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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