Daily Archives: November 27, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons to serve beef at Thanksgiving

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons to serve beef at Thanksgiving

FarmTalk

#10. Plenty of stuffing — of course you’ll need a 50-gallon bucket and a plunger with an extension.

#9. Hamburger yams — if Burger King can make hamburger from plants, you can make plants from hamburger.

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Cattle Riding the Temperature Rollercoaster Face Extra Stress

Cattle Riding the Temperature Rollercoaster Face Extra Stress

Oklahoma Farm Report

Here in Oklahoma and across the southern Plains, they say if you don’t like the weather, wait 24 hours, and you’ll get something different. We all know that to be very true, and while it’s hard on the residents, it’s also hard on livestock. Dr. Peggy Thompson, a Cattle Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim, says it’s a challenge for our beef cattle, “It’s very challenging when we have those weather swings.”

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Retained Placenta Causes and Treatments

Retained Placenta Causes and Treatments

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

A mild, controlled infection in the attachment sites of the placenta and the uterus may actually help the placenta release. Never try to pull the placenta out. Gravity will put gentle, constant pressure on the placenta. By pulling it, you may leave small parts attached; they will take longer to pass and are more likely to create a serious infection.

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EU on course to allow in more U.S. beef from 2020

EU on course to allow in more U.S. beef from 2020

Philip Blenkinsop

Reuters

European Union plans to allow more U.S. beef imports cleared a key hurdle on Monday when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed the move, which is likely to ease transatlantic tensions.

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The Troublesome Truth Behind the Fake Meat Industry

The Troublesome Truth Behind the Fake Meat Industry

Joe Rogan

Avoiding Mold In Feed Corn

Avoiding Mold In Feed Corn

Jodi Henke

Successful Farming

This year’s weather was too wet in some areas and too dry in others. Both extremes increase the risk of feed corn becoming moldy, which increases the risk of mycotoxin formation. This causes health problems in animals that ingest it. High levels of toxin can interfere with the immune system, cause liver damage, and affect hormonal changes.

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Winter Hay Storage: Research shared on best storage methods.

Winter Hay Storage: Research shared on best storage methods.

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

Ranchers need to plan ahead regarding winter forage supplies, and this includes finding ways to store hay that help preserve quality and reduce moisture damage. Emily Glunk Meccage, former forage extension specialist in the Department of Animal and Range Sciences at Montana State University (MSU), was involved with a research project last year, looking at round bale storage outdoors. Not everyone has the luxury of hay sheds, and there is a lot of hay stored outside.

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