Daily Archives: December 27, 2018

Tips to build positive cash flow in the cattle business

Tips to build positive cash flow in the cattle business

Robert Fears

Beef Producer

Cash flow is important for the health of commercial enterprises, and the cattle business is no exception. The short definition of cash flow is the amount of money flowing in and out of a business.

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Not all corn residue bales are created equal

Not all corn residue bales are created equal

Terry Klopfenstein, Mary Drewnoski and Ashley Conway

Progressive Forage

Baled corn residue is just corn residue, right? As with many things, it all depends. Baled corn residue is often a low-cost source of roughage in the Midwest. Its feed value, though, can be increased with use of selective harvest methods or ammoniation, making corn residue an even more valuable feed resource.

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Hay-buying Tips

Hay-buying Tips

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

Neal and Amanda Sorenson of Powder River Angus Ranch, Spotted Horse, Wyo., purchase hay most years. Neal says they try to buy good-quality hay that doesn’t have weeds, because they don’t want to bring any weeds to the ranch.

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National Western: The Super Bowl of the cattle industry

National Western: The Super Bowl of the cattle industry

Amy Schutte

Progressive Cattleman

If the thought of seeing more than 22 different cattle breeds in one place makes you want to jump in your truck or board a plane for Denver, then you won’t want to miss the National Western Stock Show and Rodeo (NWSS).

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Unique genetics project demonstrates effectiveness of EPDs and DNA testing

Unique genetics project demonstrates effectiveness of EPDs and DNA testing

Kacey Koester

High Plains Journal

More than 40 calves produced from one cow, all in the name of genetic research. That’s something you don’t see every day. This research, dubbed the LiveWiRED project, is a cooperative effort between the Junior Red Angus Association of America and the Red Angus Foundation, Inc. The plan is to evaluate the real-world performance of calves compared to their sires’ EPDs for growth and carcass traits.

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Expect Lots of Conversation About Animal ID in 2019

Expect Lots of Conversation About Animal ID in 2019

Oklahoma Farm Report

Currently, there is a lot of interest in the livestock industry regarding cattle traceability, or animal ID. Chelsea Good, vice president of government and industry affairs for the Livestock Marketing Association, said in a recent conversation with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays, that her organization and the people it represents fall right in the middle of this conversation.

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Red meat exports delivers value to corn producers

Red meat exports delivers value to corn producers

The Cattle Business Weekly

The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) has received the results of an updated study aimed at quantifying the value delivered to U.S. corn producers through exports of red meat. The original 2016 study, as well as the 2018 follow-up, were conducted by World Perspectives, Inc. (WPI), a leading agricultural consulting firm.

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