Daily Archives: December 14, 2020

Cattle finishing on grass need excess energy

Cattle finishing on grass need excess energy


Ag Update

In the 1990s, there was significant interest in grass-fed beef from consumers, but it wasn’t being accomplished in the right way.

“We had lean, tough, dry meat. I had been eating grass-fed beef and it wasn’t good, so I was worried about the first grass-fed steers we butchered in 1996 for our family,” he said.

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Managing thin cows in winter

Managing thin cows in winter

Lisa Moser


In the midst of the holiday season and the increased access to sweets, many people may be observing a less than ideal change in their personal body conditions. To assess the herd, veterinarian Bob Larson suggests ranchers periodically check them and even take pictures of the herd to help monitor changes over time.

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$19M livestock complex proposed for state fairgrounds

$19M livestock complex proposed for state fairgrounds

Rebekah Tuchscherer

Farm Forum

A $19 million livestock complex could bring regional and national events to Huron, the governor said this week. During the annual budget address on Tuesday, Gov. Kristi Noem proposed a 2021 budget of $5.05 billion, $12 million of which would partially fund a new livestock complex at the South Dakota State Fairgrounds.

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Treating Lump Jaw, Start to Finish!

Treating Lump Jaw, Start to Finish!

Farmer Tyler Ranch

In this video I’ll show you how I handle a severe case of lump jaw on one of my cows. I filmed this over two weeks to be able to show you this process from start to finish. At the end I discuss a bit about what lump jaw actually is and how it happens in the first place.

Putting Genetic Selection First in Commercial Herds

Putting Genetic Selection First in Commercial Herds

Rebecca Mettler

Gelbvieh World

We know that seedstock producers spend a tremendous amount of time prepping for a production sale, but how much effort should commercial producers exert throughout the year to bring quality genetics into their herd? After all, the selection of herd sires has a dramatic impact on an operation for an extended period of time. Roughly 75% of the genetics within the herd are influenced by the last three generations of herd sires in an operation. When put in hard numbers, it’s difficult to deny the importance of genetic selection.
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Using Selection Indexes for Bull-Purchasing Decisions

Using Selection Indexes for Bull-Purchasing Decisions

Ryan Boldt

Red Angus Magazine

The spring bull sale season is just around the corner and there will be many that go out and identify their next exciting young herd sire this spring. With this important decision, time is spent looking through sale catalogs of bulls available for purchase.
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Setting Up Females For Success: Estrus Synchronization

Setting Up Females For Success:  Estrus Synchronization

Carson Anderson

Brangus Journal

Estrus synchronization is a reproductive technology that can add value to your program. Using this technology can control and shorten the breeding and the subsequent calving season, increase uniformity of the calf crop, and provide an effective way to use artificial insemination.

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USDA announces appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board

USDA announces appointments to the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board

Sarah Ward

Progressive Cattle

The USDA announced Dec. 11 the appointment of 28 members to serve on the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB). All appointed members will serve three-year terms beginning February 2021 and ending February 2024, with the exception of one Importer Unit appointee who will serve a one-year term.

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CPH45 sales opportunity

CPH45 sales opportunity

Clint Hardy


The purpose of the CPH45 sale is to provide an opportunity for producers to group cattle into marketable lot sizes, maintain the identification of health and management practices, and provide a positive reputation toward calves marketed from the Green River Area of Kentucky.

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Is now the time to put cattle on feed?

Is now the time to put cattle on feed?

Dr. Andrew Griffith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

A question was asked a couple of weeks ago concerning if now was a good time to put cattle in the feedlot. This is a question that should be asked frequently, because it is a difficult question to answer with a general statement.

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