Daily Archives: June 19, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Day to Remember

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Day to Remember

It’s funny how the world goes around. Francisco and I were checking cows, making a big circle early in the morning to beat the heat.

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As Selection Tools Become More Sophisticated, Ranchers are Growing More Confident in Decision

As Selection Tools Become More Sophisticated, Ranchers are Growing More Confident in Decisions

Oklahoma Farm Report

There are so many genetic tools available these days to help producers select just the right bull for every operation. So many tools, it can at times get confusing when trying to get your arms around which tool to use to collect the information you are most interested in.

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Beef: America’s dinner and a juicy climate controversy

Beef: America’s dinner and a juicy climate controversy

Amy Harder

Axios

Beef is an American food icon. It’s also the biggest culinary culprit when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions. Why it matters: California startups are increasingly targeting carnivores with plant burgers so beef-like they bleed, as you’ll see in the above video. Plus, new research is breaking down food’s impact on climate change, and potential solutions are emerging to cut down on a potent greenhouse gas that cows emit.

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During hot weather, evaluate your cattle daily for signs of heat stress.

During hot weather, evaluate your cattle daily for signs of heat stress.

Wallaces Farmer

Heat stress in the summer is a recurring issue for most areas of Iowa and surrounding states where cattle feeding occurs. Proper planning can provide effective strategies for relief and minimize death loss during heat events.

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NCBA “Looks Forward” to Public Meeting on Fake Meat

NCBA “Looks Forward” to Public Meeting on Fake Meat

NCBA

According to the FDA, the public meeting is intended to provide interested parties and the public with an opportunity to comment on emerging lab-grown protein technology. The public meeting is not a formal decision and will not prevent USDA from asserting primary jurisdiction.

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Missouri Farmers Seek Forage Options as Drought Cuts Grass Growth

Missouri Farmers Seek Forage Options as Drought Cuts Grass Growth

Duane Dailey

Drovers

Shortage of cattle forage forces some Ozark herd owners to chop trees to feed leaves. That method was used in big droughts of the 1930s and 1950s. Damage comes from more than an intense drought, said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri forage specialist in a weekly teleconference. Regional extension specialists update state staff on current problems.

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Warm-season Annuals May Be Forage Option

Warm-season Annuals May Be Forage Option

NDSU Ag News

“Spotty showers and storms have given some localities some needed moisture, while much of western and north-central North Dakota remains critically dry,” says John Dhuyvetter, North Dakota State University Extension livestock systems specialist at the North Central Research Extension Center near Minot. “Options remain for planting some summer annual forage crops where moisture is adequate for emergence or rain may still come.” Good choices for warm-season plantings include hay millets, forage sorghum and sudangrass hybrids, he notes.

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