Close
Home  Comments
 
 
Friday, July 12,2013

Beef Talk

Being proactive is better than reactive when working cattle

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
One item that always sticks in my mind was a demonstration at one of the incident command trainings that center personnel attended. Sheri, the presenter, asked for someone to come forward to participate and started handing tennis balls to Sam, the volunteer.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, July 12,2013

Guest Opinion

Why support bioenergy and bioproducts?

by WLJ
My job focuses on supporting new and existing North Dakota-based bioenergy and bioproducts ventures and current and proposed businesses that use renewable organic matter to produce fuels, chemicals and materials to displace those made with fossil fuels.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, July 5,2013

Mexican beef

by Pete Crow - Publisher
I get the feeling that Canada and Mexico decided not to wait around for WTO tariffs and may be starting to sidetrack some U.S. beef markets. Logistically, it wouldn’t make sense for Canada to bring in beef from Mexico in any kind of volume to intentionally damage U.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, July 5,2013

Guest Opinion

It’s a new generation at ANCW!

by WLJ
Most of us are born into this great beef industry and that is the same for me, too. We often hear, “I am fifth generation on this family ranch,” and I admire that very much. First you have to get along with your family, and that is no easy matter for anyone! So when I say I am a second-generation cattle feeder from Arizona—no big surprise.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, July 5,2013

Beef Talk

Good biosecurity a must for beef operations

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
Perhaps a discussion in broader terms would provide some background. Cattle are no different than other living creatures. They are a highly refined and well-organized package of living cells. These cells each have a function and must and will do what is expected for the lifetime of the cow.

Read more Read it in print
Wednesday, June 26,2013

Guest Opinion

A vicious cycle of litigation... paid for by taxpayers

by WLJ
Recently, the Public Lands Council (PLC) has had witnesses testifying before Congress on some of our priority legislation, including the Grazing Improvement Act and the Catastrophic Wildfire Prevention Act. Not surprisingly, the topic of taxpayerfunded litigation by radical environmental groups came up at each of these hearings.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, June 21,2013

Art of activism

by Pete Crow - Publisher
One thing I learned is that animal agriculture activists come in all shapes and sizes and can camouflage themselves very well. You might be visiting with a guy who has all the right credentials and shares some of the same opinions, but he just might turn out to be the wolf in boots and a cowboy hat.

Read more Read it in print
Friday, June 21,2013

Beef Talk

Cow down!

by Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University
The same as having cardiac pads available in human environments, cattle operations should have quick access to a veterinarian for consultation and care in this situation. The two probable causes that came to mind were ketosis (sometimes confused with milk fever at calving) and hypomagnesaemia tetany (commonly called grass tetany or grass staggers).

Read more Read it in print
Friday, June 21,2013

Black Ink

No brainer?

by Steve Suther, Certified Angus Beef
You’ve heard it many times, maybe even said it: “Oh yeah, that’s a no-brainer.” But how can that be when that assessment and comment took conscious thought? I submit there are very few legitimate no-brainers except autonomous functions like breathing..

Read more Read it in print
Friday, June 21,2013

Vet's Perspective

Managing first calf heifers, young cows

by WLJ
When nutrition is consistent and bull fertility is not compromised, most mature cows will tend to calve near the same date every year. A good amount of effort should be centered on a heifer’s first breeding season. Many producers focus on a goal of approximately 80 percent of their females to be cycling before the start of breeding season.

Read more Read it in print
 
 
User Box (click to open)
 
SEARCH IN WLJ
Get WLJ In Your Inbox!
   
 
S M T W T F S
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9* 10* 11* 12*
13 14* 15* 16 17 18* 19*
20 21* 22* 23 24 25 26*
27 28 29 30
 
 

© Crow Publications - Any reprint of WLJ stories, except for personal use, without permission, written consent and appropriate attribution is prohibited. 2008 Crow Publications. All rights reserved.