Daily Archives: May 29, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things totally clueless urban passersby report to the sheriff

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things totally clueless urban passersby report to the sheriff


#10. There’s a man laying beneath some sort of farm equipment and — goodness — the language he’s using!

#9. A big farm thing with an orange triangle on the back is taking up the whole road and I’m late for my hair appointment.

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How Do You Graze When Your Pastures Are Saturated?

How Do You Graze When Your Pastures Are Saturated?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

got an email from a reader this past week asking just this question. Rain, rain, and more rain had soaked his soils. Not wanting to damage his pastures, he delayed turn out for a month, but his hay supplies are running out, and the pastures are maturing. He wondered what folks in the know would do.

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Breeding Beef Cows Back after a Tough Winter

Breeding Beef Cows Back after a Tough Winter

Dean Kreager

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

How do you avoid getting stuck in a rut? Take a different path. There was a real shortage of high quality or even medium quality hay made last year. Forage analysis results that I reviewed last fall were all lower quality than expected. As a result, many cowherds were much thinner at the beginning of the spring calving season this year. The problem with having thin cows at calving time is that they are likely to be even thinner at breeding time.

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Simplify cattle marketing with this technique

Simplify cattle marketing with this technique

Beef Producer

There’s a lot going on in the news and I’ve listened to other market commentary this week: To make this short and to the point, I think some of those market analysts need to own some cattle, make some trades and see if they have any money left.

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Avoid a breeding objective wreck: Use indices correctly

Avoid a breeding objective wreck: Use indices correctly

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

I have a confession. I’m not good with numbers. In fact, it was a stats class in college that convinced me to change majors to ag journalism. So, in this blog, we’re going to talk about numbers. Selection indices, to be exact.

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Now that 232 tariffs are gone, what next for USMCA?

Now that 232 tariffs are gone, what next for USMCA?

Sara Wyant

AG Week

he U.S. has agreed to lift its steel and aluminum tariffs on Canada and Mexico, removing major obstacles for ratification of the renegotiated North American free trade pact by all three countries. But gaining congressional approval could still be a heavy lift.

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All About Beef Trends

All About Beef Trends

Rebecca Mettler

Gelbvieh World

Beef consumer trends evolve, which makes it essential for the beef industry to stay connected to the customer in order to understand what they desire. One overarching consumer theme from the last several years is the increased interest in learning about how food is produced. At the same time, consumers are becoming more interested in some of the sustainability aspects of beef production, according to Heather Tansey, sustainability director for Cargill Animal Nutrition and Protein.
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Educating Representatives is Key to Gaining Support for Cattle Industry

Educating Representatives is Key to Gaining Support for Cattle Industry

Trevor Freitas

California Cattleman

As the CCA tour season winds down I thought I would give an update about what I would consider one of the m.ore im.portant events that CCA holds on an annual basis. The CCA Steak and Eggs Breakfast and lobby day at the capitol gives producers a chance to m.eet num.erous state legislators, m.any of whom. we would not get to cross paths with unless an event like this is in place for producers to attend. The breakfast always seem.s to attract a good crowd with this year being no exception and the legislators in attendance seem.ed to cover all corners of our vast state.

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Are you Prepared if Disaster Strikes

Are you Prepared if Disaster Strikes

Jeff Turner

Brangus Journal

Cow-calf producers are no strangers to dealing with the various emergencies Mother Nature throws their way. From wildfires to hurricanes, river flooding to fever ticks, producers have always been diligent in utilizing whatever tools they may have at their disposal to ensure the safety and viability of their ranching business. Preparedness planning has advanced over the years, and our industry is adapting to the enhanced need to be better prepared for a variety of issues in today’s ever-changing agricultural environment.

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Are you ready to work calves?

Are you ready to work calves?

Ginette Gottswiller,

Angus Beef Business

We received an early Christmas present from St. Nick this year while working calves a few days before Christmas and on Christmas Eve. We fall calve and normally work our calves in November after I come back from Angus Convention. Between weather and family health issues, we didn’t get done with harvest until December. This is the latest I can recall we have ever worked our fall calves.

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