Tag Archives: Livestock

I’m counting the many splendored purposes of a cow

The problem is not to develop the needed technology; it already exists. The problem is convincing both land managers and politicians to use what is available. Yep, that’s the hard part. I learned the hard way (as the Range Task … Continue reading

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Feed vs. Food: Are Cattle Really Taking Food Out of Our Mouths?

The oft-quoted statistic that one-third of cereals are fed to livestock leads to the seemingly logical suggestion that meat consumption should be reduced in order to feed more people with grains. I was once asked in an (international) job interview, … Continue reading

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Killing wolves could hurt, not help, livestock, study finds

If you believe this study, even for a minute, you need to read Michael Coffman’s article, Secret Science, in the Winter 2014 edition of Range Magazine. Coffman reveals the gory details of corruption, manufactured data, junk (un-replaceable) science, embezzlement, and … Continue reading

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Can The Beef Industry Get Along?

Get along? I never heard of two ranchers agreeing on anything except what the third one was doing wrong. lol But…it is called a “market” and, the cattle business is about as close to being a truly “free” market as … Continue reading

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American Cattlemen Magazine

TMR   Corner – Vertical TMR Mixer Lowers Beef Cow Feed Cost In the previous issue we shared   our vision of the goals and objectives for this column. In this issue we will   explore the benefits of vertical … Continue reading

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How To: Private Treaty Livestock Sales

by paysafedave  via PaySafeEscrow The internet is bringing together cattle buyers and sellers from across the country and the globe as well.  No longer is your distribution network limited by your local sales barn or the state fair. Producers as … Continue reading

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Cattle Market Outlook: EPA’s Proposed Ethanol Rollback Complicates Planning

by Nevil Speer via Beef Cow-Calf Weekly EPA won’t make a final ruling on rolling back the renewable fuel standard until spring 2014, which complicates agricultural planning November was a relatively quiet month from a market standpoint. Fed cattle saw … Continue reading

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Molasses supplementation

To this, I would add for you folks practicing planned grazing (and especially for those in the arid areas of the western uSSA and northern Mexico): Especially in the dry season, keeping urea and molasses, free choice in the cell … Continue reading

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Profitable Ranching Necessitates Both Mental And Physical Work

If you attempt to do planned grazing, creating a strategic plan is the most important step. With a strategic plan, you can even get by with approaching the remainder of the program half-heartedly and still achieve some degree of success. Without … Continue reading

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Debunking UGG® boots And Their “UGGly” Reputation

This blog is dedicated to the exchange of information between people at all levels of the livestock industry. It is NOT a “debate club.” Therefore PETA and HSUS types (and their sympathizers and fellow travelers) need not bother with vile … Continue reading

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