Archive for October 2015

More steers in feedlots

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The October USDA monthly Cattle on Feed report showed no surprises.  September placements were close to expectations at 96 percent of last year, as were marketings at 98 percent of one year ago, leading to an October 1 on-feed total of 10.2 million head…

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NDSU Offers Sustainability, Stockmanship Workshops

The North Dakota State University Extension Service is holding Sustainability and Stockmanship workshops at Linton Livestock on Wednesday, Nov. 18, and Kist Livestock in Mandan on Thursday, Nov. 19. Both daylong workshops start at 9:30 a.m. The cost is $40, which will include a noon meal, handouts and breaks. The cost for additional registrants from…

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Belly Up to the Feed Bunk

“When it comes to increasing cattle productivity, half the battle is getting cattle to belly up to the feed bunk and eat,” says Angel Aguilar, PhD, Dipl. ACAN, Technical Services Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Feeding behavior can be influenced by several factors,” Dr. Aguilar notes. “To get cattle coming back to the bunk, it’s important…

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Science Does Not Support International Agency Opinion on Red Meat and Cancer

Evidence Inadequate to Reach Consensus on Cancer Risk DENVER (October 26, 2015) – An international committee assigned to review all of the available evidence on red meat and cancer risk were divided on their opinion whether to label red meat a “probable” cause of cancer, according to the Beef Checkoff nutrition scientist and registered dietitian who observed the…

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Opportunity awaits students at Beef Scholarship Extravaganza

AMES, IOWA – High school juniors and seniors interested in cattle and beef production will take home more than $7,500 in scholarships from the Beef Scholarship Extravaganza that will be held Dec. 4 in Ames. The event is organized and hosted by the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation as an educational opportunity for high school students. Teams…

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5 Tips to Prepare for a Silage Switch

In the fall many dairy producers see slumps in production and feed intake. This is often due to an abrupt change from old corn silage to green chop or recently fermented corn silage. “Preparing for the switch and easing the transition can help maintain production levels and avoid health changes that we commonly see in…

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Proactive Measures

Dear Pneu Dart Customer, As we continuously improve our product and services we are proud to announce from this day forward each and every pack of Pneu Dart darts sold will include an 19-gauge fill needle. When working with medications it is very important to keep sterilization in mind. Supplying a 19-gauge fill needle with…

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