Archive for January 2016

Cattle market pressured by heavier weights, fewer heifer placements

By: Blair Fannin COLLEGE STATION – More feedlot placements than expected, coupled with large supplies of cold storage beef, will pressure cattle prices in the near term, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service livestock economist. Dr. David Anderson, livestock economist in College Station, said the recent cattle on feed report released by the…

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Winter storms, Cattle on Feed, and more data to come

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Winter storm Jonas has dumped record snowfall on the east coast causing near total shutdown of several major cities and across a large region.  Impacts from deep snow, power outages and coastal flooding will continue for several days.  Some winter storms affect beef production…

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NEW KUHN KRAUSE GLADIATOR® 1205M STRIP TILLAGE SYSTEM

The new 3-point mounted Gladiator 1205M offers the superior strip tillage performance expected from Kuhn Krause equipment, incorporating several new features that increase productivity and decrease machine maintenance, while improving agronomic performance and exceeding customer expectations.    Now available in 4- to 16-row configurations, the Gladiator 1205M Strip Tillage System features a brand new toolbar…

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The 3 stages of parturition (calving)

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Animal scientists and veterinarians agree that there are three important stages of any cow’s delivery of the baby calf.  Understanding what to expect during the normal delivery can help to determine when a cow needs assistance due to a problem that occurs during calving. Stage…

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What cow-calf producers should maximize

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Cow-calf production occurs across most of the U.S. in a wide variety of production environments.  I had a very enjoyable opportunity to visit several ranches in southern Florida last week and learn more about the challenges of cow-calf production in one of the most…

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Did you know… 2015’s great, late “ride”

By: Larry Corah, for Certified Angus Beef LLC  We all enter 2016 with feelings, maybe apprehension, about what a new year might bring. Amid toasts to good health, others harbor more dramatic plans, bold resolutions or simple reflections on what happened and how the new year might differ.  Since I can never keep a resolution,…

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Alltech acquires Masterfeeds, Canada’s leading animal nutrition company

[LEXINGTON, Ky.] – Alltech has acquired 100 percent of the outstanding shares of Masterfeeds, Inc., in a share purchase agreement with Ag Processing Inc (AGP). Masterfeeds, a leading commercial animal nutrition company in Canada, is now part of the Alltech family of companies, which includes 12 other companies that Alltech has acquired globally since 2011.…

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AgriLabs® Unveils Upgraded, Redesigned Website

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Jan. 11, 2016 — AgriLabs has just announced the rollout of their completely redesigned website at www.agrilabs.com. Cari Evans, Creative Services for AgriLabs, said, “The new site is designed from the ground up to help producers and other site visitors more easily find a solution to their animal health needs.” Visitors to…

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NCBA Urges House to Support Disapproval of WOTUS

WASHINGTON (Jan. 12, 2016) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council, along with 42 state affiliate organizations, today sent a letter to the House of Representatives urging support of Senate Joint Resolution 22, disapproval of the EPA and Army Corps’ “waters of the United States” rule. NCBA President Philip Ellis, said withdrawal…

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