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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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Governor Kim Reynolds Acknowledges Key Policy Priority for Iowa Cattlemen

Article courtesy of Iowa Cattlemen’s Association AMES, Iowa – Last night, Gov. Kim Reynolds delivered her Condition of the State address to Iowans. The address unveiled her vision for Iowa, which included a key policy priority for the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association (ICA): enhancing restrictions on foreign ownership of agricultural land. “At our recent annual meeting, […]

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Division of Agriculture has three inductees in the 2024 class of the Agriculture Hall of Fame

Article courtesy of Division of Agriculture Research & Extension, University of Arkansas System. LITTLE ROCK — Three of this year’s inductees to the Arkansas Agriculture Hall of Fame — Fred Bourland, Mark Cochran and Charles Looney — have connections to the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “The selection of these three into the Arkansas Agriculture Hall […]

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Utilizing Drones for Ranching Operations

 By Jameson Brennan, Assistant Professor & SDSU Extension Livestock Grazing Specialist. Additional Author: Krista Ehlert. Unmanned aerial vehicles (drones or UAVs) have been used widely for precision agriculture within cropping systems. More recently, livestock producers have been interested in utilizing drones as a tool for monitoring grasslands, checking cattle, inspecting fences, and monitoring water sources. […]

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Steering Profits

Article and photos courtesy of Rice Lake Weighing Systems. Many moons ago, between Yellowstone National Park and the great Rocky Mountains, the Yellowstone river carved out a canyon for Billings, Montana. At just over 150,000 people, Billings is the largest city in big sky country, where blue jeans and belt buckles meet big-city business, 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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