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  • Feb 26, 2014
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    NEW Video To Address The “Feed Vs. Food” Debate 3

    Yesterday, I shared a Meat MythCrusher video about meat as a part of a healthy diet. Today, I have another good video to add to your arsenal that addresses the “feed vs. food” debate....More
  • Jan 13, 2014
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    3 Things You Need To Know About Feeding Moldy Hay 8

    Moldy hay poses a risk to horses, cattle and people. Here’s what you need to know....More
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    Dec 3, 2013
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    4 Tips To Cut Your Winter Feeding Bill 3

    Winter feed accounts for half of the annual cost of keeping a beef cow. Here are tips to minimize hay waste and maximize feed value....More
  • Sep 12, 2013
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    Will Feed Efficiency Become The New Holy Grail? 6

    We’ve licked the ability to make genetic improvements in the easy-to-measure traits. Now the real work begins: feed efficiency....More
  • square baling
    Jul 1, 2013
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    Square Baling Is A Test Of Family’s Strength 25

    Summer haying season is a time when working with family can be a little more challenging. How do you keep everyone on the same page during haying?...More
  • grazing management trumps cattle genetics, cattle feed
    May 29, 2013
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    The Ranch Profitability Secret More Powerful Than Genetics 4

    Well-managed grazing is actually a much more powerful tool for ranch profitability than cattle genetics....More
  • animal welfare & cow-calf health are major beef industry issues
    May 29, 2013
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    Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon

    We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels as well. We shouldn’t expect these problems to go away anytime soon, so I strongly encourage beef producers to accept the challenge and face them as only we can do....More
  • May 8, 2013
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    Is Your Mineral Program Drought Proof? Tweaks You May Need To Consider

    While a mineral program is essential all the time, it's even more important during a drought, says Justin Waggoner, K-State Extension Beef Systems Specialist in Garden City. That's because, without any green-up in the spring, range plants can't deliver the phosphorus and vitamin A that cows need....More
  • grazing management for beef cows
    May 6, 2013
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    Manage Grazing For More Production & Profitability

    Everything that we, through our livestock, and Mother Nature do to the land will have an effect on ecosystem process and will cause changes in biological succession. Our management will have a huge effect on the direction of that succession. Will it be positive or negative toward our goals?...More
  • Beef cattle feed alternatives
    Feb 27, 2013
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    Exploring New And Novel Cattle Feed Alternatives 14

    Despite the fact that more than 70% of the U.S. was impacted by a drought in 2012, the U.S. harvested 11.8 billion bu. of corn last year. One would think that a smaller U.S. cowherd combined with a corn surplus would translate into cheaper cattle feed prices, but competition from ethanol and the food industry means producers can expect continued high feed prices....More

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