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Angus VNR: Market Rewards Healthy Cattle

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Feedlot Focus

5th Annual N.D. Angus University Feed-out Set

North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center is partnering with the North Dakota Angus Association once again to sponsor the fifth annual North Dakota Angus University (NDAU) calf feed-out program this summer and fall. Cattle producers interested in gaining a better understanding of how Angus-sired cattle from their operation perform in the feedlot, quality grade or the potential profitability through retained ownership can consign steers ...
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Starting with the best in Russia

By: Steve Suther

Amid the forest-rimmed meadows and newly cross-fenced pastures of western Russia, a quarter-million young beef cows earn their keep by producing high-quality beef while building rural communities and a sustainable future for families on two continents. The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand began production and sales in Russia this spring, through licensed partner Miratorg Agribusiness Holding, said CAB ...
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$1 million a week

By: Steve Suther

Rewards for hitting the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand target have never been greater, even after 11 consecutive years of growing supply. A survey of CAB-licensed packers Cargill, JBS-USA, National and Tyson showed they paid a record $51.8 million in grid premiums in 2015, and more than $550 million over 20 years. That does not count the smaller amounts ...
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Stocker Special

Test Water Quality Before Livestock Turnout

Recent spring rains have been welcome to North Dakota farmers and ranchers following a fall and winter of below-average precipitation, but water quality in ponds and dugouts still may be compromised by concentrated levels of salts, minerals and bacteria. “We recommend that livestock producers test water quality prior to livestock turnout,” North Dakota State University Extension Service livestock environmental stewardship specialist Miranda Meehan says. Poor water quality ...
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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 specialist, Warsaw, Mo. “Producers should ask, ‘How ...
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Fighting Winter Wheat Bloat

By: Terri Queck-Matzie

“The hardest part about winter pasture wheat bloat is not knowing when you’re going to have it,” says Brian Fieser. As a beef nutritionist for ADM, he’s witnessed the deceptive problem first-hand. “I can get a call with a report of bloat in cattle on one side of the fence, and cattle on the other side of the ...
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Cow / Calf Corner

Red, white, blue beef cattle system aims to improve calving efficiency

By: Blair Fannin

McGREGOR – A patriotic color scheme used in a cattle production system study aims to make cow-calf production more efficient and ultimately produce more pounds of beef with fewer acres, according to researchers. The project is part of a broader scope of research studies led by Texas A&M AgriLife’s Sustainable Solutions for Beef Production Systems, (http://bit.ly/1VyfkCQ ). On ...
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Feed conversions of creep feeds for nursing calves

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

Feed conversions of calves fed creep feeds have been quite variable to say the least.  Conversions of 5:1 or 5 pounds of grain consumed to 1 extra pound of calf weight are very rare and the optimum that can be expected when producers are using a “typical” high energy creep feed.  ...
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BeefTalk: A Heads-up for a Dry Summer: Plan Forage Production Now

By:Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist

Cows eat every day of the year, so now is the time to start thinking about hay and how to use land that is not fenced nor has water to help feed the cows because those lands may be the difference between keeping or selling cows. Haying, especially given the potential for drought, comes quicker than anticipated and quality changes daily. ...
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Hot topic, cool solutions

Many challenges in the beef community are tackled with a two-pronged approach: genetics and management. Heat stress should be no different, says Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University Extension beef geneticist. “Certainly from the feedlot side there has been a lot of work done on mitigation strategies, and I think we have a real opportunity in the cowherd to use genetics to work ...
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Beef Production Surges In April

By: David P. Anderson

Spring sprung early this year as fed cattle prices have dropped sharply from their highs in early Spring.  Texas-Oklahoma fed cattle prices averaged $139.05 for the week of March 20, 2016.  ...
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Purdue, CME Group to take monthly ‘barometer’ of confidence in agricultural economy

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., and CHICAGO – Purdue University’s Center for Commercial Agriculture and the derivatives marketplace CME Group are partnering to produce the Purdue/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer, a monthly nationwide measure ...
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More cattle on feed and less cold storage

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

The latest Cattle on Feed (COF) report showed feedlot inventories (among feedlots with 1,000 head or more capacity) on April 1 of 10.853 ...
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Company News

50 Watt Hazardous Location Stack Light

The HAL-TL-5X10W-C-PA is a Class 1 Division 2 hazardous location LED signal stack light equipped with an audible horn and approved for use in hazardous environments where explosive and flammable gases, vapors, and dusts ...
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25′ Mobile Light Tower with Metal Halide Lamps

The WCDE-7.5K-4X1000W-MLK mobile light tower is a self-contained towable light tower that produces enough light to illuminate up to five acres. This unit contains a water cooled diesel engine powering an 8.1kW Marathon generator ...
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Marketing & Management

Show-Me-Select heifer prices stay strong in Farmington sale

FARMINGTON, Mo. – Prices stayed strong this year for beef heifers at the Show-Me Select Replacement Heifer sale, Farmington Auction Market, April 15. The 168 heifers for fall-calving herds average $2,070. Prices ranged from $1,800 to $2,500. The top price went for a registered Angus from Turner Farms, Belgrade. Kevin Owens, Fredericktown, bought it. Consignors with the highest ...
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On Target from CAB

By: Justin Sexten Ph.D.

This year I’ve had the opportunity to visit with folks from both ends of the beef supply chain: seedstock and commercial ranchers and foodservice specialists from across the nation. While both are in the beef business, the differing perspectives these groups bring to a beef and cattle conversation is interesting to say ...
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Beef News

Launching Second Annual 30 Day Protein Challenge

The checkoff’s “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner.” brand will launch the second annual 30 Day Protein Challenge campaign this month. Americans currently consume two-thirds of their total daily protein intake at dinner, which doesn’t leave much room for protein at other meals or snacks. The 30 Day Protein Challenge provides a step-by-step plan to get ...
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