Daily Archives: May 15, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM:  Three Wheel Roping

Baxter Black, DVM:  Three Wheel Roping

I’ve always sorta figgered the reason there is more cowboy poetry than there is farmer poetry has to do with horses. Most cowboy poetry is about wrecks. One person plus one cow equals a wreck now and then. One person plus one cow plus one horse equals a wreck every time!

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Silvopasture: Growing Quality Trees & Livestock Together

Silvopasture: Growing Quality Trees & Livestock Together


Grazing livestock in woodlands is commonly practiced the world around. In some places, like the Northeast, however, this grazing method became taboo in the later part of the 20th century due to overgrazing and environmental concerns.

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Weed issues following extreme wet

Weed issues following extreme wet

Nicholas T. Basinger

Progressive Forage

Weeds come in all shapes and sizes, and many folks have a hard time figuring out what weed they have in their field. If you do not know what you are dealing with, you can’t take the best course of action.

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Cattle question: To shed or not to shed?

Cattle question: To shed or not to shed?

David Burton

High Plains Journal

It is springtime in the Ozarks and that means cattle owners will be working their spring and fall-calving cows and calves. “In addition to a long list of health management practices you’ll be doing as the cattle leave the chute, I’d suggest someone in your crew hair score the cows. May is an ideal time to do it,” said Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock with University of Missouri Extension.

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AgriLife Research scientists investigate mysteries of puberty in young female cattle

AgriLife Research scientists investigate mysteries of puberty in young female cattle

Dr. Gary Williams, Dr. Rodolfo Cardoso

Texas A&M AgriLife

Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso. Now, the two researchers have come to the conclusion that puberty is not only affected in the months prior to, but also events during pregnancy and development.

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Genomics link beef cattle to production environment

Genomics link beef cattle to production environment


In 2015, University of Missouri Division of Animal Sciences assistant professor Jared Decker received a $2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to create genetic and genomic predictions that would allow producers, farmers and ranchers to identify the cattle that are going to perform the best in their specific environment.

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Now is the Time for Preparing for Next Year’s Calving

Now is the Time for Preparing for Next Year’s Calving

Glenn Selk

Beef Magazine

“Only 1 to 2 months ago the spring calving cows were calving, the temperatures were colder and the calving pastures were already covered with muck and manure. Experience would say that you do not want to ask cow calf operators how calving is then, because the response would be less than objective, reflecting bone-chilling cold and not enough sleep.”

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