Daily Archives: October 3, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 ways a farmer knows he’s getting older

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 ways a farmer knows he’s getting older

FarmTalk

  1. When he looks at new tractors, he’s partial to the one with the lowest bottom step.
  2. Somehow, cows have gotten a lot faster than they used to be.

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Fifth Anniversary of Western South Dakota Blizzard

Fifth Anniversary of Western South Dakota Blizzard

Laura Edwards and David Ollila.

iGrow

As we remember the fifth anniversary of the winter storm and blizzard that occurred on October 3–5, 2013 (which some call Winter Storm Atlas), the event provides a reminder that it is time to begin preparation and planning for winter weather events that can occur from now through May.

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Despite Consumers Growing Concern with Production Practices – Taste, Price, Convenience Still King

Despite Consumers Growing Concern with Production Practices – Taste, Price, Convenience Still King

Oklahoma Farm Report

Shawn Darcy, director of market research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association on behalf of the Beef Checkoff explained what today’s consumer looks like, how they think and how producers as an industry should approach their marketing strategy to most effectively reach them.

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What to do when preg check doesn’t go your way

What to do when preg check doesn’t go your way

Western Livestock Journal

You think you’re doing everything possible to prepare for a great pregnancy check, but are you seeing the payoff? Are you hitting a 90 to 95 percent pregnancy rate? If your results are average or below, it’s time to pinpoint the reason.

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Reducing supplemental feeding frequency: Can it be done?

Reducing supplemental feeding frequency: Can it be done?

Kim Mullenix

Progressive Cattleman

As summer forage quantity and quality declines in the early fall, many cattle producers begin to think about supplementation options in their operation. This is especially the case for fall-calving systems, as herd nutrient needs increase prior to and just after calving.

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How to Keep Protein Cost Effective for the Cow Herd

How to Keep Protein Cost Effective for the Cow Herd

Vitaferm

The two most vital nutrients in a cow’s diet are energy and protein. Energy plays a very key role in the reproductive and lactation process, calf growth, weaning and overall performance. However, without the proper amount of protein in the diet, the amount of energy and all other nutrient intake and absorption levels can be impacted. Therefore, it is important to think of protein and energy as working in sync, and to know what is in your cows’ diets and supplement them as needed.

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Effects of a Freeze on Forages

Effects of a Freeze on Forages

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems.

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