Daily Archives: July 23, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM: Cowboy Wedding

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Wedding

When one of my cowboy friends tells me he’s getting married, my first question is “Does she have a job?”  This particular wedding took place in the pines of Arizona.

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Do Temperament and Breed Type Play a Role in Feeding Efficiency and Carcass Quality?

Do Temperament and Breed Type Play a Role in Feeding Efficiency and Carcass Quality?

Miles Stagemeyer, Dr. Rosie Nold.

Is there a relationship between temperament and profitability in cattle? A recent study conducted by Texas A&M University took a closer look at the impacts that temperament and breed types can have on feedlot growth performance, feed efficiency, feeding behavior, carcass characteristics, and value in finishing beef heifers. In order to better understand these effects, researchers conducted three trials using Braford, Brangus, Simbrah, and purebred Angus females from the same ranch.

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The Wonder Grass: A fascinating examination of tall fescue

The Wonder Grass: A fascinating examination of tall fescue

Progressive Forage

From its origins in Europe, its unlikely beginnings in the U.S., the controversy surrounding its initial release and issues with fescue toxicosis, The Wonder Grass is a fascinating examination of the history and modem uses of forage tall fescue.

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Forage alternatives compensate for low hay supplies

Forage alternatives compensate for low hay supplies

Feedstuffs

For cows and other livestock, rations are likely to shift to “less salad, more carbs and proteins” as farmers try to keep their animals well fed amid a shortage in hay and other forage grasses in the Midwest.

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Auburn University researcher working to improve fertility in cattle

Auburn University researcher working to improve fertility in cattle

Paul Hollis

Alabama Newscenter

While cattle production represents a $2.5 billion industry in Alabama, the economic impact could be even greater if not for the limiting factor of reproductive inefficiency. That’s why Auburn University researchers are creating a basis of knowledge that will allow for the development of strategies to improve fertility in beef cattle.

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Practical Considerations for Regenerative Cattle Grazing

Practical Considerations for Regenerative Cattle Grazing

Grazier Ariel Greenwood talks grazing, grass management, and strategic planning for grazing cattle. Ariel Greenwood now co-owns and operates Grass Nomads LLC, a grazing company that practices management intensive grazing and consults for large ranches in Montana, New Mexico, and beyond.

Forage experts offer four key strategies to forage management.

Forage experts offer four key strategies to forage management.

Kasey Brown

Angus Beef Bulletin

The pairing of cattle and forage is a tale as old as time. This tale works well for the cattle, the forages and the cattleman’s bottom line when managed properly.  “A ruminant takes fibrous forage crops and roughage and turns them into high-quality protein. My earliest reference to cattle was in the Bible, Genesis 1:26. The ruminant is one of God’s amazing creations,” says Garry Lacefield, professor emeritus in the Department of Plant and Soil Sciences at the University of Kentucky and consultant with the Oregon Forage Seed Commission.

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Frank Mitloehner: Cattle, climate change and the methane myth

Frank Mitloehner: Cattle, climate change and the methane myth

David Butler

Alltech

Dr. Frank Mitloehner has done the math on the livestock industry’s contribution to climate change. He is a professor in the Department of Animal Science at the University of California, Davis, specializing in measurement and mitigation of airborne pollutants from livestock production, including greenhouse gases, VOCs, ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter. Dr. Mitloehner joins us for a closer look at the claims against agriculture and what he says is the truth behind cattle production and climate change.

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Tips for Helping Cattle Through Bouts of High Temps, Humidity

Tips for Helping Cattle Through Bouts of High Temps, Humidity

Russ Quinn

DTN

Cattle producers, both cow-calf and feedlot, need to be proactive to lessen heat stress in cattle. Providing more water and shade, increasing airflow, and allowing cattle to access sprinklers can all lessen the effects of high temperatures and humidity.

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Could this new way of grazing help avoid a culture clash over burgers?

Could this new way of grazing help avoid a culture clash over burgers?

Jim Giles

GreenBiz

In some cases, producers have even managed to go carbon-negative, transforming ranches into operations that remove more carbon than they emit. That kind of potential has attracted the attention of industry heavyweights such as General Mills and McDonald’s.

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