Daily Archives: May 28, 2019

How Cattle Ranchers On The U.S.-Mexico Border Feel About The Wall

How Cattle Ranchers On The U.S.-Mexico Border Feel About The Wall

NBC News NOW

NBC’s Simone Boyce visits ranchers living along the southern border who feel that President Trump’s border wall would help keep them and their families safe.

 

Management Choice Can Add Cows Without Adding Pasture

Management Choice Can Add Cows Without Adding Pasture

Becky Mills
Progressive Farmer

Whether it’s by choice or because of a natural disaster, there are times when cows and calves end up in a drylot. The good news is it can work. For Alan Eck, drylotting is a choice. The 26-year old Henderson, Maryland, farmer is growing his operation, which includes corn, soybeans, wheat, barley, straw, hogs and broilers — as well as a small cow/calf and finishing operation.

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Preparing Calves for Market, Preconditioning and Process Verification

Preparing Calves for Market, Preconditioning and Process Verification

Rick Machen, Ron Gill

California Cattleman

The purpose of preconditioning stocker/ feeder calves is to minimize the morbidity and mortality experienced by calves as they move from their ranch of origin into the beef production systeni. Process verification is a systematic means of capturing and verifying ( sometimes by a third party) the preventative health and management protocols administered to a well identified group of cattle.
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Gene Editing: What Beef Producers Need to Know

Gene Editing: What Beef Producers Need to Know

Dr. Jared Decker

Brangus Journal

Have you ever evaluated a bull, either on paper or visually, and wished you could change one thing about that bull? With new technology, in the coming decades you may have this ability. For simple traits, we have that opportunity now.
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Lower heifer costs, not fertility

Lower heifer costs, not fertility

Katrina Huffstutler

Angus Beef Business

The reproductive physiologist with the University of Nebraska– North Platte addressed cattlemen at the Feeding Quality Forum last summer in Sioux City, Iowa. While input costs should be minimized in times like these, which are “breakeven at best” for many, he said, it won’t pay to compromise fertility in the process.

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Management Perspectives: Use of beef semen growing in dairy operations

Management Perspectives: Use of beef semen growing in dairy operations

Dr. Bob Hough

Western Livestock Journal

Staying profitable year in and year out in the farming and ranching business is not easily achieved. Perhaps there is no bigger case of this than with dairy farmers who have struggled with low fluid milk prices for years.

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Why Japanese Wagyu Beef Is So Coveted, According To A Beef Expert

Why Japanese Wagyu Beef Is So Coveted, According To A Beef Expert

Chelsea Davis

Forbes

Have you ever sat down at a fancy restaurant, knowing that you’re in for a treat, but are simultaneously confused as to what why the Japanese Wagyu Beef selection on the menu you’re staring at is so high-priced? Don’t worry; you’re not alone.

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