• Retained ownership still pays
  • Safety training retains employees
  • Stockers rise above commodity roots

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Angus VNR: Plan Now For Summer Heat

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Feedlot Focus

Texas grain industry reduces aflatoxin risk

COLLEGE STATION – Grain industry representatives are touting the effectiveness of the One Sample Strategy, a standardized testing method for aflatoxin. The program is administered by the Office of the Texas State Chemist, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research. The program has received support from a number of grain groups who are backing the program. Previously, grain elevators had no uniform method ...
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Springtime Mud Impact and Management

By: Russ Euken, Iowa State University Extension

Earth surface feedlots and springtime in Iowa typically don’t go well together. When temperatures start to warm above freezing and ground begins to thaw, any additional moisture can create mud issues. Of course spring is not the only time mud can be an issue. Any time we have excess moisture from rain and snow, ...
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Independent, Third-Party Feedlot Audits – The Wave of the Future?

By: Jennifer Garreau

A growing number of beef consumers are looking for something more than just flavor and value, they want to know that the beef they are feeding their children is safe, wholesome and humanely raised. In order to meet consumer demands RobEirich, University of Nebraska Extension Educator and Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance(BQA) Director believes processors, feedlots and producers should be ...
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Stocker Special

Consider Early Grazing Alternatives

Ranchers should not rush to turn livestock out on pasture in the spring, North Dakota State University livestock and rangeland experts say. “With the dry conditions this spring, forage production will be lower than average,” rangeland management specialist Kevin Sedivec cautions. “Early spring grazing, especially under dry conditions, can be costly in terms of total forage production during the entire grazing season. Grazing before native ...
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3 things to look for in your cattle mineral

Shoreview, Minn. – 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 may even be a purchase ...
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Cow / Calf Corner

Another look at fall versus spring calving

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist

As cow herd managers monitor the pasture conditions this spring and make decisions about rebuilding a depleted cow herd, some may wish to rethink the time of year that breeding and calving take place.  New data from Tennessee on a fescue-based forage system gives us more information about the direct comparison ...
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Thin Cows? A Pre-breeding Nutritional Push Helps

By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist

Spring was mellow this year. There was some cold weather, but more dry than wet weather, which was good for calving. Calf losses should be minimal, while keeping in mind that a 4 percent calf death rate is not abnormal. Even when the weather is good, the calving season has some good and bad days. Not all of the calves ...
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Industry News

Avian Influenza and meat markets

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist

The Avian Influenza outbreak continues to grow and leads to more questions about the impact on livestock and meat markets.  USDA-APHIS (Animal and ...
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Proper Hay Storage Techniques Can Increase Value, Decrease Quality Losses

PIKETON, Ohio – Producers who follow the proper techniques for hay storage will find their crops will retain more value and suffer fewer losses, said a beef cattle expert from the College of ...
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Company News

ADM Alliance Nutrition® introduces Cellarator® Turbo Drench

Cellarator-Turbo-Drench_w Gun_0115_largeADM Alliance Nutrition® introduces Cellarator® Turbo Drench which helps lessen the effects of stress, supports performance and deters dehydration. This fast acting, oral ...
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Bird B Gone Now Offers Solutions for Grain Storage and Manufacturing Facilities

Bird B Gone, the leader in bird-control products for commercial, industrial and residential applications now offers a complete line of bird control solutions for today’s grain storage and manufacturing facilities. Pest birds create ...
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AgriLabs® Announces VetGun™ Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

ST. JOSEPH, Mo., May 18, 2015 — AgriLabs® announced the results of its first VetGun™ customer satisfaction survey aimed at measuring its customers’ experiences with and perceptions of VetGun™, an innovative delivery system ...
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Marketing & Management

Purdue specialist lists guidelines for buying used farm machinery

By: Emma Hopkins

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Prices for used farm machinery have been trending lower in the past year due to a surplus of inventory at dealerships, but buying used may not always be the best option, a Purdue University expert says. Robert Stwalley, assistant professor of agricultural and biological engineering, urges farmers thinking of buying ...
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Beef News

Beef Bites

Ready to lighten up the menu? Here is a tasty recipe for Chimichurri Steak Wraps, give them a try! Chimichurri Steak Wrap Ingredients 12 ounces grilled beef steak, cut into slices 3 cups fresh baby spinach 1/2 large red bell pepper, cut into thin strips 4 medium whole wheat tortillas (8 to 10-inch ...
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