Daily Archives: December 8, 2020

Improve Preg Rates with a Step-by-Step Analysis

Improve Preg Rates with a Step-by-Step Analysis

Progressive Farmer

If a cattle producer only looked at one number in assessing the cow herd every year, Gerald Stokka knows which one he’d pick—preg rates. Stokka is Extension veterinarian at North Dakota State University, and livestock stewardship specialist. He notes that selling more calves, as it relates to cows exposed and cow input costs, is a greater indication of business success than any other production parameter.

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Keeping the right production records for your operation

Keeping the right production records for your operation

Shannon Williams

Progressive Cattle

In today’s world of technology and recordkeeping, you can record mountains of information about your cattle herd. Recordkeeping is quick, generally easy, and most programs have a spot for the information you collect. But do you need or use all that information?

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Adding Value To Cattle Pays Off at The Market Says Danny Jones

Adding Value To Cattle Pays Off at The Market Says Danny Jones

Oklahoma Farm Report

Jones talked about the Superior Livestock philosophy during the recent 2020 stockmanship and stewardship virtual conference. The value-added aspect of cattle sold by Superior has gradually raised the bar for determining premiums, Jones said. We used to use the standard of unvaccinated cattle to compare the premiums, he said. Today, Jones said most producers vaccinate cattle.

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Winter Tetany in Beef Cattle

Winter Tetany in Beef Cattle

Aaron Berger, Mary Drewnoski

University of Nebraska

Grass tetany is considered a problem that usually occurs when cattle or sheep are eating lush, spring grass or annual cereal forages such as rye, wheat or triticale; but, it can also occur when cattle are being fed harvested forages.

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Cow-Calf Corner – Spring Calving Prep

Spring Calving Prep

Glenn Selk explains why it’s a good idea to start building a plan for calving season.

Biden weighs pick for agriculture chief from diverse slate

Biden weighs pick for agriculture chief from diverse slate

Mary Clare Jalonick

Associated Press

One leading candidate for agriculture secretary hails from Cleveland, has the backing of progressives and has worked for years to boost food stamp programs. Another is a former senator from farm-state North Dakota who has championed production agriculture and boasts of a voting record squarely in the middle.

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Elanco Picks Indiana for Global Headquarters, Long-Term Growth and Innovation

Elanco Picks Indiana for Global Headquarters, Long-Term Growth and Innovation


Elanco Animal Health Inc. which is now the second-largest independent animal health company in the world, announced plans today to locate its global headquarters in Indiana following its 2018 IPO and recent acquisition of Bayer Animal Health.

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Georgia’s Scott to lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

Georgia’s Scott to lead U.S. House Agriculture Committee

Atlanta Journal and Constitution

Democratic U.S. Rep David Scott will become the first Georgian and the first African American to lead the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. The House Democratic Caucus on Thursday ratified the choice of Scott to lead the panel.

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Difficult calving may require help

Difficult calving may require help

Lauren Raley

Enid News and Eagle
“Ranchers who know what to expect in the calving process are in a better position to protect their livestock,” said Glenn Selk, OSU Extension beef cattle specialist. “If something has gone wrong, ranchers are able to identify it much faster and respond.”

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Hoosier Beef Congress postponed

Hoosier Beef Congress postponed

Ashley Langreck


Moore stressed all Hoosier Beef Congress exhibitors should know that everything possible is being done to ensure that postponing the show is only a delay.

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