Daily Archives: November 20, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE FIRST COWBOY THANKSGIVING

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE FIRST COWBOY THANKSGIVING

In November 1621, a Thursday, I believe, the pilgrims were fixin’ to set down to a meager meal of fish sticks and boiled beets.

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Have a Good Plan When Feeding Byproducts

Have a Good Plan When Feeding Byproducts
Kim Mullenix

Cattle Today

In the Southeast U.S., most of the feed ingredients used in beef cattle diets are byproducts of row-crop production systems. As with any “byproduct” of an industry, there are special considerations to keep in mind when feeding these products.

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Some Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Bale Grazing

Some Do’s and Don’ts for Successful Bale Grazing

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

If you’re going to be feeding your livestock this winter, bale grazing could be right for you. It can save you time and money and even improve your pastures. Here are some tips from the Manitoba Grazing Council to help you get started and make it work for you.

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Turn Around Trouble on New Stockers

Turn Around Trouble on New Stockers

Becky Mills
Progressive Farmer

Pasture-based stockers like Keith Glover may be at the mercy of weather, but most will admit the No. 1 production headache they have year in and year out is health care.

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Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing

Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

This article is a summary of the 2018 Nebraska Beef Cattle Report “Late Summer Planted Oat-Brassica Forage Quality Changes during Winter Grazing.”  Mary E. Lenz, Jordan L. Cox, Kristen E. Hales, Hannah C. Wilson, and Mary E. Drewnoski were collaborators on this research study and report.  The report is summarized by Aaron Berger, Nebraska Extension Beef Educator.

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Know the signs of fog fever

Know the signs of fog fever

Dr. Ron Clarke

Canadian Cattlemen

Fog fever is not an uncommon condition in adult beef cattle this time of year. It is often sudden in onset and can be a cause of sudden death affecting a significant number of mature cows

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Seven Tips for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop a Strong Marketing Plan

Seven Tips for Farmers and Ranchers to Develop a Strong Marketing Plan

Northern Ag

One of the keys to success for today’s agricultural producers is a strong marketing plan which includes knowing break-even costs, having a solid action plan and keeping emotions out of it, according to a tip sheet released by the American Bankers Association today at the ABA National Agricultural Bankers conference in Omaha, Neb. The tip sheet—developed by members of the ABA Agricultural and Rural Bankers Committee—includes seven tips to help farmers and ranchers manage their risk.

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