Daily Archives: September 20, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM: Horse Psychology

Baxter Black, DVM:  Horse Psychology

Some people are just flat good at handlin’ horses. They’ve got that good “horse savvy.” Matter of fact, there are people actually makin’ a livin’ trainin’ horses! I admire these folks’ ability and special talent.

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Animal nutrition needs to account for future weather

Animal nutrition needs to account for future weather

Barbara Duckworth

The Western Producer

Drought management is needed before disaster strikes, said John McKinnon, professor emeritus from the University of Saskatchewan and head of JJM Nutrition Services. “The writing is on the wall that weather patterns are changing so when it comes to dealing with droughts, first and foremost you need to have a plan. This is not a plan that you implement in April when it looks like the rains are drying up, it is a management plan you can implement 365 days a year,” he said at the Canadian Beef Industry conference held recently in Calgary.

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How Being Open to Doing Things Differently Can Save an Industry

How Being Open to Doing Things Differently Can Save an Industry

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dr. Janeen Salak-Johnson currently serves as part of the Oklahoma State University Animal Science faculty as the Temple Grandin Professorship in Animal Behavior and Well-being. She believes it is important for beef industry stakeholders to understand there are those folks out there that will never be satisfied with what we’re doing when it comes to animal wellbeing.

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Grass Is the Moneymaker

Grass Is the Moneymaker

Dan Crummett
Progressive Farmer

Sixteen years ago, the Ebel Grasslands Ranch was a 680-acre worn-out brush patch, abandoned in the 1950s by six families that gave up cotton farming on the gray loam fields near Sulphur Bluff, in northeast Texas.

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How do I get a ‘good’ price for my calves?

How do I get a ‘good’ price for my calves?

Carrie Veselka

Progressive Cattle

Rick Machen from the King Ranch Institute addressed a full house at the Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course when he spoke to attendees about marketing commercial calves. The overarching question he addressed throughout the presentation was “What is a ‘good’ price for my calves and how do I get it?”

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Montana rancher speaks from the heart about Ellen’s anti-meat remarks

Montana rancher speaks from the heart about Ellen’s anti-meat remarks

Ag Daily

Recently on Instagram, talk-show superstar Ellen Degeneres told her 77 million followers: “Be neat. Eat less meat. It’s good for the planet, for the animals, and you.” Queue the eye roll. The problem here is that there’s no way anyone in agriculture has near the audience that Degeneres does, so like it or not, her remarks are amplified more than mine or yours or the farmer down the road. More of the general public will listen to her, no matter what the facts are in terms of how cattle are raised or their impact on the environment.

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Andrew Yang floats hiking beef prices to ‘modify’ American diets in bid to address climate change

Andrew Yang floats hiking beef prices to ‘modify’ American diets in bid to address climate change

Sam Dorman

Fox News

The U.S. should try addressing climate change by raising the cost of beef, 2020 Democratic hopeful Andrew Yang suggested on Thursday. He made those comments while appearing at a climate change forum at Georgetown where a student claimed reducing demand on the cattle industry was the only realistic way to mitigate the industry’s impact on the environment.

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Neogen partners with IGS to enhance Igenity® Beef Profile

Neogen partners with IGS to enhance Igenity® Beef Profile

Bio Space

The Igenity Beef Profile is the leading global genetic testing product that helps producers of both purebred and crossbred beef cattle select their best animals for breeding programs. IGS delivers the most credible, objectively described, user-friendly and science-based genetic predictions to enhance the profitability of beef cattle producers who look to leverage the full power of expected progeny differences (EPDs).

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Beef influence on dairy cattle could improve marketing options.

Beef influence on dairy cattle could improve marketing options.

Kay Ledbetter,

Angus Journal

Dairy owners might be able to add to their bottom line if they introduce a beef bull into their breeding program for some of the cows in their herd, a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist said. However, just any bull from the sale barn won’t work.

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Implications of this Year’s Rain on Next Year’s Calf Crop

Implications of this Year’s Rain on Next Year’s Calf Crop

Karla H. Wilke

The Profit Picture

A Snowy/rainy spring gave way to above average rainfall for the summer in much of the Midwest section of the country. While most of us know better than to complain about the rain, the moisture has sure presented challenges for this year’s crop.
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