Daily Archives: October 9, 2018

Cull Cow Marketing Decisions

Cull Cow Marketing Decisions

Heather Gessner

iGrow

Fall weather brings many changes to the cattle operation, one of them being pregnancy testing and the subsequent removal of open, thin, lame or poor temperament cows from the herd.

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The Beef Toolbox

The Beef Toolbox

MEGAN J. WEBB

Farm and Ranch Guide

It is important to have a powerful toolbox of beef connoisseur skills when it is time to impress guests this Holiday Season. Beef grading, selection, and cookery skills will win over the most trivial guest’s mind and palate!

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Lone Creek Cattle Co.: Creating a common market for an uncommon breed, Piedmontese

Lone Creek Cattle Co.: Creating a common market for an uncommon breed, Piedmontese

Brenna Ramsden

The Fence Post

While many in the cattle business focus on producing the kind of cattle they like, one Nebraska operation is focusing on what the customer likes. Lone Creek Cattle Company is based in Lincoln, Neb., with ranches situated in the western part of the state. The unique breed they are marketing is the double-muscled Piedmontese.

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The Real Cost of Limiting Nutrients

The Real Cost of Limiting Nutrients

Dr. Les Anderson,

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Fall is rapidly approaching and all cow-calf producers need to access the body condition score (BCS) of their herd. Spring-calving cows are nearing weaning time and the fall is the most economical time to put weight back on. Now is also a key time to manage BCS score in fall-calving cows. Most realize the link between body condition score and reproductive rate but what is the economic impact of allowing BCS to decline? Each year producers faced the decision of how much money should I put into my cows? Can I afford to feed them? So, what is the cost of letting your cows get thin?

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Supreme Court Proceeds with Critical Cases to Agriculture Over Weekend, Sans Kavanaugh’s Vote

Supreme Court Proceeds with Critical Cases to Agriculture Over Weekend, Sans Kavanaugh’s Vote

Oklahoma Farm Report

Over the weekend, the US Senate confirmed the Hon. Brett Kavanaugh as the newest US Supreme Court Justice. Unfortunately, there have been a couple of cases that were argued this past week before the eight justices of the Supreme Court, that Kavanaugh will not have a chance to weigh in on regarding the government’s ability to grab land from private landowners. According to Mary Thomas-Hart, deputy environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the outcomes of these cases have the potential to significantly impact cattle producers across the country.

 

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Standing-Corn Grazer

Standing-Corn Grazer

Loretta Sorensen
Progressive Farmer

Doug Sieck learned about grazing standing corn 10 years ago, but it wasn’t until prices reached break-even levels in 2016 that he decided it was time for him to try feeding corn right from the field.

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Grazing Too Short in Fall and Winter Can Mean More Weeds in the Spring

Grazing Too Short in Fall and Winter Can Mean More Weeds in the Spring

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Results of a study by University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers show that if you graze shorter you’re helping weed seeds get the light and resources they need to germinate well in the spring. Their study focused on burdock, but results could be similar for other weed species that germinate in early spring.

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Meet the gene-edited cows that could revolutionize beef production

Meet the gene-edited cows that could revolutionize beef production

Jason Bellini

Wall Street Journal

On July 14, 2018 Genzelle, an Angus calf genetically engineered to withstand Brazil’s high summer temperatures, was born. Cows like Genzelle are cold-weather animals, typically raised in North America because the continent’s less intense climate is more suitable for Angus cattle. When temperatures get too hot, the cows won’t eat and don’t get fat, which creates the “beefy” quality consumers find desirable in steak.

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American farmers are the unsung environmentalists

American farmers are the unsung environmentalists

Rick Berman

Washington Times

One of the biggest conversations about modern farming has to do with its impact on the environment. Ever since our ancestors began domesticating plants some 10,000 years ago, the entire course of history was forever changed — for humans, animals and, of course, the environment.

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How reducing risk factors for BRD attracts buyers

How reducing risk factors for BRD attracts buyers

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

In the past couple of weeks, I’ve visited with some of the largest and most successful feedlot owners around the country. Interviews with these individuals have revealed their priorities, goals, concerns and challenges. From a cow-calf perspective, it was really eye-opening to learn more about how the management practices we follow on the ranch really have an impact on feeder cattle as they move to the feedlot up until the point of harvest.

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