Daily Archives: June 25, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Cost of Recycling

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Cost of Recycling

We try to be faithful recyclers around the house. I make regular runs to town with the pickup full of newspapers, bottles, aluminum cans, cardboard boxes and tin.

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Electronic Ear Tags to Be Required for Cattle

Electronic Ear Tags to Be Required for Cattle

Philip Gruber, Courtney Love

Lancaster Farming

Dairy cattle and beef breeding stock will be required to have radio frequency ID tags, replacing the familiar orange metal ear tags, to move interstate starting in 2023. USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service announced the change in April as a way to speed up the location of animals during disease outbreaks. Sorting through paper records can take weeks or months, but electronic tags can cut that searching to a matter of hours, the agency said.

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Research shows ways to avoid weather loss of minerals.

Research shows ways to avoid weather loss of minerals.

Gilda Bryant

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

In 2019, severe spring weather included blizzards, floods and twisters that created serious management concerns for beef producers. Cattle reduced their mineral consumption because free-choice minerals likely washed away, lost effectiveness due to leaching, or were not provided consistently. Some producers concentrated only on moving animals to higher ground. Weather caused delays in working cattle, further disrupting supplementation and vaccination schedules.

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Give Calves the Groceries They Need to Grow with Creep Grazing

Give Calves the Groceries They Need to Grow with Creep Grazing

Gallagher

For cow-calf producers, heavier calves mean a better bottom line come weaning and shipping time. Creep grazing offers an easy and affordable way for producers to pack on those extra pounds during the grazing season. Research has shown creep grazing nursing calves gain between 30 and 50 pounds more than those that do not creep graze.

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RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop

RMA Announces Change to Haying and Grazing Date for Prevented Planting Acres Planted to a Cover Crop

USDA

Farmers who planted cover crops on prevented plant acres will be permitted to hay, graze or chop those fields earlier than November this year, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced today. USDA’s Risk Management Agency (RMA) adjusted the 2019 final haying and grazing date from November 1 to September 1 to help farmers who were prevented from planting because of flooding and excess rainfall this spring.

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Fair Oaks Targeted: Could It Happen to You?

Fair Oaks Targeted: Could It Happen to You?

Hannah Thompson-Weeman

Drovers

This should be a warning to all in animal agriculture that this could happen to any of us – in fact, the more committed you are to telling a positive story about agriculture, the more likely it is that activists will want to take you down. After all, connecting consumers with accurate information about farming makes it much harder for them to spread myths and misinformation.

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Are you getting the most out of your feed-through fly control?

Are you getting the most out of your feed-through fly control?

Jason Smith

Progressive Cattleman

Feed-through fly control is undoubtedly one of the most popular seasonal feed additives used in pasture-based beef production systems. As a result, many free-choice mineral supplements that are floor-stocked throughout the late spring and summer contain one of these technologies.

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Arrest Made After 200 Cattle Found Dead at Nebraska Feedlot

Arrest Made After 200 Cattle Found Dead at Nebraska Feedlot

Wyatt Bechtel

AgWeb

Authorities in Nebraska have arrested and charged a man with multiple crimes after more than 200 cattle were found dead at a feedlot. According to a news release from the Nebraska State Patrol, Aaron Ogren, 30, of Exeter, was arrested by Fillmore County Sheriff’s Deputies on April 9 without an incident.

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Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

Demonstrations to be featured at Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course

AgriLife Today

Fence building, brush control, live cattle handling and a carcass fabrication demonstration will be featured at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 7 in College Station. The short course, which runs Aug. 5-7, is the largest beef educational event in the country and attracts more than 2,200 attendees annually. Capital Farm Credit is the lead sponsor.

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NEW Market Niche for Black Angus

NEW Market Niche for Black Angus

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Many of today’s most innovative cattle producers are actively looking for ways to build consumer-direct niche markets for beef. But, what happens when a major retailer decides to build its own beef supply chain? A new project should provide some answers.

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