Daily Archives: July 29, 2020

The “Positive Associative Effect” of High Protein Supplements

The “Positive Associative Effect” of High Protein Supplements

Glenn Selk

University of Florida

As you drive around this fall you see many big round bales of hay stored for winter feed.  The quality of this hay will vary a great deal.  Frankly, some of it will be low in protein content and therefore low in digestibility.  The microorganisms in the rumen of beef cows and replacement heifers require readily available protein to multiply and exist in large enough quantities to digest the cellulose in low quality roughages.

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Online program on managing pasture, hay insect pests set for Aug. 18

Online program on managing pasture, hay insect pests set for Aug. 18

Paul Schattenberg

Southern Livestock

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar County Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee will present the Managing Hay and Pasture Insect Pests online program Aug. 18. The webinar, which will be given via Microsoft Teams, will be from noon to 1 p.m. Registered attendees will be provided a link to the webinar a few days prior to the program.

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Ag Industry Frustrated with Burger King’s Misguided Commercial

Ag Industry Frustrated with Burger King’s Misguided Commercial

Mayzie Purviance

Western AG Reporter

Burger King, founded in 1954, has evolved over the years like any other fast food chain.  It has also seen its fair share of controversy, but in 2020, controversy cannot simply be swept under the rug because it can be preserved online, seemingly, forever.

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Beef producers: Do you want to vote on the checkoff?

Beef producers: Do you want to vote on the checkoff?

Beef Magazine

As of today, 2,825 producers have submitted a petition calling for a vote on the termination of the Beef Promotion and Research Order. Several individual ranchers and farm and ranch groups, including R-CALF USA, formally launched a national petition drive on July 2 requesting a nationwide referendum on the termination of the Beef Promotion and Research Order, commonly known as the Beef Checkoff program, Feedstuffs reported.

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Cattle behavior is key to safe handling

Cattle behavior is key to safe handling

Aberdeen News

Using the instinctive behaviors of cattle to move and manage them makes handling activities much safer for both handlers and animals. Retired Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture animal science professor, Jo Bek, says building a relationship with the cattle you manage is an important step in the process.

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Beef Industry Long Range Plan For 2021-2025 Released

Beef Industry Long Range Plan For 2021-2025 Released

NCBA

Drovers

The Beef Industry Long Range Plan task force officially introduced its new five-year plan for 2021-2025 today at the Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting in Denver. The task force’s mission is to ensure the long-term prosperity of the U.S. beef industry by sustainably producing the most trusted, highest quality and consistently satisfying protein for consumers around the world.

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Should I add more legumes to my pasture?

Should I add more legumes to my pasture?

Christine Gelley

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Including legumes in grass pastures has the potential to increase the overall nutritive value of the pasture and decrease the need for supplemental nitrogen fertilizer. Read on to find out if you should add more legumes to your pasture.

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Expanded approval for synchronization

Expanded approval for synchronization

Shauna Rose Hermel

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Merck Animal Health announces Fertagyl® (gonadorelin) is now approved for use with cloprostenol sodium to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for fixed-timed artificial insemination (FTAI) in beef cows. Already approved for use with Estrumate® (cloprostenol injection) to synchronize estrous cycles to allow for FTAI in lactating dairy cows, the new label indication enables beef veterinarians and producers to use the two products on-label in their breeding program.

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Effects of conventional and nonconventional growth-enhancing technologies for finishing feedlot beef steer

Effects of conventional and nonconventional growth-enhancing technologies for finishing feedlot beef steers

G.O.Ribeiro, M.L.May, S.L.Parr, O.C.Schunicht, L.O.Burciaga-Robles, S.J.Hannon, T.M.Grimson,C.W.Booker, T.A.McAllister

Science Direct

Two experiments were conducted to evaluate conventional (tylosin, monensin, steroidal hormone growth implants, and β-adrenergic agonist) and nonconventional [direct-fed microbial (DFM), fibrolytic enzyme (ENZ), and flavoring agent (OLEO)] growth-enhancing technologies on the performance of finishing beef feedlot steers.

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What Makes Soil Healthy?

What Makes Soil Healthy?

Beef Research Centre

Soil health has been defined as “the continued capacity of soil to function as a vital living system, within ecosystem and land-use boundaries, to sustain biological productivity, maintain the quality of air and water environments, and promote plant, animal, and human health”.

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