Monthly Archives: September 2019

Weaning: A few more days may bring more dollars for your calves

Weaning: A few more days may bring more dollars for your calves

Jason Banta

Progressive Cattle

The overall goal of a weaning program should be to prepare calves to perform better as stockers, feeders or replacement heifers. When done well, weaning results in reduced health problems, increased average daily gain, improved feed efficiency and, ultimately, increased animal value.

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Fall Parasite Control Benefits Beef and Dairy Cattle

Fall Parasite Control Benefits Beef and Dairy Cattle

Drovers

When looking at dewormers, producers should choose a product that can control internal and external parasites, is approved for lactating cows and has a satisfaction guarantee.

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This Is Not A Typical Year For Corn Silage

This Is Not A Typical Year For Corn Silage

Jim Peck

Ag Web

Climate change or weather cycles drive nutrition at the farm level.  This year’s spring was wetter than usual causing crop planting dates to be from on the early side to very late depending on where you farm.  Often the weather extremes have been in the same area, or even on the same farm.

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West Texas A&M announced as USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation

West Texas A&M announced as USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Center

Matthew Watkins

ABC7Amarillo

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Friday announced West Texas A&M University as one of three regional USDA Cattle and Carcass Grading Correlation Centers. These centers will educate and train stakeholders across the country in the grading of feeder cattle, fed cattle and beef carcasses.

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Estrous synchronization offers more pros than cons for beef producers.

Estrous synchronization offers more pros than cons for beef producers.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Currently, only 8% of U.S. beef operations synchronize estrus. For producers, this probably comes as no surprise. It’s simply not practical to round up cattle from pastures and run them through the chute multiple times. However, estrous synchronization doesn’t have to be complicated; there are simple, inexpensive approaches that can reap real benefits for beef producers.

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New undergrad degree pairs computer, animal sciences

New undergrad degree pairs computer, animal sciences

Feedstuffs

The Illinois Board of Higher Education in September approved a new undergraduate degree that combines computer sciences and animal sciences at the University of Illinois, according to an announcement from the university, which noted that incoming freshmen can enroll in the program, known as CS + Animal Sciences, starting in the fall of 2021.

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Cuts gut agency that’s vital to American farmers

Cuts gut agency that’s vital to American farmers

Ag Week

The unit is a casualty of last year’s decision by Donald Trump’s administration to move part of the USDA, including the ERS, from Washington to the Kansas City region. U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said it would save money and bring the organization closer geographically to the industry it supports. Perdue has said he wanted all employees to transfer, though he knew some wouldn’t for family reasons.

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