Daily Archives: December 10, 2019

Baxter Black:  LEROY AND TOM

Baxter Black:  LEROY AND TOM

Everybody has a Christmas that stands out in their memory like dandruff on Superman’s cape!

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Steps To Reduce Disease In Newborn Calves Webinar December 12

Steps To Reduce Disease In Newborn Calves Webinar December 12

Beef Research Council

Lifelong health in a beef animal can start with early interventions to improve newborn calf health and prevent calf death. Ellen Crane, BCRC Extension Coordinator, will also demonstrate how to use the new BCRC website search tool, helping you find the information you’re looking for faster.

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Free ‘recipes’ tell farmers how to start growing cover crops.

Free ‘recipes’ tell farmers how to start growing cover crops.

Linda Geist

Angus Beef Bulletin
The cover-crop-recipe guides tell how to plan for cover crops, choose corn and soybean hybrids, and purchase seed. They also explain crop sensitivity to selected hybrids and effects of residual herbicides. The simple three-page guides tell what field work must be done in fall and spring for best results and provide details such as seeding rates and nutrient applications.


Beef Quality Assurance—Raising Beef the Right Way

Beef Quality Assurance—Raising Beef the Right Way


Animal care is always top-of-mind when it comes to beef farming and ranching, and thanks to that ongoing commitment, today more than 85% of the beef supply in the U.S. comes from a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certified farmer or rancher. The BQA program trains farmers and ranchers on best practices and cattle management techniques to ensure their animals and the environment are cared for within a standard set of guidelines across the U.S. beef industry.

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R-CALF USA state of cattle industry meeting

R-CALF USA state of cattle industry meeting

Aberdeen News

R-CALF USA is set to hold meetings in Polo, S.D., on Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. at the old Polo High School gym. According to R-CALF USA, the U.S. cattle industry is in a state of decline and producers must be willing to address the market deficiencies to restore market profitability.

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Consider mono-slope for happy cattle

Consider mono-slope for happy cattle

Bruce Derksen


Constant change is a staple of a cattle producer’s life. Sometimes it’s instigated by the producers themselves. Sometimes it’s a requirement demanded by outside forces, including government agencies. The question of whether to choose a covered-roof or mono-slope building to house livestock may depend on location, but there’s no doubt government regulations tend to expand rather than shrink.
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Fall run placements getting heavier

Fall run placements getting heavier

Nevil Speer

Beef Magazine

Over the years, this column has provided some focus on shifting placement patterns among U.S. feedyards. Most significant within that emphasis being that cattle on the upper end of the placement weight range (greater than 800 pounds) have been and are accounting for a greater percentage of total placements.

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CSU extension to hold January beef symposium in Montrose

CSU extension to hold January beef symposium in Montrose

  • Michael A. Cox
  • Montrose Daily Press

The Colorado State University Extension Service will host the 2020 Beef Cow Symposium Jan. 10. The gathering of beef producers and those looking to become producers will be staged at Friendship Hall at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. with the symposium beginning at 9, according to Kelsi Seymour, extension service marketing specialist.

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Feed hay first, graze stockpile later to lower toxin in both fescue forages

Feed hay first, graze stockpile later to lower toxin in both fescue forages

Duane Dailey

High Plains Journal

Now is time to change, says Craig Roberts. He’s a world-known authority on managing toxic tall fescue. That’s the No.1 forage in Missouri and across the Fescue Belt, the states south and east to the Atlantic.

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Producers have beef with labeling alternative protein as ‘meat’

Producers have beef with labeling alternative protein as ‘meat’


U.S. beef producers are “steaking” their claim as the only true meat in Americans’ hamburgers. I don’t think there is anything that has stirred up the cattle industry more in the past year than fake meat,” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Jerry Bohn of Pratt, Kan., said Wednesday at the Nebraska Cattlemen Convention in Kearney.

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