Daily Archives: February 6, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 phrases you’ll (probably) never hear uttered by a farmer

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 phrases you’ll (probably) never hear uttered by a farmer

FarmTalk

  1. Forget the steak, how ‘bout cookin’ up some of that ginger-infused kale puree for supper?
  2. Five o’clock — the rest of the hay can wait ‘til tomorrow.

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Leading Expert Frank Mitloehner Debunks Myths About US Animal Agriculture’s Environmental Impact

Leading Expert Frank Mitloehner Debunks Myths About US Animal Agriculture’s Environmental Impact

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dr. Frank Mitloehner is one of the top experts in the world when it comes to greenhouse gas emissions and animal agriculture. He’s a professor at the University of California Davis. Fellow farm broadcaster, Ken Root, originally from Oklahoma and now broadcasting out of Iowa, talked to Mitloehner recently and he says it is important to understand that here in the United States, we don’t have a greenhouse gas emission problem with our animal agriculture.

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Feeding Moldy Hay

Feeding Moldy Hay

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

Moldy hay.  No matter how hard you tried, last summer you baled some hay a little too wet and now you have some mold.  So how do you go about feeding this moldy hay safely?  Feeding moldy hay to livestock is a tough decision.  Although all hay contains some mold, when mold becomes easily noticeable the decision becomes important.

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The Winter of 2019; A case for stockpiled forages and feeding pads!

The Winter of 2019; A case for stockpiled forages and feeding pads!

Victor Shelton

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

I wasn’t going to talk about the weather in this issue. I will say though, that I believe most livestock producers are really appreciating any rock pads that they have built. It’s one thing to have snow on top of ice, but in much of the state, that was over the top of mud.

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Developing a mineral program: combining the art and the science

Developing a mineral program: combining the art and the science

Mary Drewnoski

University of Nebraska

Historically, cattle producers believed that cattle contained “nutritional wisdom” meaning that they would consume anything such as dirt, bones, and wood in order to meet the body’s nutrient requirements. However, cattle do not intuitively know when they need a specific nutrient to meet requirements for optimal performance (i.e. treat their own subclinical deficiencies). They do appear, however, to have nutrient seeking behavior when extremely (clinically) deficient in some minerals (such as phosphorus).

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Stockmanship & Stewardship program lists dates, locations for this year

Stockmanship & Stewardship program lists dates, locations for this year

Tri State Livestock News

Five sessions of the Stockmanship & Stewardship program will be conducted in 2019 to help bring cattle producers together for further education on proper stockmanship techniques, including local stewardship that is appropriate for their regions. The sessions were announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb 1., 2019.

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Beef Exports Fuel Optimism at Convention; Market Access A Concern

Beef Exports Fuel Optimism at Convention; Market Access A Concern

AgWeb

At the Cattlemen’s College segment of the convention, U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom and Kent Bacus, director of international trade and market access for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, led a breakout session titled, International Beef Trade – What Next?

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