Grazing management software helps track pasture performance

Grazing management software helps track pasture performance

Heather Smith Thomas

Canadian Cattleman

PastureMap is grazing management software sold around the world that got its start in no small measure because of Christine Su’s lifelong struggle with food allergies.

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Who Can Work on Your Farm

Who Can Work on Your Farm

Emily G. Adams

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

It won’t be long until hay season will be upon us. For some farms that means more labor than usual is required to get all the jobs done. That labor may include your own children or grandchildren. Today we’ll take a look at what the law allows and also consider what types of jobs kids are capable of handling from a developmental standpoint.

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‘GoGREEN’ program tags calves raised with best management practices

‘GoGREEN’ program tags calves raised with best management practices

Mary Hightower

Newton County Times

Cattle buyers looking for the best Arkansas livestock may need to look no further than the green ear tag awarded as part of the Natural State Preconditioned Calf Program. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture program is meant to produce calves that are better prepared – or preconditioned — to deal with the stress that goes with leaving their birth ranch.

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China agrees to buy massive amount of ag products

China agrees to buy massive amount of ag products

Ag Daily

President Donald Trump was lighting up Twitter Monday morning, announcing China has agreed to buy “massive amounts” of  additional U.S. farm and agricultural products. The announcement comes just days after the administration said the trade war with China was on hold.

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Heifer Role in Beef Production Continues to Grow

Heifer Role in Beef Production Continues to Grow

Derrell Peel

Drovers

The heifer contribution to beef production depends on both heifer slaughter and heifer carcass weights. Heifer slaughter varies cyclically with additional heifer retention during herd expansion and reduced retention during liquidation, thus providing much of the variation in beef production in cattle cycles.

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Beef cow herd expansion slowing?

Beef cow herd expansion slowing?

Lee Schulz

Wallaces Farmer

At first glance, producers holding fewer heifers might indicate cow herd contraction. But liquidation won’t be occurring until the number of older cows that producers cull exceeds the number of replacement heifers they add to the herd. That’s likely not happening yet.

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House 2018 Farm Bill fails

House 2018 Farm Bill fails

Julie Harker

Brownfield AG Network

The House farm bill has been voted down on a vote of 198 to 213.  House speaker Paul Ryan’s motion to reconsider was suspended, and another vote could be coming. All Democrats, as well as 30 Republicans led by the House Freedom Caucus, voted against the farm bill. The bill lost all support from Democrats when it passed out of the House Ag Committee because of the addition of more SNAP recipient work requirements.

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