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Feedlot Focus

The Importance of Bunk Management

  Apply these bunk management tips to your feedlot Applying key bunk management practices can save your feedlot from health issues, wasted feed and lost pounds from decreased average daily gain (ADG). “Feed bunk management is the daily opportunity for cattle feeders to influence and ensure top performance and profitability for their cattle,” said Marty…

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Feeding Quality Forums set for August

Feeding cattle is dynamic. Always evolving, always adapting to weather, markets, technology, scientific studies and shifts in consumer demand. That’s why those who drive the supply train for grain-finished beef gather each summer for a day to compare notes and update their knowledge base. The Feeding Quality Forum (FQF) will convene August 23 in Grand…

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Stocker Special

Long-term Grain Storage Requires Good Management

Some grain will be stored for many months or even more than a year due to low grain prices, so maintaining grain quality during extended storage will require extra care and management, according to North Dakota State University’s grain storage expert. “Grain that will be stored for an extended time needs to be good-quality grain,”…

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Hornflies: The $1 Billion Bite At Profits

Can you imagine being bit 120,000 times per day? It might be hard to imagine what this feels like, however during peak timeframes, as many as 4,000 horn flies can call a cow’s hide home. At 30 blood meals per day, that adds up to 120,000 bites per cow. Not only are these bites irritating…

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Cow / Calf Corner

Focus on Health Assurance for the Cow Herd

Northern Plains cow-calf producers soon will begin weaning calves, and those producers are looking for the best way to keep their calf crop healthy. Cow-calf producers can’t buy insurance to protect their cattle, but good livestock stewardship will go a long way toward making sure the animals stay in good health, according to Gerald Stokka,…

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BeefTalk: Frame Score 3 May Calves Put 1,400 pounds of Beef on the Rail

By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist Size discussions are vital within the beef industry because the challenge of surviving is real. Often, those discussions would imply that an absolute answer exists and making the wrong choice would be the demise of the producer’s cattle operation. Wrong. Granted, traditional production of middle-of-the-road cattle and associated marketing paths are the comfortable…

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Industry News

Merck Animal Health Releases Update to Beef Market Central™ Mobile App

  MADISON, N.J.  – Aug 24, 2016 – Cattle producers now have three options – Select, Choice or Prime – for staying current on the cattle markets and industry news with the Beef Market Central™ mobile app update. The changes also include an enhanced real-time price index and market information, cattle market ticker and end-of-day…

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Cargill Feed for Thought Survey: U.S., Brazilian consumers more likely to buy beef raised without antibiotics

MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Surveys comparing consumer attitudes in the two largest beef-producing countries – the United States and Brazil – reveals several important trends in purchasing preference that are influenced by how beef is raised and fed. Cargill’s ‘Feed for Thought’ survey of more than 2,000 people in the U.S. and Brazil, found…

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Company News

Add Inoculants to Help Improve Silage Quantity, Quality

Making high-quality silage is about achieving the twin goals of rapid, efficient front-end fermentation and back-end stability during storage and feedout. “It pays to focus on producing silage that is maximized both in terms of quantity and quality,” says Renato Schmidt, Ph.D., Forage Products Specialist, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Focusing on good silage management practices helps…

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Help Support Young Veterinary Careers

Save your Pyramid® 5 and Pyramid® 5 + Presponse® SQ box tops to help support the future of veterinary medicine through the Future Service Scholarship. ST. JOSEPH, Missouri (August 16, 2016) — For the third consecutive year, Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. (BIVI) is offering Future Service Scholarships to support future cattle veterinarians graduating from the…

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Marketing & Management

Can I get rid of my EPA CAFO Permit

I understand that the Federal Appeals Court has twice decreed (2005 and 2011) that EPA is overstepping their statutory basis by requiring CAFOs to have a Discharge Permit who have no discharge. My CAFO does not have a discharge, yet EPA continues requesting permit renewals and all the other red tape associated with their permit.…

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Beef News

Beef Bites

Having company and not sure what to make? These Steak & Chicken cutlets with sun-dried tomato pesto pasta is sure to make everyone happy! Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds chicken cutlets (boneless, skinless, 1/4-inch thick) • 1 1/2 pounds sirloin steak cutlets (1/4-inch thick) • 6 eggs (beaten) • 4 cups Italian breadcrumbs • 2 cup…

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