Daily Archives: October 24, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten warnings about trick-or-treating at some farm houses

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten warnings about trick-or-treating at some farm houses

FarmTalk

  1. Wake up a grouchy old farmer who’s nodded off in the recliner and he may look like Jason without the hockey mask.
  2. The underwear isn’t part of a costume.

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Some allergic reactions can be treated; here are tips to watch for.

Some allergic reactions can be treated; here are tips to watch for.

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Proper injection sites and techniques can help minimize risks for reactions.

Occasionally cattle react to vaccine or medication, whether injected, applied topically or given orally. An allergic reaction can be mild and local, like swelling at injection site, for instance, or serious and fatal if the animal goes into anaphylactic shock.

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El Nino conditions forecast for fall-winter

El Nino conditions forecast for fall-winter

Al Dutcher

The Cattle Business Weekly

Longer term forecasts of what lies ahead for the Central Plains this fall and winter often start with a look at ocean temperature trends. Sea surface conditions in the Equatorial Pacific continue to exhibit above normal temperatures, with a large pool of anomalously warm water underneath the surface that extends from South America to Indonesia. The strongest area of warmth below the surface is just west of central Equatorial Pacific. Therefore, there is ample warmth underneath the Pacific to maintain the surface warm pool.

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President Trump to Speak at National FFA Convention in Indy

President Trump to Speak at National FFA Convention in Indy

Hoosier Ag Today

President Trump will be attending the National FFA Convention & Expo on Saturday, Oct. 27, 2018, during the ninth general session at Bankers Life Fieldhouse and will address the FFA members. Over time, it is has become a tradition of the National FFA Organization to invite the sitting president to make remarks during its annual national convention and expo.

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Consumers Are Now Becoming Increasingly Concerned with Cattle’s Diet

Consumers Are Now Becoming Increasingly Concerned with Cattle’s Diet

Oklahoma Farm Report

Most of our beef cattle have a largely forage-based diet. It is only those cattle that head to a feedlot for the final three to four months of their life that “finish” with a diet that includes corn and feed grains to develop the marbling that allows us to get a choice or prime animal at the end of the day. However, Oklahoma State University’s Janeen Salak-Johnson says there are people out there that are very concerned about corn being used to feed beef cattle.

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Too Much, Too Early

Too Much, Too Early

Justin Sexten

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Fall- and spring-calving herd managers don’t often find themselves facing the same decision as those who buy calves for backgrounding, but this is one of those times. Should you implant the calves and if so, what product should be used? Answers will vary, of course.

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The Lasting Benefits of Pre-Weaning Vaccinations in Beef Calves

The Lasting Benefits of Pre-Weaning Vaccinations in Beef Calves

Drovers

Colostrum consumed by a newborn calf provides protection against infectious diseases. However, this protection is only temporary, lasting a few weeks to months, and calves must start building their own immunities. Vaccination during this time of transition can help protect the calf until weaning age. The following are three key benefits of incorporating pre-weaning vaccinations on your operation.

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More than 65,000 expected in Indianapolis for 2018 National FFA Convention

More than 65,000 expected in Indianapolis for 2018 National FFA Convention

On the Farm Radio

he city of Indianapolis will soon transform into a sea of blue jackets when the National FFA Convention & Expo kicks off for the ninety-first time. This time-honored tradition, where innovators and leaders of tomorrow come together, will be held in the Circle City Oct. 24-27, 2018.

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Don’t skimp on winter supplementation

Don’t skimp on winter supplementation

Beef Magazine

Even though the first few weeks of fall have just “officially” passed, it is never too early to begin thinking about winter. It seems like producers and meteorologists alike have been discussing that this winter could be bitterly cold and snow covered, and if you are one of the many people who refer to the Farmer’s Almanac, you are probably already planning ahead.

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7 Questions to Ask When Buying Ag Land

7 Questions to Ask When Buying Ag Land

Progressive Cattleman

Although concerns over trade and unexpected weather conditions continue to be top-of-mind for those in the agricultural industry, there is always value in farmland. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, average agricultural land values nationwide are trending up. Average farm real estate value has increased 1.9 percent to $3,140 per acre from 2017 values.

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