Daily Archives: November 22, 2019

The Cost of Overwintering Open Cows

The Cost of Overwintering Open Cows

Jordan Buerck

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

As winter in the Midwest begins in full force, one of the more important decisions for producers is whether or not to continue feeding open cows throughout the winter period in hopes of attaining higher market value for that animal in the spring. This decision must be analyzed based on each individual’s location and access to feed and labor.

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How Does the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Get Started?

How Does the Next Generation of Farmers and Ranchers Get Started?

Don Ashford

On Pasture

Donnie, our son, comes by to visit and check on the old people on Tuesday evening and Saturday morning. Last week he was telling me and his mother a story about something that had happened at the Co-op the other day and mentioned the names of two brothers that had done business with him when he ran the sale barn in Baton Rouge.

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Monitor pregnant heifers on wheat pasture

Monitor pregnant heifers on wheat pasture

Donald Stotts

FarmTalk

“If the pregnant heifers are on wheat pasture too long, they can easily become obese, which can cause calving difficulty,” he said. “Also, it is a case of maximizing your monetary investment as wheat pasture can be used more efficiently to promote needed weight gain in stocker cattle or weaned replacement heifers.”

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Livestock Market Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor talks Fake Meat

Livestock Market Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor talks Fake Meat

Oklahoma Farm Report

Right now, if you head to your grocery store or even your favorite burger joint, you will see that there are plant based meat alternatives. Extension Livestock Market Economist Dr. Glynn Tonsor says that for now. meat alternatives have a hefty price tag, “There are several plant-based protein products that are on the market both in the foodservice restaurant channel as well as the retail grocery channel.

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It’s Time to End Unfair Treatment

It’s Time to End Unfair Treatment

Farm Bureau News

This Michigan family spent 10 years and thousands of dollars fighting the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service to farm their own land. It’s time to fix a decades old problem that impacts farmers and ranchers livelihoods.

 

Controlled beef cattle breeding seasons pay

Controlled beef cattle breeding seasons pay

Brandon Sears

Richmond Register

The primary factor that reduces production efficiency for beef cow-calf producers is a low reproductive rate. We can’t control the markets, but we can control our productivity and our efficiency of production.

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Producers come together to learn new practices, see demonstrations in Range Beef Cow Symposium

Producers come together to learn new practices, see demonstrations in Range Beef Cow Symposium

KAMIE STEPHEN

Star-Herald

Embracing new technology or implementing new practices can be tough. The Range Beef Cow Symposium aims to make it a little easier for more than 400 producers. The event kicked off Monday and the theme this year is “Moving Science into Practice.”

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Fruit by-products provide a cheaper fiber alternative for feedlot cattle

Fruit by-products provide a cheaper fiber alternative for feedlot cattle

Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Feed Navigator

An international team of researchers from Canada and South Africa explored the use of fruit by-products as an alternative fiber source to what bran in the diets of feedlot cattle.

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Culbertson joins ASA and IGS science team

Culbertson joins ASA and IGS science team

The Fence Post

Dr. Miranda “Randie” Culbertson recently accepted the position as lead geneticist for International Genetic Solutions taking over the responsibilities of Dr. Lauren Hyde as she steps into retirement at the end of the year. Culberston graduated from Colorado State University with an M.S. and Ph.D. in animal breeding and genetics.

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Farmer Using Woolly Earmuffs to Protect Baby Cows From Frostbite

Farmer Using Woolly Earmuffs to Protect Baby Cows From Frostbite

Louise Bevan

The Epoch Times

“We put little coats on some of the weaker calves on our farm though,” the dairy farmer added, beside a second, equally squeal-inducing snap of a baby cow tucked up warm in a winter jacket.

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