Archive for November 2014

Evaluate udder soundness soon after calving to use as culling criteria

Glenn Selk, OSU Professor Emeritus, Oklahoma State University Every year at “preg” checking time, ranchers evaluate cows and make decisions as which to remove from the herd.  One criteria that should be examined to cull cows is udder quality.  Beef cattle producers are not as likely to think about udder health and shape as are…

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Cattle on feed numbers show feedlot response to current market

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The latest Cattle on Feed report puts November 1 feedlot inventories at 10.63 million head, just fractionally above the year ago total of 10.59 million head.  This slight increase in feedlot inventories over last year ends a string of 26 consecutive months of monthly year…

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Bio-Vet Launches Redesigned Website

Barneveld, Wis. – (Nov. 10, 2014) – Bio-Vet, Inc., has launched a redesigned website at www.Bio-Vet.com. The new look includes an updated user interface and more information about Bio-Vet products and livestock production. All materials are now available in both English and Spanish. Major categories on the site include Dairy Cattle, Beef Cattle, Calves, Horses,…

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Beef Bites

Heres a tasty Beef & Vegetable Soup you can toss in the crock pot this weekend!  Ingredients 2-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 3/4-inch pieces 2 cans (14 to 14-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium beef broth 1 can (15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed, drained 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt added diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup water…

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Results of Adjusting Feed Levels for Cows During Cold Weather

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Beef cow nutritionists have known that cow energy requirements increase in cold weather. There is not much we can do about the weather, however adjustments in the diet of the range beef cows can mitigate the effects of the winter weather. Many years ago, a northern…

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Federally Inspected Slaughter Summary

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Data for federally inspected slaughter through November 1 indicates that total cattle slaughter was down 7.2 percent for the year to date compared to last year. Cattle slaughter in October dropped further, down 9.2 percent year over year. Decreased cattle slaughter and changes in slaughter…

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Beef Bites

Hamburger Stroganoff is always a family favorite, here’s an easy recipe to try over the weekend!  INGREDIENTS: 1 (16 ounce) package egg noodles 1 pound lean ground beef 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese 1 (6 ounce) can chopped mushrooms, with liquid 1/2 cup milk 1 (8 ounce) container…

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