Daily Archives: July 20, 2020

The Benefits of Selling Groups of Calves

The Benefits of Selling Groups of Calves

Cow-Calf Corner

Glenn Selk has details on how selling calves in larger groups can prove financially beneficial.

Don’t Doubt Your Dewormer: Five Tips to Ensure Accurate FECRT Results

Don’t Doubt Your Dewormer: Five Tips to Ensure Accurate FECRT Results

Feedlot Magazine

 A fecal egg count reduction test, or FECRT, is a standardized diagnostic tool that can help evaluate the efficacy of your deworming products. While this tool offers valuable insights for producers, test results may be misleading if samples are not properly collected and results interpreted carefully.

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NCBA Working With Congress To Get Additonal COVID-19 Relief For Producers, Including Extending April 15 Marketing Deadline Into June

NCBA Working With Congress To Get Additonal COVID-19 Relief For Producers, Including Extending April 15 Marketing Deadline Into June

Oklahoma Farm Report

The NCBA continues to work with Congress to get relief for producers who sold their cattle after April 15 deadline, Woodall said. Feeder and Stocker cattle over 600 pounds that were sold up to April 15th received CFAP Compensation of $139 coming out of the CARES act funds, while animals sold April 16th thru mid May were eligible for only $33 from the CCC Part 2 Payment Rate.

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Iowa, New York beef groups partner on virtual tour

Iowa, New York beef groups partner on virtual tour

Feedstuffs

The Iowa Beef Industry Council and the New York Beef Council (NYBC) partnered on a live-streamed virtual farm tour connecting consumers to a New York cow/calf operation and an Iowa feedlot. The 50-minute-long Facebook Live Stream introduced attendees to Betsy Hicks of Maple Acres Farm located in McGraw, N.Y., before virtually traveling to Nate Graham’s finishing lot in Cherokee County, Iowa.

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No School Equals More Farm Hands

No School Equals More Farm Hands

Susie Middleton

Vineyard Express

When the pandemic hit, six-year-old Henry Scott was in kindergarten at the Martha’s Vineyard Charter School and two-year-old Deirdre Scott was in preschool at First Light Child Development Center in Vineyard Haven.

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Grazing Cattle: The New ‘Invasive Species’

Grazing Cattle: The New ‘Invasive Species’

Patti Nyman

One Green Planet

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Grazing has its place in just about every agricultural system that involves livestock. This includes cows bred to produce “organic” dairy products, or those set to become “grass-fed beef,” who will graze for two to three years before slaughter, or cows bred for their flesh or milk in the factory farming system who will graze for up to one year before being transported to feedlots.

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A Conflicted Mom’s Take on Showing Livestock During COVID

A Conflicted Mom’s Take on Showing Livestock During COVID

Jennifer Shike

AgWeb

For nearly three months, I sheltered at place with my kids. My husband was the “sacrificial lamb” that we sent out for groceries, animal feed and the essentials. We have taken this virus seriously. We’ve followed the ever shifting and changing rules. We’ve tried to do our part. But through it all, another enemy lurks quietly in the background – fear.

 

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Could Beef on Dairy be Your Next Profit Center? Learn How!

Could Beef on Dairy be Your Next Profit Center? Learn How!

Taylor Leach

Dairy Herd Management

Beef on dairy breeding continues to grow in popularity in U.S. dairy herds. The trend has been fueled by multiple factors, including low value for dairy bull calves; limited packer interest for dairy fed cattle; large dairy heifer inventories; high costs for raising replacement dairy heifers with comparatively low market values; and more targeted sorting of dairy herds for breeding and genetic advancement strategies.

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3 Myths About Livestock and Climate Change Debunked

3 Myths About Livestock and Climate Change Debunked

Jim Dickrell

Drovers

Dairy and beef cattle production is continually cited and maligned as a major source of greenhouse gas (GHG), contributing substantially to climate change. These allegations are based on three myths that are now being debunked by scientists in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Keep Cattle Hydrated and Healthy

Keep Cattle Hydrated and Healthy

Mallory Pfeifer

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

It’s hot and getting hotter. Each summer in the South, farmers and ranchers are on the gambling side of the weather, hoping for an appropriate level of rainfall to water cattle and crops. Although most of the region is not currently experiencing drought-like conditions, the Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory (TVMDL) encourages cattle producers to be vigilant during periods of drought or drought-like conditions.

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