Daily Archives: December 11, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM: TANGO SED

Baxter Black, DVM:  TANGO SED

It doesn’t make much difference how fast a horse can run if the jockey doesn’t cross the finish line with him.

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The Angus Cow- Unsung Hero of Certified Angus Beef

The Angus Cow- Unsung Hero of Certified Angus Beef

Oklahoma Farm Report

Mark McCully, Vice President, Production for Certified Angus Beef, calls the Angus Cow the unsung hero for the Certified Angus Beef success story. McCully says her maternal ability is the key- “that Angus cow that was able to breed back and go bring in a heavy calf and mother that calf up and do a great job and still produce a calf that could go to the next level and grow fast and efficient in the feedyard and be able to then produce that high quality carcass in the end- that’s been key

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Little-Used Repro Tool Guides Timing

Little-Used Repro Tool Guides Timing

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

If replacement heifers are the future of a strong beef herd, good conception rates are confirmation. What if there was one easy-to-get number that could tell a producer 30 days out which heifers are most likely to conceive?

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Plan Ahead When Hauling Livestock in Adverse Weather

Plan Ahead When Hauling Livestock in Adverse Weather


Wouldn’t it be nice if every livestock show was just a short drive from home? And wouldn’t it be even more ideal if we could haul our livestock in 55-degree weather with no humidity, no storms, and dry, clear roads? Unfortunately, there is no “utopia” for hauling livestock to shows, even if you live 20 minutes from the show, you have the possibility of a flat tire or a re-route due to somebody else’s unfortunate accident.

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When it comes to bulls, keep the best and cut the rest

When it comes to bulls, keep the best and cut the rest

Tom Brink

Beef Magazine

When our marketing staff discusses bull sale results, we often hear that the top half of the bulls sold very well, with prices as high (or nearly as high) as a few years ago when the calf market was stronger. But for the bottom quarter of the offering, it is a different story. Demand dries up and bidders become scarce.

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Driftless Region Beef Conference to be Held Jan. 24-25

Driftless Region Beef Conference to be Held Jan. 24-25

Bill Halfman

University of WIsconsin

With nearly 2.5 million cattle in four Midwest states, university extension services in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin are teaming together to offer the Driftless Region Beef Conference.  The fifth annual event will be held Jan. 24-25, 2019, at the Grand River Convention Center in Dubuque, Iowa.

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Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90

Bob Bergland, Agriculture Secretary Under Carter, Dies at 90

Robert D. McFadden

New York Times

Bob Bergland, a Minnesota Democrat who as a liberal congressman and President Jimmy Carter’s secretary of agriculture was a zealous advocate for America’s consumers as well as its farmers, died on Sunday in his hometown, Roseau, Minn. He was 90.

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Grazing Fall Pasture Growth Extends High-price Hay

Grazing Fall Pasture Growth Extends High-price Hay

Duane Dailey


Managed grazing makes better use of forage in a year of high-price hay. After a drought with short grass and little hay, fall pastures grew fast with good rains. Management-intensive grazing (MIG) extends fall grass supplies. Or the grass can be saved for winter grazing, says Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension forage specialist.

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Final Push for 2018 Farm Bill

Final Push for 2018 Farm Bill

Farm Bureau

The farm bill conference committee agreement in principle announced last week sets the farm bill up for passage by the end of the year. Andrew Walmsley, American Farm Bureau Federation congressional relations director, says lawmakers will consider final passage of the bill next week.

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Ed Pajor takes the reins at W.A. Ranches

Ed Pajor takes the reins at W.A. Ranches

Piper Whelan

Canadian Cattlemen

The donation of W.A. Ranches kicks off an exciting new chapter for Ed Pajor, who has been appointed the ranch’s first director. Pajor was raised on a tobacco farm in southern Ontario and studied biology as an undergraduate at the University of Waterloo. There, he participated in a co-op program as part of his honours degree, shaping the course of his future career.

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