Daily Archives: October 5, 2020

Transitioning to the feedlotBy

Transitioning to the feedlotBy

Craig Belknap

Progressive Cattle

It’s that time of year when spring calves will be weaned and new cattle will be entering stocker and feedlot operations. What you do in the next hours and days will have a tremendous impact on how well those calves perform while in your facilities. Getting them started on the right nutrition program will significantly impact both their health and performance, directly impacting your profitability.

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Cover Crop Grazing Research Leads to Ideas for Future Research

Cover Crop Grazing Research Leads to Ideas for Future Research

James Rogers

Noble Research Institute
The challenge with doing applied research is you cannot answer all of the questions that you may have in a single study without confounding the results.

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Fall Forages and Prussic Acid

Fall Forages and Prussic Acid

University of Nebraska
Nebraska Extension Educator, Ben Beckman, joins us for this week’s Tailgate Talk to discuss prussic acid in fall forages.

The Stockman’s Scorecard: Quantitative evaluation of beef cattle stockmanship

The Stockman’s Scorecard: Quantitative evaluation of beef cattle stockmanship

John K Yost, Jarred W Yates, Matt P Davis, Matthew E Wilson

Translational Animal Science

An animal’s action, or inaction, is the direct result of a stockman’s action or inaction. The Stockman’s Scorecard is a novel observation instrument that has been proven to be a valid and reliable tool to measure the quality of beef cattle stockmanship.

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Wildfire ravaged this rancher’s cattle and maybe his family legacy. He blames politics

Wildfire ravaged this rancher’s cattle and maybe his family legacy. He blames politics

Anita Chabria

LosAngles Times

Dave Daley stood recently on the edge of a barren ridge and bellowed out a guttural cry meant to call his cows home — if any remained alive after the North Complex wildfire decimated this national forest.  It was a long, mellifluous chant that sounded like “Come Boss,” taught to him by his own father and, he thinks, maybe originating with the genus of the species he hoped to find, Bos taurus, domesticated cattle.

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Cattle moved to the frontlines in fight against wildfires

Cattle moved to the frontlines in fight against wildfires

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with my ranching friends in the west, who are going on six weeks of unrelenting fires that are ravaging homes, barns, animals and the precious landscape of forest and pastures where wildlife and livestock roam.

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Proper hoof care can prevent foot rot in cattle

Proper hoof care can prevent foot rot in cattle

The Cattle Site

Sores on the feet can sure make a person feel miserable not to mention making it hard to walk. The same can be true of cattle when they develop foot rot in the crevasse between their toes, causing some of them to become lame according to the veterinarians at the Beef Cattle Institute, writes Kansas State University.

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Proper cow culling is important to your business

Proper cow culling is important to your business

Stillwater News Press

Cull cows represent approximately 20% of the gross income of any commercial cow operation. Cull beef cows represent 10% of the beef that is consumed in the United States.

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After Another Chaotic Year, Some Say It’s Time To Change The Beef Industry

After Another Chaotic Year, Some Say It’s Time To Change The Beef Industry

WVIK

When the pandemic closed restaurants and schools, which account for a little over half of food prepared in the U.S., demand shifted, sending cattle prices tumbling even as shoppers were stocking up. And after COVID-19 closed some of beef’s big-name meatpacking plants, cattle sales slowed and farmers found themselves forced to feed cattle for longer than planned.

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Stop-gap funding supports key cattle provisions

Stop-gap funding supports key cattle provisions

CAROL RYAN DUMAS

Capital Press

Congressional agreement on the continuing resolution to fund the federal government until Dec. 11 also provides money for programs that support cattle producers. The $1.4 trillion stop-gap measure was signed by President Donald Trump Friday morning after passing in the Senate Thursday evening.

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