Daily Archives: May 6, 2019

American Angus CEO To Resign

American Angus CEO To Resign

Greg Henderson

Drovers

A letter to members of the American Angus Association announces the resignation of its CEO.  ) In a letter to Angus breeders dated May 1, 2019, the board of directors of the American Angus Association announced that chief executive officer Allen Moczygemba will resign effective May 15, 2019.

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Expand your approach to reduce the risks of BV

Expand your approach to reduce the risks of BVD

Farm and Ranch Guide

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV) continues to be a vexing problem for cow/calf producers. BVDV is spread in multiple ways and the risk control effort needs to have a multi-pronged approach.

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Avoid introducing weed seeds through livestock feed

Avoid introducing weed seeds through livestock feed

Western Livestock Journal

Cattle, sheep, and goat producers need to be on the lookout to make sure Palmer amaranth, leafy spurge, and other invasive weed seeds don’t sneak in with feed. The Minnesota Department of Agriculture recently determined that Palmer amaranth found its way into a soybean field through cattle manure. The cattle had been fed screenings from contaminated sunflower seed.

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Dealing with winter-injured forage stands

Dealing with winter-injured forage stands

Morning Ag Clips

I’ve been hearing reports of winter injured forage stands, especially in alfalfa. The saturated soil during much of the winter took its toll, with winter heaving being quite severe in many areas. So, what should be done in these injured stands?

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Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

Manure Sampling for Nutrient Analysis

Rory Lewandowski

Farms.com

Applying livestock manure based on nutrient content is one factor involved in using manure more effectively. There are two main challenges to sampling manure for a nutrient analysis; determining when to sample and then collecting a representative sample. Ideally, a manure sample is submitted before application and the results are used in calculating the field application rate.

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‘America First’ may be last hope for these cattle ranchers

‘America First’ may be last hope for these cattle ranchers

David J. Lynch

Washington Post

ifty-mile-per-hour winds and snow drifts seven feet deep greeted Ted Wishon when he checked on his cattle herd, hunkered down on a hillside along the northern bank of the Columbia River. With his 21-year-old son, George, Wishon labored through six weeks of brutal weather this year keeping hundreds of animals alive. The two men — living in a spartan trailer on leased land pinned between a winery and the icy waterway — repaired fences, delivered calves and kept the herd fed and watered.

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Seaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows

Seaweed diet could help curb global warming by eliminating gas from cows

10 News San Diego

Getting cows to burp and pass gas less could be vital to curbing global warming. Now, researchers at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego think they have the solution: seaweed. “Everybody chuckles,” says lead researcher Jennifer Smith. “It’s one project that almost anyone you talk to can relate to.”

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Improve the Nutritive Value of Corn Silage

Improve the Nutritive Value of Corn Silage

Drovers

The energy value of whole-plant corn silage (WPCS) contributed by starch is approximately 50%. An increase in starch digestion may lead to better nutrient utilization and decreased feed costs. However, starch digestibility of WPCS may be affected by several factors.

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‘The future ain’t what it used to be.’

‘The future ain’t what it used to be.’

Frank Padilla

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Yogi Berra, an icon to the world of baseball, once said, “The future ain’t what it used to be.” We can relate this to marketing feeder cattle through today’s various platforms and the amount of information we provide, or could be providing, to potential buyers. You, as a cattle producer, have options when it comes to marketing your calf crop.

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Consumer demand for high-quality beef is strong and growing

Consumer demand for high-quality beef is strong and growing

Hillary Makens

Farm and Ranch

Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. That rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. According to the latest retail sales data from IRI/Freshlook, beef demand is up 15 percent since 2012.

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