Daily Archives: May 13, 2019

Cattle marketing is like a dirty diaper

Cattle marketing is like a dirty diaper

Doug Ferguson

Beef Producer

If you’re the type of person who shoots trap, this week’s cattle market was for you. In looking at market reports from across the country it appears prices paid were in a shotgun pattern; all over the place. And if you did your marketing right you hit your target.

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Unseen Damage from Parasites can Harm Your Bottom Line

Unseen Damage from Parasites can Harm Your Bottom Line

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Despite great progress in controlling parasites, too many operations fail to consider active ingredients for specific parasite challenges — or even deworming at all. Failure to deworm calves in the spring can limit the calf’s ability to reach its full genetic potential.

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Do weaning weights pay the bills?

Do weaning weights pay the bills?

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“There’s quite a bit of evidence to suggest the trend for weaning weight is flat in commercial cow-calf operations in some parts of the country,” says Dave Lalman, Extension beef cattle specialist at Oklahoma State University (OSU).

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Effective parasite control begins with understanding active ingredients.

Effective parasite control begins with understanding active ingredients.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Using parasiticides in cattle without considering the active ingredients in those products presents dangers for an operation. Using different parasiticide active ingredients can extend the effectiveness of parasite control products and play a significant role in the management of healthier cattle.

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Cattle Guru Retires, But Goes To Work

Cattle Guru Retires, But Goes To Work

Jim Olson

KXNET

A man who has shared research and provided answers to livestock producers in northwest North Dakota for almost three decades is stepping down from his job.
John Dyuyvetter was honored at a retirement party this afternoon at the North Central Research Extension Center – a facility he’s worked at since 1991.
He’s held various titles over the years but the bottom line is, he’s been a source of information for ranchers for 28 years.

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In Texas, cattle rustling evolves into sophisticated multimillion-dollar crimes

In Texas, cattle rustling evolves into sophisticated multimillion-dollar crimes

Brandon Mulder

Dallas News

John Bradshaw clocks 40,000 miles a year in his white Ford F-150, driving up and down the highways and country roads that crisscross Texas’ North Central Plains. Bradshaw is in the cattle business, but not in the traditional sense. He’s deputized to protect ranchers from the West’s timeworn villain: the cattle rustler.

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Beef industry a complex market

Beef industry a complex market

Derrell S. Peel

Enid News and Eagle

Cattle prices are derived from the total value consumers place on beef products. Final consumer demand for beef determines beef carcass values and sequentially, fed cattle prices, feeder cattle prices and calf prices.

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