April 2013


CT: April 09, 2013 14:49:47 CST
CATTLE'S ABILITY TO DIGEST FORAGE CRITICAL TO NUTRITION
For cattle producers, particularly those producing cattle on pasture and forages, the animal's ability to digest fiber is critical to its access to the nutrients necessary for life and normal performance.

CT: April 09, 2013 14:52:26 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- COWBOY TEXTING
Although I think e-mail is the greatest invention since the Barcalounger or Lazy Boy, I just can't develop a fondness for texting.

CT: April 11, 2013 15:02:24 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- SO, THAT'S WHAT RELIEF LOOKS LIKE
All together, everybody aim their lucky charms or other fate-bending apparatus toward the Corn Belt and rub hard. If market reaction to USDA's recent Planting Intentions and quarterly Grain Stocks reports are any indication, feed costs could get almost livable again.

CT: April 16, 2013 14:46:06 CST
EXPERTS SUMMARIZE LESSONS LEARNED FROM DROUGHT
Eastern Corn Belt livestock producers heading into breeding, calving and grazing seasons have much to learn and apply from last year's drought, two Purdue Extension specialists say.

CT: April 16, 2013 14:48:30 CST
FORAGE RESEARCH REVEALS NATIVE BENEFITS
Studies at Mississippi State University are finding that when it comes to providing forage for livestock, native grasses may be best.

CT: April 22, 2013 15:37:55 CST
FIBER DIGESTION IMPORTANT IN GRAZING CATTLE
Part 1 discussed, in brief, the digestive tract physiology and what structures are in place to make this process work in the cow. In this part we will examine the fiber itself and the mechanics of the animal's ability to extract valuable nutrients from this material.

CT: April 23, 2013 12:50:52 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- MOST ANYONE ELSE
If you've ever seen a hen pummeled by the rain—scratching the ground with a combination of anger and discomfort while trying to shed water at the same time—then you have a fair picture of Aunt Pinky and Nelda Isselfrick.

CT: April 29, 2013 10:03:17 CST
RESEARCHERS EXPLORE STRATEGIES TO TIME HEIFER PUBERTY
Cattle producers typically wean replacement heifers at seven months of age and raise them with limited nutritional input before their first breeding.

CT: April 29, 2013 10:05:16 CST
BLACK INK -- CARE ABOUT THE COWS
When I was 10, my job was “chicken chores.” Feeding, watering, gathering eggs and occasionally cleaning out for a flock of 800 hens. I hated it, and the egg count showed it: maybe 60 percent yield.

CT: April 29, 2013 10:07:26 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- PICKY EATERS
I had the reputation of being somewhat of a “picky eater” as a child.








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