Archive for February 2016

Michael Passarelli – Hoof Cream

A former jockey and race horse trainer, Michael Passarelli, developed his Horse and Cow Hoof Crème that can grow a hoof in one-third the time and prevents cracking while hardening the hoof. The cream uses all natural ingredients and is easy to apply by massaging into the coronet band. Significant growth can be seen in…

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Illinois Cattle Feeders meeting in March will feature industry experts

URBANA, Ill. – Illinois cattlemen and cattlewomen will have the opportunity to hear from industry experts at the 2016 Illinois Cattle Feeders meeting. The meeting will be held on March 10 at the Rock Falls Community Building in Rock Falls, Ill. The seminar will start at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. “This meeting…

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Maintaining Enthusiasm

By: Don Tyler, Tyler & Associates Winston Churchill was admired for his persistence and optimism regardless of the circumstances. He was quoted as saying, “Success consists of going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm.” Tough times can sap anyone’s energy and challenge their passion if they aren’t protective of their daily attitude.…

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Pasture renovation schools teach how to replace toxic fescue grass

COLUMBIA, Mo. – A drive through grass country in summer shows many pastures with more weeds than grass. To his trained eyes, Gene Schmitz sees pastures needing renovation. “Many beef farmers don’t see pastures as a crop to be managed. Pastures are just there to be grazed,” says Schmitz, a University of Missouri Extension livestock…

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T-L IRRIGATION CO. AWARDED TWO PATENTS FOR THEIR GPS NAVIGATION CORNER SYSTEM

HASTINGS, NEBRASKA — February, 2016 T-L Irrigation Co., the exclusive world manufacturer of hydrostatically powered pivot irrigation systems, is pleased to announce they have been awarded two patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office for their GPS Navigation Corner System. These patents demonstrate the commitment by T-L Irrigation Co. to make technology easy to use while maximizing performance for growers around the…

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Using young bulls in multi-sire pastures and cow-to-bull ratios

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist With spring bull sales in full swing, cow calf operators are assessing their bull batteries and making needed purchases.  Producers often ask about the use of young bulls in the same breeding pasture with older, larger bulls.  In most instances, this is a practice that…

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Imports of Mexican cattle likely to decrease

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The U.S. and Mexican cattle and beef industries continue to integrate, building on a long history of trade between the two countries.  Mexico has exported feeder cattle to the U.S. for more than a century and continues to do so today.  After increasing in…

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Checkoff Partners to Launch New Beef Items

Krystal®, one of the country’s first hamburger chains established in the South, is re-inventing tradition with a brand new menu of Country-Fried items, available for a limited time. The core of the line is the Country-Fried Steak Krystal, an item that came about as a result of a partnership with the beef checkoff. The Country-Fried…

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