CSU extension to hold January beef symposium in Montrose

CSU extension to hold January beef symposium in Montrose

  • Michael A. Cox
  • Montrose Daily Press

The Colorado State University Extension Service will host the 2020 Beef Cow Symposium Jan. 10. The gathering of beef producers and those looking to become producers will be staged at Friendship Hall at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. Gates open at 8:30 a.m. with the symposium beginning at 9, according to Kelsi Seymour, extension service marketing specialist.

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Feed hay first, graze stockpile later to lower toxin in both fescue forages

Feed hay first, graze stockpile later to lower toxin in both fescue forages

Duane Dailey

High Plains Journal

Now is time to change, says Craig Roberts. He’s a world-known authority on managing toxic tall fescue. That’s the No.1 forage in Missouri and across the Fescue Belt, the states south and east to the Atlantic.

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Producers have beef with labeling alternative protein as ‘meat’

Producers have beef with labeling alternative protein as ‘meat’

LORI POTTER

U.S. beef producers are “steaking” their claim as the only true meat in Americans’ hamburgers. I don’t think there is anything that has stirred up the cattle industry more in the past year than fake meat,” National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President Jerry Bohn of Pratt, Kan., said Wednesday at the Nebraska Cattlemen Convention in Kearney.

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Do Your Herd and Your Bank Account a Favor – Test Your Hay!

Do Your Herd and Your Bank Account a Favor – Test Your Hay!

Mary Drewnoski

University of Nebraska

Every year I get calls for help with balancing rations and most don’t have a hay analysis. All hay of the same species is NOT created equal.  For instance, smooth bromegrass hay can range from 48 to 58% total digestible nutrients (TDN) with crude protein (CP) ranging from 6 to 11% CP. This can be the difference between a growing heifer losing 0.25 lb/d or gaining 0.37 lb/d. If you were targeting the heifer gaining 1 lb/d you would need to supplement between 1.5 and 3 lb/d of dried distillers to reach this goal.

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Do Cover Crops Grown for Feed Need Fertilizer?

Do Cover Crops Grown for Feed Need Fertilizer?

Christine Gelley

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

The benefits of utilizing cover crops in both grazing and agronomic crop production are numerous. However, each cover crop system is unique. There is no blanket “yes” or “no” answer to the question- Do cover crops need fertilizer?

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Winter storm impacts markets in many ways

Winter storm impacts markets in many ways

Derrell S. Peel

FarmTalk

A major winter storm disrupted Thanksgiving travel last week and will have a variety of impacts for some time. The latest snow and cold hampers an already difficult crop harvest. Though frozen conditions may increase access to muddy fields, deep snow in some areas will add additional delays to corn harvest and may further impact crop quality.

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Brazil’s Big Steak in America

Brazil’s Big Steak in America

Kayla Sargent

Western AG Reporter

Scandal runs deep in the Brazilian meatpacking industry.  JBS SA and Marfrig Global Foods, the world’s top two meat processors, have each been involved in multiple bribery schemes in order to obtain loans.  Perhaps more concerning is the fact that these Brazilian companies used “ill-gotten financing to acquire American companies,” according to United States Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) President Kenny Graner.

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