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Baxter Black: CORRIENTE AUCTION

Baxter Black:  CORRIENTE AUCTION

It could only happen to a cowboy. Thurman had established himself as a figure of some note in the Corriente Association.

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Creep Feeding Calves

Creep Feeding Calves

Steve Niemeyer, Travis Mulliniks

University of Nebraska

Keeping a tight grip on feed costs is a priority for every beef producer. Creep feeding calves can be a good return on investments in certain situations. Maintaining the calf’s efficiency at an early age is becoming much more critical with modern market requirements. The gross income of the cow/calf enterprises is partially dependent on the weaning weight of the calves.

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The Process of Artificially Inseminating a Cow

The Process of Artificially Inseminating a Cow

Clif Little

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

What are some logical steps in utilizing artificial insemination (AI) on the farm?  We will assume cows and heifers are good candidates for a synchronization program.  However, months prior to AI implementation review the desired cow and heifer physiological condition and factors that influence response to AI.

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Tips for managing cows through dry conditions

Tips for managing cows through dry conditions

Karla Wilke

Beef Magazine

Hot, dry conditions in early summer have taken a toll on grass growth in much of the Great Plains this year. There are several options cattle producers may want to consider to conserve grass in these dry areas.

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Challenging road ahead for U.S. beef exports

Challenging road ahead for U.S. beef exports

Scott Brown

Prairie Farmer

There have been many factors affecting beef and cattle markets recently, making it difficult to track how individual components of the supply and demand situation are affecting prices.

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3 Things to Consider When You Haul Livestock this Summer

3 Things to Consider When You Haul Livestock this Summer

Shelia Grobosky

Drovers

Young livestock exhibitors spend countless hours, days and weeks getting their livestock “dialed in” for summer shows. This year, due to COVID-19, they’ve had a little extra time to work with their animals since numerous late spring shows have been canceled.

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Agents seize almost 10 tons of meat from China

Agents seize almost 10 tons of meat from China

Successful Farming

Officials with the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) intercepted 19,555 pounds of prohibited pork, chicken, beef, and duck products arriving from China at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach (photo courtesy of CBP).

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Purdue offers online workshops for agribusiness professionals

Purdue offers online workshops for agribusiness professionals

Scott Downey

Feedlot Magazine

Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business will offer multiple online professional development courses and programs for food and agribusiness professionals through October 2020.

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Proposed legislation would improve processing capacity

Proposed legislation would improve processing capacity

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Ag News

Recently introduced legislation would improve the nation’s meat processing capacity.  A bipartisan group of lawmakers introduced the RAMP UP Act last week which would authorize federal grants up to $100,000 for existing meat processors to become federally inspected.

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Anaplasmosis Management Takes a Team Approach

Anaplasmosis Management Takes a Team Approach

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

A cow herd may show no signs of anaplasmosis, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t carriers.

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Pasture Management, “I read on the internet that . . .”

Pasture Management, “I read on the internet that . . .”

Victor Shelton

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

This issue marks the one hundred and fiftieth time that I have sat down to write the article I call “Grazing Bites.”  I started this twelve and half years ago in 2008 to help producers that I was working with think about what they needed to be looking at and how they needed to prepare for the upcoming weeks.  It was an attempt or way to do follow-up with a lot of producers and landowners and provide helpful reminders for whatever situation or season was upon them.

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NCBA’s Alisa Harrison Explains New United We Steak Grilling Campaign

NCBA’s Alisa Harrison Explains New United We Steak Grilling Campaign

Oklahoma Farm Report

The What’s For Dinner. brand, managed by NCBA and funded by the Beef Checkoff, is launching United We Steak, a new integrated campaign celebrating Americans’ universal love of beef sizzling on the grill. Alisa Harrison, senior vice president of global marketing and research for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, explains the new campaign.

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The toolbox of today’s cattleman consists of more than just a hammer and nails

The toolbox of today’s cattleman consists of more than just a hammer and nails

Megan Silveira

Angus Journal

Social media is an easily accessible tool that perhaps we as an industry haven’t fully embraced. Before you dismiss my comment as the ramblings of a young 21-year-old who is attached at the hip to her smartphone, bear with me for a moment.

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Consumer Preferences for Beef Alternatives

Consumer Preferences for Beef Alternatives

Jayson Lusk

The journal Food Policy just published a paper I co-authored with Ellen Van Loo and Vincenzina Caputo entitled, “Consumer preferences for farm-raised meat, lab-grown meat, and plant-based meat alternatives: Does information or brand matter?”. . . What I thought I’d do here is convey some results from the study that are not in the published paper but that are based on the models described therein.

 

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Beef Cattle Field Day Offers Education & Meeting

Beef Cattle Field Day Offers Education & Meeting

Lancaster Farming

A one-day educational opportunity for cattle producers will feature speakers addressing genomics, cow nutrition, livestock handling and digital media. The field day will be held Saturday, July 25, at the farm of Greg and Peg McKean, 193 E. Zahniser Road, Mercer, Pennsylvania.

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Live demonstrations highlight Texas A&M Virtual Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

Live demonstrations highlight Texas A&M Virtual Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 3-5

Kay Ledbetter

AgriLife Today

The annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set for Aug. 3-5 has extended the early registration deadline to July 15, so there’s still time to register for the education-packed event featuring live demonstrations.

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Adaptive rangeland management provides resilience

Adaptive rangeland management provides resilience

DOUG WARNOCK

Capital Press

The management style practiced by Jack and Teresa Southworth on their Eastern Oregon ranch focuses on rangeland health and the flexibility to adapt as the need arises. The result is healthy land and soil, as well as, economic viability.

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Summer conditions, forage quality can reduce cattle gains

Summer conditions, forage quality can reduce cattle gains

ADAM RUSSELL

Waco Tribune-Herald

Joe Paschal, Ph.D., AgriLife Extension livestock specialist, Corpus Christi, said livestock are entering a period he calls the “summer slump,” where weight gains and body condition scores can dip as animals deal with the heat and declining forage quality.

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Volatile Cattle Markets: Navigating management options through uncertainty

Volatile Cattle Markets: Navigating management options through uncertainty

Wyoming Livestock Roundup

Uncertainty is a common household word today, especially in terms of cattle markets. In a Cattlemen’s webinar presented by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) on June 18, Senior Animal Protein Analyst with Rabo AgriFinance Don Close and Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Dr. Derrell Peel share strategies for managing risk through volatile markets.

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Modern Marvels: Evolution of The Butcher

Modern Marvels: Evolution of The Butcher

In a carnivorous world, a butcher is a necessary link in the food chain, carving a carcass of unsavory flesh into mouthwatering cuts