Daily Archives: June 5, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  Flynt and Frank

Baxter Black, DVM:  Flynt and Frank

Andy and I went down to Williston, Florida to visit a couple of characters. This is horse country and these boys were hock deep in horse training.

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The Hay Debate: Quality versus Quantity

The Hay Debate: Quality versus Quantity

Dr. Andrew Griffith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

One of the greatest debates in the cattle industry may revolve around the hay industry since most cattle operations utilize hay at some point through the year. The crux of the debate is quality versus quantity.

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Stay on Top of Summer Weeds

Stay on Top of Summer Weeds

Dr. Gary Bates

University of Tennessee

Pasture and hay production in Tennessee follows a relatively predictable pattern.  Forages begin to grow in March, do well until mid-June, slump some until September, grow in fall until November, then slump until the next March.  This cycle is one that many of you have seen completed dozens of times.  Another component of this cycle occurs during the summer season.  It is the emergence of warm-season weeds.

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Land Transition Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

Land Transition Can Lead to Unintended Consequences

Allan Vyhnalek

University of Nebraska

Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons who had started farming operations themselves. So, their transition plan was to give a quarter to each of the sons at their passing.

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Red Devon Enthusiasts Gather in Virginia

Red Devon Enthusiasts Gather in Virginia

Becca Pizmoht

Lancaster Farming

Red Devon enthusiasts from around the world came to APD Farm in Warrenton on May 23 for the Red Devon National Show. “We’re so happy to be a part of this,” said Matt Rales, co-owner of APD Farm. “Since 2016, we’ve been working to adapt the property to a grass-fed beef operation with rotational grazing. The Red Devon cattle that we’ve gotten from the Lakota Ranch are well-adapted to the Virginia environment and allow us to efficiently finish them on pasture.”

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Biological Control of Invasive Weeds

Biological Control of Invasive Weeds

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Ranchers trying to find ways to stop invasive weeds in their tracks can use biologic controls. Jeremey Varley, agriculture section manager of noxious weeds at the Idaho State Department of Agriculture, says the first step in any control program is knowing which weed is taking over your pastures, fields or rangelands.

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Keep cattle comfortable in hot weather

Keep cattle comfortable in hot weather

Wallaces Farmer

The USDA National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s heat stress forecast alerts livestock producers when heat stress conditions will be elevated for the coming week. Iowa was under a high heat warning on Memorial Day weekend. The hot temperatures early in the year before cattle had a chance to acclimate has caused some issues for producers.

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Allflex Unveils Cow Monitoring Solution for Beef Farms

Allflex Unveils Cow Monitoring Solution for Beef Farms

Laurie Bedord

Successful Farming

SenseTime Beef is a smart, modular monitoring solution designed to deliver unmatched cow reproduction and health management information. In turn, this data empowers beef cattle producers to significantly increase the number of calves produced.

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Exactly When You Deworm Your Cows Matters

Exactly When You Deworm Your Cows Matters

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

Larry Hollis calls it the clean cow-clean pasture concept. That’s his answer to the question of when you should worm your cows. “The way I look at it,” says the Kansas State University Extension veterinarian, “when you go to clean pasture, put clean cows out there.”

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Controlling Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle

Controlling Horn Flies on Pastured Cattle

David Boxler


Pasture fly season is approaching and now is the time to evaluate your horn fly management plan for the 2018 grazing season. First, re-evaluate last year’s plan. Did it provide adequate fly control? If yes, do you have a resistance management plan for the new fly season?

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