Daily Archives: September 24, 2018

Improve Your Stockmanship by Understanding the Flight Zone

Improve Your Stockmanship by Understanding the Flight Zone

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

We’ve all seen those diagrams of the flight zone. But sometimes seeing a group of animals demonstrate how it works is a lot more helpful. That’s what this video does for us. Yes, it is sheep, but the same principles hold when you’re working with cattle. Though I mostly work with cattle, I like this video demonstration with sheep because of their tendency to crowd more closely together than cattle. This makes it easier to see how our body language changes the animals’ response.

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Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows

Stranded on I-94 with a load of cows

Katie Pinke

Agweek

My maternal grandfather passed away in the summer of 2017, but every time I drive on Interstate 94 between my prairie home and Fargo, N.D., I remember a trip I took with him to sell cattle.

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Make the most of your cattle deworming program

Make the most of your cattle deworming program

Beef Magazine

A common practice found on many operations is to dose dewormers according to the average weight of the herd. While convenient, this can under-dose a significant number of the cattle and diminish the effectiveness of the drug.

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Survey: Consumers want protein but don’t understand it

Survey: Consumers want protein but don’t understand it

Krissa Welshans

Feedstuffs

The survey showed that 55% of U.S. households say high protein is now an important attribute to consider when buying food for their households. Across the country, 6% of households include someone who is on a high-protein diet. That’s more than 5.4 million people, Nielsen noted.

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Selection and Development of Rangeland Heifers

Selection and Development of Rangeland Heifers

Lindsay King

In Beef Cattle

Heifers should have their first calf by the age of 2. However, that is dependent on their reaching puberty early, and puberty is a function of age and body weight, noted Bruce Carpenter, Texas A&M University animal science associate professor and extension livestock specialist, speaking to cattlemen gathered Aug. 29-30 in Ruidoso, N.M., for the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle workshop.

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Former cattleman’s legacy spans a wide range of achievements

Former cattleman’s legacy spans a wide range of achievements

Jon Pompia

The Pueblo Chieftain

A noted cattleman and longtime general manager of the Colorado State Fair has been inducted into the Central High School Hall of Honor.  Clarence Gerald “Jerry” Robbe, a 1951 graduate of Central, died in 2017 at the age of 83.

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North Dakota rancher not too worried about trade war impacting cattle market

North Dakota rancher not too worried about trade war impacting cattle market

Steve Kirch

Dickinson News

Some ranchers on the Western Edge of North Dakota are optimistic about how the market looks, but will the new series of trade wars between the United States and China start to affect the outlook. One Slope County rancher said he feels good, but he is keeping his fingers crossed at the same time.

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Tips offered on caring for animals after the storm hits.

Tips offered on caring for animals after the storm hits.

Angus Beef Bulletin

While parts of the country are dealing with no water, others are dealing with too much and severe wind damage. Hurricanes cause incredible amounts of damage. Being prepared is the best prescription for dealing with hurricanes. However, since hurricane season is in full swing, it is important to know how to care for animals after the storm.

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Neogen launches upgraded Igenity® Beef Profile

Neogen launches upgraded Igenity® Beef Profile

A Steak in Genomics™

Commercial beef producers will get more traits and selection index tools in the upgraded Igenity® Beef profile. The Igenity Beef Profile will offer 16 traits for $29, replacing Neogen’s 13-trait Igenity Gold ($40) and 6-trait Igenity Silver ($25) tests. The upgrade includes new predictions for weaning weight, yearling weight and hot carcass weight for a total of 16 traits scored on a 1–10 scale, plus two new selection indexes.

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Home of rare cattle protected

Home of rare cattle protected

Times Union

Cynthia Creech first established Artemis Farm more than 31 years ago in Tennessee when there were only 16 Randall cattle left in the country, according to the partnership that has helped her secure the easement.

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