Daily Archives: December 2, 2020

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten excuses heard by veterinarians

Mark Parker:  The Top Ten excuses heard by veterinarians


#10. He couldn’t buck on three legs so I wasn’t in any hurry to fix him.

#9. I got a heckuva deal on leftover french fries.

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Saving costs during winter cattle feeding

Saving costs during winter cattle feeding

Alicia Boor

Hays Post

“Many producers have made grazing crop residues part of their management strategy because of the low winter feed costs associated with it,” said veterinarian Bob Larson. In Kansas, these residues are typically corn and sorghum.

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Using Crop Residue as a Beef Cattle Feed Source

Using Crop Residue as a Beef Cattle Feed Source

Lisa Moser


Most cattle producers will agree that hauling feed and delivering hay to the cattle in the winter can be labor intensive and expensive. Experts at the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute point to grazing crop residues as one option to reduce feed expenses and minimize daily labor with proper planning and regular monitoring.

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Derrell Peel: Feedlot Facts

Derrell Peel: Feedlot Facts


The feedlot industry displays amazing dynamics over the course of a typical year…and of course, 2020 has been anything but a typical year.  The November 1 cattle on feed inventory was 11.97 million head of cattle, up 1.3 percent from one year ago.

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The ABCs of Pasture Grazing

The ABCs of Pasture Grazing

Washington State University

Well-managed pastures are Always the Best Crop for the environment, for the grazing animal, and for you. A well- managed pasture is a dense, healthy crop of grass and legumes that can provide a security blanket for the land, good nutrition for the animal, and more money in your pocket. Achieving a well- managed pasture does not take a big investment. It does require animal and plant knowledge, identification of your goals, some equipment, and practice.

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Chute Safety

Chute Safety

Dr. Ron Lemenager

Purdue Animal Science Department

In this video Dr. Ron Lemenager, Beef Extension Specialist, Purdue University demonstrates the correct way to safely use the working facility to handle cattle.

Not your average calculator

Not your average calculator

Martha Hoffman Kerestes

Progressive Forage

Cover crops can provide many benefits to producers, from forage value to soil health improvements and beyond. With many species to choose from, it can sometimes be a challenge to know where to start.

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It’s always the bulls

It’s always the bulls

James Beckham

Progressive  Cattle

My wife and I pulled into the compound at ranch headquarters a while back to find a black Angus bull lounging against the front gate to the ranch house. With a deep sigh and resignation in her voice, my wife said, “It’s always the bulls!”

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Book cottonseed early if feeding cattle

Book cottonseed early if feeding cattle

Beef Magazine

“This year, producers will have 3.3 million tons of whole cottonseed available to incorporate in their feed,” explains Tom Wedegaertner, director of cottonseed research, Cotton Incorporated. “Although less than last year, whole cottonseed is an excellent feed ingredient to meet the nutritional demands of lactating cows and has the potential to reduce the overall number of feedstuffs in a ration.”

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Grants will go toward beef research in Arkansas

Grants will go toward beef research in Arkansas

Fred Miller

Magnolia Reporter

The Arkansas Beef Council awarded research grants to four University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture scientists in the department of animal science. The Beef Council coordinates a program of promotion, research and market development to enhance the image of beef and improve the potential of Arkansas’ cattle industry, according to information from the council.

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