Daily Archives: April 22, 2019

The Story of Morlunda Farms

The Story of Morlunda Farms

Harvest Filmworks

New technologies for range and pasture management

New technologies for range and pasture management

Mitchell Stephenson

The Fence Post

As technology improves and continually moves forward, more and more information can be gathered remotely to make informed decisions on Nebraska’s farms and ranches. Remote sensing is the science of obtaining information about objects or areas from a distance, typically from drones, airplanes or satellites.

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I Normally Like Ribs . . .

I Normally Like Ribs . . .

Dr. Les Anderson

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Jeff, Darrh, and I were chatting the other day and, amazingly, we all agreed on something! Over our many miles of travel this winter/spring, we have seen more ribs on cows that any of us can remember. The wet, cold winter and poor hay quality has really stressed cows and if we don’t watch out, it will impact rebreeding.

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Modeling efficiency and robustness in ruminants: the nutritional point of view

Modeling efficiency and robustness in ruminants: the nutritional point of view

Daniel Sauvant

Animal Frontiers

Over the past decades, livestock production and breeding have been mainly focused on improving performance because more productive animals have a better feed efficiency and present a higher margin over feed cost. Efficiency is also gaining renewed interest following Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) analysis, which shows that one of the major approaches for ensuring global food security is to increase the efficiency of processing food resources in animal products (Makkar and Beever, 2013).

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Disruptive stocker technology

Disruptive stocker technology

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“You’ve got to recognize disruptive technologies when they arrive and adopt them early or you’re not going to be here,” said Robin Falkner, DVM, of CattleFlow, near Nashville, Tenn. He is a consultant on feeder cattle health, management and procurement; recognized for using a multidimensional approach to continuous improvement, with the goal of helping clients benchmark in the top 25% for operational efficiency, profitability, and quality of life for man and cattle.

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How Prenuptial Agreements Protect Farms

How Prenuptial Agreements Protect Farms

Sara Schafer

AgWeb

Prenuptial agreements are far from romantic. But they can prevent a farm from facing a devastating asset loss or long-term hard feelings.  “I always tell people that nobody gets on an airplane thinking that it’s going to crash, but you still go over the safety instructions,” says Cari Rincker, principal attorney with Rincker Law in Champaign, Ill. “I look at prenups often the same way—they are the safety instructions for a marriage.”

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“Preconditioning” improves cattle investment

“Preconditioning” improves cattle investment

The Magnolia Reporter

Arkansas cattle producers looking to improve their return on investment should consider preconditioning calves before taking them to market, extension specialists told attendees at the Livestock and Forestry Station field day on Tuesday in Batesville.

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