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2015 October 23
In a study at the Carrington Research Extension Center, researchers found that producers can feed a type of sugar beet called a “feed beet” to cattle without affecting the animals’ growth performance or the quality of the meat from those animals. Feed beets are a variation of sugar beets grown specifically as feed for cattle.


2015 October 23
Michael Stern, President and Chief Operating Officer at Climate Corporation, said he believes agriculture globally is on the cusp of an information age that will further digitize data for farmers and their suppliers. Stern noted there are more cellular phones on the planet than people.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
Last Tuesday, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy and United Farm Workers of America President Arturo Rodriguez toured a Stockton, CA, farm. The stated purpose of the farm tour was to meet with Californian farm workers to discuss the EPA’s recently updated Farm Worker Protection Standard.


2015 October 23
“The soybeans lose weight and become brittle, increasing the potential for handling damage when they are too dry,” North Dakota State University (NDSU) Extension Service Agricultural Engineer Ken Hellevang says. “Also, producers lose money at lower moisture contents.


2015 October 23
“This iBook is really unique. Fresh and up-todate, there isn’t anything like it available for cattle producers in this region of the country,” said Barry Dunn, South Dakota Corn Utilization Council Endowed Dean of the SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences, SDSU Extension Director.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
The Grid Master Award, presented by the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA), recognizes excellence in commercial cattle and the cattle feeding industry.


2015 October 23
Crop prices have been declining and there is considerable uncertainty about the future. Although phosphorus (P) and potassium (K) fertilizer prices have remained constant or declined slightly, producers are still thinking of reducing application rates for nutrients to balance yield profits and crop production costs.


2015 October 23
If the hay is deficient and is fed as the sole ration, consequences can include: •Weak calves at birth; •Low quality and quantity of colostrum produced by dams; •Increased disease (such as diarrhea and pneumonia in nursing calves); •Increased sickness and death of cows in the winter; and •Poor rebreeding rates on cows.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
Graduate students Whitney Crossland of Texas A&M University (TAMU) and Greta Krafsur of Colorado State University (CSU) have been awarded W.D. Farr Scholarships for the 2015-16 school year from the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Each $12,000 scholarship recognizes outstanding students who plan to pursue careers in meat science and animal agriculture.


2015 October 23
He also recommends having seed delivered ahead of time. “Often we’re working with either perennial warm-season or cool-season grasses. Supplies of those products can be limited or at least are not as easily attainable in a short time frame, so planning ahead really helps.


2015 October 23
A popular food product that many consumers enjoy preparing in different ways, ground meat is often considered versatile and affordable. In the U.S., consumers on average eat about 60 pounds of beef every year, of which about 42 percent is in a ground form, said Travis O’Quinn, a meat scientist at Kansas State University (K- State).


2015 October 23
Frost seeding of clovers, birdsfoot trefoils, and some grasses such as annual and perennial ryegrass can be a very economical way to improve pasture forage growth and nutritional quality. Frost seeding is usually performed in late winter typically 40 to 50 days before grass growth begins in the spring.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
Subway, the eatery chain, announced last week it is elevating its current antibiotic-free policy. The company previously announced a commitment to serving chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine. The most recent statement says the company is beginning to transition to serving only protein from.


2015 October 23
It didn’t take the bull market players long to figure out that the cattle market bust came a bit too fast and went a bit too far. October cattle futures rallied back to $140. In just a week-and-a-half. Markets are the markets and there is no rhyme or reason as to where they go sometimes.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
I have always been fascinated with animal behavior, especially beef cattle on pasture. They are selective grazers always in search for the highest quality forages. This explains why you see areas of lush pasture go ungrazed in pastures with light stocking rates and high forage availability.


by WLJ
2015 October 23
Molds can form in fields under opportune growing environments (especially very wet weather) as well as during storage and fermenting, such as silage and haylage products. Mycotoxins are the secondary metabolites emitted from molded feedstuffs and can affect any organ system of the body.


by DTN
2015 October 19
 Cattle Futures Close HigherRick Kment, DTN AnalystGENERAL COMMENTS: According to the closing report, the Iowa hog base is $1.71 higher compared with the prior day settlement ($66.00-$72.00, weig
by USDA
2015 October 19
 Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm MondayOn Monday negotiated cash trade was mostly inactive on light demand in all feeding regions. The latest established market in the So
by USDA
2015 October 16
Afternoon National Slaughter Cattle Review as of 2:00 pm FridaySo far for Friday trading in Nebraska and the Western Cornbelt has been limited on moderate demand. In Nebraska a few early live and dres


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