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Feedlot Profitability: What Will Happen in the Fourth Quarter?
Many have been surprised by margins made in the feedlot sector this year. However, a Kansas economist explains why things may not remain positive going into winter. ...
Managing the Safe Delivery of Animal Feeds
Accidents and fatalities plague the agricultural sector, so planning for expected events, such as feed delivery day, should be worthwhile for an industry trying to stay safe. ...
10 Tips to Prevent Hay Fires
Journalise hay making moisture levels and test forage rigorously to assist in keeping hay fires at bay, a forage specialist from Idaho suggests. ...
Effects of the 60-d Window Around the Time of Weaning on Subsequent Quality Grade and Eating Quality of Beef
Marbling and eating quality of beef can be effected by not just by diet, but by weaning, timing of castration and growth promotants. Dr Jason K Ahola, Colorado State University explores current thinking on how a calf's weaning can effect the final product....
Bovine Temperament: A Feedlot Focus
As a new load of weaned calves enters the feedlot, workers prepare to process the calves upon arrival. Processing would likely include vaccinating these calves to prevent respiratory disease and treating them for parasites, among other regular processing...
Harmful Algal Blooms: Are My Cattle in Danger?
Harmful algal blooms (HABs) reduce water quality and intake and can extend to being toxic to livestock. ...
How to Count Horn Flies: Tally Time
Count horn flies to assess the problem on your farm and then keep them at a level which does not hurt your bottom line, cattlemen have been reminded. ...
Genome Analysis Helps Breeding More Robust Cows
Advances in genetic analysis are allowing cows to bred for fewer parasitic problems and longevity, explain researchers at Wageningen University. ...
Extending Your Grazing Rotation In Late Summer
Many beef farms can build up pasture from August to get more from the grass they have, Irish farmers have been advised. ...
How Quickly Will Herd Rebuilding Be in US?
Government data clearly shows that herd rebuilding will be a long and slow process, says an Oklahoma State University extension expert....
What Effect Does Genetics and Breed Have on Bovine Respiratory Disease
As a 'fairly heritable' condition, genetics and breeding work on Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is well worthwhile given the strong value of cattle, says an industry leader. ...
Probiotics Reduce Shedding of Pathogenic E. coli in Cattle
Can probiotics lower the risk of cattle and E.coli? Mary Ellen Sanders from the California Dairy Research Foundation finds that, in certain circumstances, research says it could. ...
Lock in Lower Feed Costs: Storing Wet and Modified Distillers Grains
Those looking to feed distillers grains this winter should look to buy now as a great way to 'lock in' lower feed costs, advises Cow/Calf field specialist Warren Rusche....
Price Risk Protection Tools for this Uncertain Market
Market events and reactionary behaviour warrants risk management strategies, states John Michael Riley, Extension Agricultural Economist, Mississippi State University....
Effective Biosecurity Planning - Regularly Changing Needles
Having a biosecurity plan is all about ensuring the end product is safe and wholesome for the consumer's plate and can be made easier by a five point plan. ...
 
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