Daily Archives: November 7, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 selling points for your old truck

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 selling points for your old truck

FarmTalk

  1. From-the-cab transmission access.
  2. Bumper custom-shaped to fit south end of northbound bull.

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The Snowball Effect: Combining Genomic Selection with Advanced Reproductive Technologies

The Snowball Effect: Combining Genomic Selection with Advanced Reproductive Technologies

Dr. Justin Rhinehart

University of Tennessee

Most of the articles I write focus on technologies that apply to a wide scope of cattle producers. I usually have the commercial cow-calf sector in mind even when I write about technologies that are used predominantly in seedstock production. This article is a bit different as I aim to describe how the combination of two technology categories are being used together to make the metaphorical snowball of genetic advancement grow and roll faster

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Chute-Side Vaccine Cooler a Useful Tool for Cattle Producers

Chute-Side Vaccine Cooler a Useful Tool for Cattle Producers

Donald Stotts

Bovine Veterinarian

Biological products should be stored under refrigeration at 35 degrees to 45 degrees Fahrenheit unless the nature of the product makes storing at a different temperature advisable. If vaccines are not stored within this temperature range, efficacy to the calf can and will be reduced.

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Checkoff Suit Can Expand to More States, Court Says

Checkoff Suit Can Expand to More States, Court Says

Greg Henderson

Drovers

The federal district court in Montana has granted the motion by Ranchers-Cattlemen Action Legal Fund United Stockgrowers of America (R-CALF) to expand its beef checkoff lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to include at least 13 states in addition to Montana.

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New grass can kill pregnancies

New grass can kill pregnancies

Kassidy Buse

Hay and Forage

Moving from drylot to pasture in the spring is usually a welcomed change, but there is still reason for caution because this time period often aligns with the beginning of the breeding season.

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3 P’s: probiotics, prebiotics and profit

3 P’s: probiotics, prebiotics and profit

Beef Producer

“Nutrition is the next step in the evolution of health,” says Jason Barber, purebred division manager with Superior Livestock, talking about value-added programs. “Shots can be given, but this side (nutrition) needs more attention.”

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Extending fall and winter grazing

Extending fall and winter grazing

Heather Smith Thomas

Canadian Cattleman

Extending the grazing season for cattle can help reduce production costs and there are various ways to increase forage production/utilization to ensure adequate fall grazing that can often be extended into winter.

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Dry pastures lacking in minerals and vitamins

Dry pastures lacking in minerals and vitamins

Peter Vitti

Grainews

After several months of a hot and dry summer, who would have imagined that we would have snow showers by the end of September. It wouldn’t have been so bad if some pastures had bounced back, yet they remain deplorable.

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Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit Registration Deadline Approaching

Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit Registration Deadline Approaching

Market Screener

Early registration for the Iowa Cattle Industry Leadership Summit ends Nov. 12. The conference will be held Dec. 6-7, 2018 at the Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona. All cattle producers are invited to come for education, inspiration and the opportunity to talk to other members of the industry from around the state.

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Bruised beef carcasses = bruised bottom line

Bruised beef carcasses = bruised bottom line

Helen Kline

Beef Magazine

Carcass bruising has long been an issue in fed cattle, cull cow and bull packing plants. Lately, however, the incidence of bruised carcasses has been rising.

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