Archive for April 2015

Realistic expectations for estrous synchronization and AI programs

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Producers that are wanting to improve the genetic makeup of their beef herds very often turn to artificial insemination (AI) as a tool to accomplish that goal.  Many times, these producers have very high expectations as they begin the first season of artificial breeding.  Perhaps…

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May cattle market roundup

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist It’s nearly May and the April showers continue in the southern plains bringing May forage.  For the first time in a long time parts of western Oklahoma are experiencing flash flooding.  Not only are we enjoying more rain than in many months, but the…

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Keep or cull open replacement heifers?? (and buyer beware!)

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist For some Oklahoma cow calf operations, the bulls go into the breeding pasture with replacement heifers in mid-April.  As the bulls are being removed from the replacement heifers in two months, this would be an ideal time to call and make arrangements with your local…

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Website helps farmers identify, respond to corn ear rots

By: Darrin Pack WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A website developed by plant pathologists from Purdue University and a nationwide partnership of research institutions could help farmers better understand and respond to the threat of mycotoxins and ear rots in corn. The site, Corn Mycotoxins, includes management information as well as photo and video reference materials…

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BeefTalk: Cattle Deserve a Professional Herd-health Program

By Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist Vaccinate because cattle immunity is a good thing. As cattle producers start to think about working all those calves that are on the ground, herd health is a priority. The initial key to a good herd-health program is to develop a good working relationship with the local veterinarian and implement…

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3 things to look for in your cattle mineral

Shoreview, Minn. [April 16, 2015] – Whether you buy a mineral off the shelf at a retail store, walk into your local dealer and request their ‘standard’ mineral or work closely with your nutritionist to select a mineral supplement for your herd, sorting through the various mineral types can sometimes be a daunting task. It…

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Alliance Summit to Explore Feeding the Future with Advancing Technologies

April 14, 2015 – Early registration closes tomorrow for the Animal Agriculture Alliance’s 2015 Stakeholders Summit, themed “The Journey to Extraordinary.” At the Summit, set for May 6-7, 2015 in Kansas City, MO., attendees will hear from industry experts about how animal agriculture is using technology to rise to the challenge of feeding a growing…

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NCBA Winner

Congratulations to Karen Carlson Sandhills Cattle Feeding Bassett, Nebraska Winner of a Double D Family 6×4 Cattle Mat

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