Daily Archives: May 26, 2020

NM cattle ranchers fear ‘demise’ of industry

NM cattle ranchers fear ‘demise’ of industry

Kyle Land

Albuquerque Journal

Gerald and Claudio Chacon continue a tradition their family started in the late-1800s – raising herds of cattle in rural Rio Arriba County. Both men had careers outside agriculture, but now spend their retirement maintaining a herd of a little over 200 cows and calves.

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Dr. Glenn Selk on Weaning Fall-Born Calves

Dr. Glenn Selk on Weaning Fall-Born Calves

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist, offers herd health advice as part of the weekly series known as the “Cow Calf Corner” published electronically by Dr. Peel and Dr. Glenn Selk. Today, Dr. Selk about weaning fall-born calves, and how you should remember to plan for water needs.

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Wart Woes

Wart Woes

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

Warts are caused by viruses, and there are multiple strains of these viruses that can cause warts in cattle. They are species specific, so people cannot get warts from cattle … or toads and frogs. Younger animals are almost always affected as you have seen, and warts are most commonly found on the head, neck and shoulders. They may also occur in the vagina and on the penis. They will tend to go away as animals mature but can persist for up to a year.

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K-State Plans Webinar for Kansas Beef Producers

K-State Plans Webinar for Kansas Beef Producers

Kansas State University

Registration is now open for a webinar that will help Kansas beef cattle producers make management decisions in light of the current weather patterns, ranging from flooding to drought, in Kansas and calf market volatility following COVID-19. The webinar will be hosted by the Kansas State University Animal Sciences and Industry Department and K-State Research and Extension via Zoom on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at noon CDT.

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As crisis disrupts supply chains, young farmer finds strategy for marketing ca

As crisis disrupts supply chains, young farmer finds strategy for marketing cattle

Beth Waldon

KTVO

Many farmers are now scrambling to find new ways to sell their livestock. And a young cattle producer in Mahaska County has been putting some of that surplus to good use.

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Benchmarking Reproductive Performance for beef cow-calf herds

Benchmarking Reproductive Performance for beef cow-calf herds

University of Tennessee

Crops, Cattle & Charley with Aaron Smith, Extension Crops Economist; Andrew Griffith, Extension Livestock Economist; and Charley Martinez, Farm and Financial Management Economist

 

Factors to consider when targeting optimum cow size

Factors to consider when targeting optimum cow size

Lincoln Journal Star

Genetics, feed resources and calf marketing windows are just some of the influencing factors that determine the optimum size for cows to grow, according to the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute’s team of experts. Defining the optimum cow size was a discussion topic on the recent BCI Cattle Chat podcast. “That is a really difficult question to answer because for each operation, the optimum cow size will be slightly different,” Bob Weaber, beef specialist with Kansas State Research and Extension, said in a news release.

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‘Something isn’t right’: U.S. probes soaring beef prices

‘Something isn’t right’: U.S. probes soaring beef prices

Politico

Supermarket customers are paying more for beef than they have in decades during the coronavirus pandemic. But at the same time, the companies that process the meat for sale are paying farmers and ranchers staggeringly low prices for cattle. Now, the Agriculture Department and prosecutors are investigating whether the meatpacking industry is fixing or manipulating prices.

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Falkner Farms foray into grass-fed beef pays dividends

Falkner Farms foray into grass-fed beef pays dividends

Dennis Seid

Daily Journal

“I’m health-conscious, and I was reading a lot of articles and dad was looking at getting back into cows,” Barkley said, “so I said let’s get some grass-fed. It’s unique, and there are health benefits to it.”

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Scientists understand cattle not climate villains, but media still missing message

Scientists understand cattle not climate villains, but media still missing message

James Nason

Beef Central

Dr Mitloehner, an internationally recognised air quality expert, explained to the Alltech One virtual conference on Friday night (Australian time) that the concept of accounting for methane according to its Global Warming Potential, as opposed to just its volume of CO2 equivalent, which showed that not all greenhouse gases are created equal, has now made it all the way to the International Panel on Climate Change.

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