Daily Archives: August 6, 2020

Baxter Black:  David and Goliath of Television

Baxter Black:  David and Goliath of Television

“The farmer has always been a peasant.” – Richard Blinco, Idaho When the market crashed in 1975, Richard had a ranch, feedlot, dairy, potatoes, alfalfa and a packing house. Here we sit 45 years later and not much has changed. Today less than 1.3% of the American population, (and 7% in Canada), is involved in production agriculture.

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Cattlemen vote for increasing cash trade

Cattlemen vote for increasing cash trade

The Cattle Business Weekly

The Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting was held at the end of July and it included a full slate of both policy and checkoff committee meetings. One of the most well-attended meetings was the session regarding issues in live cattle marketing. For more than six hours cattle producers worked to hammer out the details of a proposal that fit the needs of encouraging greater volumes of cash cattle trade.

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Moving your business forward starts with the fundamentals

Moving your business forward starts with the fundamentals

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

What’s the secret to success? Whether it’s a sports game or the very real game of life, most experts agree, success comes from doing the fundamentals well. Jim Rohn, an author and personal development speaker often quoted for his inspirational messages, was known for saying, “Success is neither magical nor mysterious. Success is the natural consequence of consistently applying the basic fundamentals.”

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Study reveals no impacts to alfalfa production after winter grazing

Study reveals no impacts to alfalfa production after winter grazing


Lincoln Journal Star

Fall and winter grazing of alfalfa is a common practice, but there has been limited research on how it affects the subsequent years of production. Megan Van Emon, Montana State University Extension beef cattle specialist, who works at Fort Keogh in Miles City, Mont., talked about the impacts of winter grazing on alfalfa production.

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Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future

Beef Production: Insights on Carbon, Methane and Feeding the Future

The Cattle Site

Today’s climate change conversation often references gains in carbon emissions without discussing the source and function of the emission, writes Javier Martín-Tereso, Manager Ruminant Research Centre at Trouw Nutrition, a Nutreco company.

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Cattle market outlook: Hang tough, it’s gonna get better

Cattle market outlook: Hang tough, it’s gonna get better

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

“I’ve been at this for 40 years and I’ve never seen all of the things that we’ve gone through this year from a market standpoint.” So said Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO, during the recent Cattle Industry Summer Meeting in Denver. No doubt, everyone with enough time in the cattle business to have the scars to show for it can say the same.

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Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will it Succeed?

Biotechnology Could Change the Cattle Industry. Will it Succeed?

Dyllan Furness


When Ralph Fisher, a Texas cattle rancher, set eyes on one of the world’s first cloned calves in August 1999, he didn’t care what the scientists said: He knew it was his old Brahman bull, Chance, born again. About a year earlier, veterinarians at Texas A&M extracted DNA from one of Chance’s moles and used the sample to create a genetic double.

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Pinkeye in cattle can be costly

Pinkeye in cattle can be costly

Canadian Cattlemen

Pinkeye, or keratoconjunctivitis, is an infectious disease of cattle that costs producers money in several ways. “These include increased labor, cost of antibiotics, decreased weaning weights and decreased price paid at market for animals with scarred eyes,” says Gerald Stokka, North Dakota State University Extension veterinarian and livestock stewardship specialist.

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August tips for beef and forage producers

August tips for beef and forage producers

Brad Runsick

Baxter Bulletin

Foot rot generally occurs in adult cattle. It causes sudden onset of severe lameness and sometimes a mild fever. Often times the coronet (the junction between the hoof and hairline) is swollen. It is common to see foot rot in the heat of the summer.

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U.S. cattle inventory stabilizes

U.S. cattle inventory stabilizes

Ryan McGeeney

Van Buren County Democrat

Cattle industry numbers in several categories returned to relative normalcy in June, a bright spot in an otherwise difficult economic year, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues throughout the United States. Numbers for on-feed cattle inventory, marketings and placements rebounded from comparative slumps to meet same-month figures from 2019, according to an economic impact update published by the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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