Daily Archives: December 4, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs it’s deer season in these parts

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs it’s deer season in these parts

FarmTalk

#10. Give him another couple days and your dog will have dragged enough body parts into the yard to assemble a complete skeleton.

#9. Strangers wearing orange caps are sitting at YOUR table in the cafe.

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Five tips for making high-quality flaked corn for cattle

Five tips for making high-quality flaked corn for cattle

Feedstuffs

Enter the words “flaked corn” into your internet search engine and the first few search results are related to the home brewing industry. The fermentation process which makes alcohol relies on maximum surface area to expose the starch inside the corn kernel to breakdown.

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This lesser-known respiratory disease can have major effects on their health.

This lesser-known respiratory disease can have major effects on their health.

Angus Beef Bulletin

Big temperature swings common during seasonal transitions can be stressful for cattle. That, combined with the stress of changing their environments, including weaning or mixing calves, opens the door for respiratory diseases to creep into your herd.

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Selection for beef bull fertility: A review

Selection for beef bull fertility: A review

M L Butler, J M Bormann, R L Weaber, D M Grieger, M M Rolf

Translational Animal Science

Fertility is a critically important factor in cattle production because it directly relates to the ability to produce the offspring necessary to offset costs in production systems. Female fertility has received much attention and has been enhanced through assisted reproductive technologies, as well as genetic selection; however, improving bull fertility has been largely ignored.

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Diversifying With Cattle:  Cattle experts say the stocker operation is the simplest.

Diversifying With Cattle:  Cattle experts say the stocker operation is the simplest.

Shawn Williamson

Successful Farming

One way to improve a farmer’s chances of remaining in the business includes diversifying the operation with livestock.  In 2020, due to financial stresses grain farmers are feeling from continued low market prices, adding livestock could help.

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McDonald’s and Harvey’s now serve ‘sustainable beef’— but what exactly does that mean?

McDonald’s and Harvey’s now serve ‘sustainable beef’— but what exactly does that mean?

Wayne Roberts

Toronto Journal Star

You may not have heard of the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef, but if you’ve had a burger at McDonald’s or Harvey’s lately, you might have eaten beef that’s been certified sustainable by the Calgary-based multi-stakeholder Roundtable.

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NCBA pledges to work toward ‘Product of the USA’ clarity

NCBA pledges to work toward ‘Product of the USA’ clarity

Spencer Chase

AgriPulse

Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association are calling on their lobbyists to work with USDA to address “longstanding policy on geographic origin statements,” a move that comes as the agency is being petitioned to look into disingenuous use of “Product of the U.S.A.” beef labels.

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