Daily Archives: June 23, 2020

Rishel shares view on what cattle industry will look like in 20 years

Rishel shares view on what cattle industry will look like in 20 years

Kindra Gordon

The Cattle Business Weekly

In his opening remarks, Bill Rishel expressed his outlook saying: “We will have a beef industry, but producers of the future will have to be willing to adjust and change.” He also noted that how the future looks will truly be in the hands of our young producers.

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 8 Reasons to Install Livestock Scales in your Cow/Calf Operation

 8 Reasons to Install Livestock Scales in your Cow/Calf Operation

Kevin Hill

American Cattlemen

Cow/Calf management consists of several critical tasks and weighing animals accurately is one of them. It is imperative that you stay up-to-date with all the details pertaining to individual animals. To achieve this, you must implement livestock scales as it helps in optimizing the performance of your animals and maximizing ranch profits.

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Formula Cattle Continue As A Drain On The Market

Formula Cattle Continue As A Drain On The Market

Brad Hulett


The downward spiral in the cash cattle trade is ongoing as the number of market-ready cattle continues to grow.  The pricing ranges in the South were thinner yet, with their trading window of live cattle trading between $1.00 and $1.02.  A few cattle traded below $1.00.

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On-farm bale grazing demonstration in Kentucky

On-farm bale grazing demonstration in Kentucky

, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

In this 4 minute video, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist at the University of Kentucky, shares information and video on bale grazing during a recent follow-up with a producer participating for a second year in the demonstration.

Mineral Consumption: It Matters!

Mineral Consumption: It Matters!

Adele Harty

South Dakota State University

Cattle mineral nutrition is complex and often confusing, but one strategy to help ranchers better evaluate their mineral program is to monitor mineral consumption. This goes back to the old adage, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.”

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The Inside Story: Cows and Cud

The Inside Story: Cows and Cud

Dr. Ken McMillan


Cud chewing is an essential part of what makes a ruminant a ruminant. The rumen is this giant fermentation vat where microorganisms break down parts of forages that simple-stomached animals can’t digest. These microorganisms also allow ruminants to utilize nonprotein nitrogen (urea) to manufacture protein.

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Bovine bellyaches: Tips for preventing bloat in cows

Bovine bellyaches: Tips for preventing bloat in cows

Lisa Moser

High Plains Journal

If you’ve ever heard the saying “Your eyes were bigger than your stomach,” you probably know it usually refers to an overindulgence on food, ending up with a bellyache. Like humans, cattle can unknowingly overeat such grasses as alfalfa and clover and may end up with a serious condition impacting their digestive system—legume bloat.

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Bovine Emergency Response Plan Prepares First Responders

Bovine Emergency Response Plan Prepares First Responders

Ellen Crawford


Several hundred thousand head of cattle are on U.S. roadways every day, and given the volume of cattle being transported, the likelihood of a truck being involved in an accident is high. However, first responders and law enforcement officers aren’t always trained in how to handle an incident with cattle.

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Calving season benchmarks for reproductive performance

Calving season benchmarks for reproductive performance

Olivia Amundson

Farm Forum

Cows that calve on time are the number one indicator that cattle within that operation fit the managerial program. This happens simply from timely reproduction. Reproductive performance of an operation is important to the overall success and bottom line of that operation.

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Cattle pricing during an economic crisis

Cattle pricing during an economic crisis

Charlie Gracey

Canadian Cattlemen

Society has not yet discovered a better pricing mechanism than a free and open marketplace and is not likely to do so. Price signals the public demand for the product, with high prices signalling the demand for more, and the converse.

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