Tag Archives: Cattle

Mises Predicted the “Meat Tax”

I hope that governments will consider introducing a health levy on red and processed meat as part of a range of measures to make healthy and sustainable decision-making easier for consumers . A health levy on red and processed meat … Continue reading

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Actually, Raising Beef Is Good for the Planet

The bovine’s most striking attribute is that it can live on a simple diet of grass, which it forages for itself. And for protecting land, water, soil and climate, there is nothing better than dense grass. As we consider the … Continue reading

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Biology vs. psychology – and three schools of cattle handling

As a livestock owner with tasks to juggle and a short time in which to juggle them, I understand weighing the options for the biggest time benefit. The cowboy side of me also realizes the more time I spend in … Continue reading

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Understanding dry matter intake

by David Wieland from BEEF Magazine How much dry matter will a cow eat? There’s no simple and exact answer, but we can predict DMI reasonably well from tables and practical experience. Dry matter intake (DMI) is a factor that … Continue reading

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Cow confinement can improve pastures

We need to be prepared to protect our native range from overgrazing; we need to be planning to give late season rest to those native pastures; and we need be trying to incorporate prescribed fire and I think those are … Continue reading

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It’s possible to pasture cattle without using fences

…it’s important to ride through cattle a lot, without making them do anything. “This puts them at ease, and they won’t automatically take off when they see someone on horseback,” he says. It’s important that the cattle are used to … Continue reading

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4 beef headlines: fat-fighting beef, Farmland movie, beef prices, grass-fed vs. grain-fed

A little something for everyone today. — jtl By Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily In reflecting on recent consumer news about beef, it’s hard to tell whether March came in like a lion or a lamb. Here is a roundup of four … Continue reading

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Straight talk on cattle steroids

By Debbie Furber via Canadian Cattlemen Two slices of white bread has 45,000 nanograms of estrogen; a serving of implanted beef has two. Photo: Dr. Reynold Bergen Canada’s Beef Cattle Research Council (BCRC) has collected some interesting stats on the estrogen … Continue reading

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VIDEO: High density cattle grazing: Circle H Ranch uses temporary fences, wires to manage pasture grazing

This guy will do fairly well. But, he will not do nearly as well as he could. How do I know that? He told me when he said: “An automatic gate opening system set to open at specific times of the … Continue reading

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Wintering Calves With Their Mamas Means Healthier Calves

By Heather Smith Thomas By calving later in the spring and wintering those calves with their mothers, three North Dakota producers say they develop healthier, heavier calves at less cost. Many stockmen are calving later in the year: April, May … Continue reading

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