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American Cattlemen August 2024

This Issue Brings You:

  • Don’t Forget the freeze: Winter Cattle Management Strategies
  • Podcast Profile
  • Keeping Records Electronically
  • Time-Saving Tips for Trouble-shooting Electric Fences
  • You need a portable cattle corral. Here’s 4 reasons why.
  • How to Choose the Right Forage/Feed Wagon for Your Livestock Operation?
  • Flying K Ranch Angus: Making A Name for Themselves
  • From surviving to thriving

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Control Burrowing Rodents

Control Burrowing Rodents By Heather Smith Thomas Burrowing animals, ground squirrels, voles, gophers, rock chucks, badger, can damage a pasture and pose a risk for livestock if they step in deep holes. There are many ways to get rid of these pests, according to Sarah Baker, Custer County (Challis, Idaho), University of Idaho Extension Educator. […]

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Beyond Pen and Paper: Herd Management with Software Solutions

Beyond Pen and Paper: Herd Management with Software Solutions By Jaclyn Krymowski Managing a herd is difficult enough, especially with limited help. Keeping insufficient records, or not being able to properly analyze them, can make the job exponentially more difficult and even hurt your profitability with inaccurate information. Fortunately, as technology advances, there is a […]

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User-Friendly Portable Corrals

User-Friendly Portable Corrals By Maura Keller Today’s user-friendly designs offer the simplicity, efficiency, and safety that is paramount when handling both small and large herds of cattle. Rawhide Portable Corral began in 2002 and were the first portable corral on wheels to implement a flexible pinning system and hydraulics to do the lifting. Over time, […]

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Portable Corrals That Truly Deliver

Portable Corrals That Truly Deliver Article and photos courtesy of Rawhide Portable Corral Consider this: Only 25 percent of small businesses are still in existence 15 years after being founded. Those that make it 20, 25, or 30 years are driven by continuous innovation, creativity, and the determination to provide customers with solutions-driven products and […]

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Featured Story

Maximize Profitability with Wagyu

Beef Cattle producers are feeling more optimistic. With an El Nino winter forecasted, cattle producers are anticipating a reprieve from multi-year drought conditions. For consecutive years the beef cattle herd has been in decline due to environmental conditions. A March 2023 USDA report shows that since 2022, there has been a 4% decrease in beef cows, 6% decrease in replacement heifers, and 5% decrease in heifers expected to calve this year. According to another published USDA article, the latest cattle inventory peaked in 2019 at 94.8 million and has since plummeted 6% to 89.3 million this year. The rapid decline in beef cattle inventory over the past four years was driven by drought conditions; however Northern states experienced above average rainfall during the 2023 spring and summer months and in the coming months NOAA predicts a wetter-than-average winter in the southeastern United States, allowing calf producers in recovering areas to consider opportunities to rebuild their herd.

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Publisher of American Cattlemen and American Dairymen magazines. Founded over 30 years ago, Twin Rivers Media serves the information and marketing needs of America’s beef and dairy producers.

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