Grazing control, feeding steers at home, tips for finishing a few calves, Veterinary Practice Sustainability Committee

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2:35 Meet Grazing control with Scott Flynn of Corteva

10:15 Finishing steers at home with Phillip Lancaster of BCI

22:56 Tips for finishing a few calves at home

23:40 Veterinary Practice Sustainability Committee with Fred Gingrich of AABP

Have You Herd?

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Meet Fred Gingrich, 2020 AABP Conference Updates, Biggest Issues in the Cattle Industry

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2:00 Meet Fred Gingrich- Executive Director of AABP

8:12 2020 AABP Conference Updates

20:40 Biggest Issues in the Cattle Industry

Have You Herd?

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First Frost, Conversations with Your Lender, Strategies for Talking with Your Lender, Cow Culling Management, Winter Grazing

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1:40 First Frost

8:05 Conversations with Your Lender

17:20 Strategies for Talking with Your Lender

18:05 Cow Culling Management

24:15 Winter Grazing

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Job Satisfaction Data, Capturing Value on Calves, Tips for Capturing Value on Calves, Dry Lot vs Pasture Calving, Death Loss Data

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2:45 Job Satisfaction Data

9:45 Capturing Value on Calves

15:40 Tips for Capturing Value on Calves

16:23 Listener Question: Dry Lot vs Pasture Calving

22:35 Death Loss Data

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Anaplasmosis, Newly Weaned Calves, Tips for Evaluating Disease in Newly Weaned Calves, New Technology

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2:45 Listener Question: Anaplasmosis

10:30 Newly Weaned Calves

19:55 Tips for Evaluating Disease in Newly Weaned Calves

20:35 Listener Question: New Technology

KSU Beef Stocker Day

GPS Ear Tags

Ag Manager

Cattle Chat Episode 87

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BQA Certification, Remodeling Handling Facilities, BQA’s Role in Processing Calves, Biosecurity with BQA

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2:15 BQA Certification

8:02 Remodeling Handling Facilities

15:51 BQA’s Role in Processing Calves

18:24 Biosecurity with BQA

Designing a Bud Box for Cattle Handling

BQA Facility Design – Building a Bud Box

Designing a “Bud Box”

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Fall Calving, Top Differences Between Fall and Spring Calving, LRP Questions, Alternative Feedstuffs

2:15 Fall Calving

9:40 Top Differences Between Fall and Spring Calving

10:30 LRP Questions

17:25 Alternative Feedstuffs

DDG Weekly Prices Move Higher – DTN

K-State Feeder Cattle Risk Management Tool

Livestock Risk Protection Feeder Cattle

Livestock Risk Protection Insurance (LRP): How It Works for Feeder Cattle

Stump the Expert, Low Stress Weaning, Tips for Managing Low Stress Weaning, Livestock Risk Protection Tools

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3:30 Stump the Expert

9:20 Low Stress Weaning

18:04 Tips for Managing Low Stress Weaning

18:40 Livestock Risk Protection Tools

Visit RMA’s website to see the LRP-Feeder Cattle program’s coverage prices, rates, actual ending values, and per hundredweight insurance cost on – https://www.rma.usda.gov/en/Information-Tools

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Stump the Expert, Pre-Conditioning, Top Preventative Health Tips for Pre-Conditioning, BQA Tips for Weaning, Early Preg-Checks

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3:45 Stump the Expert

8:45 Pre-Conditioning

16:40 Top Preventative Health Tips for Pre-Conditioning

17:25 BQA Tips for Weaning

21:05 Early Preg-Checks

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Fall Grazing, Tips for Fall Grazing, Johnson Grass Questions, Amino Acid Supplementation

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3:25 Fall Grazing

11:05 Tips for Fall Grazing

12:15 Listener Question: Johnson Grass

21:20 Listener Question: Amino Acid Supplementation

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Pinkeye, Understanding EPDs, Tips for Reading EPDs, Telemedicine

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2:15 Pinkeye

7:20 Understanding EPDs

19:45 Tips for Reading EPDs

20:30 Telemedicine

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Stump the Expert, General Economic Status, Big Issues in Rural Practice, Opportunities in Rural Practice

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3:05 Stump the Expert

10:30 General Economic Status

16:10 Big Issues in Rural Practice

20:40 Opportunities in Rural Practice

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Stump the Expert, Herd Record System, Priorities for Cow/Calf Herd Record System, Rotational Grazing, Feeding Cattle at Home

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2:10 Stump the Expert

7:30 Herd Record System

15:15 Priorities for Cow/Calf Herd Record System

16:00 Rotational Grazing

22:15 Feeding Cattle at Home

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Planting Fescue, Hay Storage, Tips for Storing Hay Outside, Foot Rot

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1:40 Planting Fescue

9:40 Hay Storage

19:05 Tips for Outside Hay Storage

19:45 Foot Rot

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Stump the Expert, Blue Green Algae Questions, Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia, Early Weaning, Vesticular Stomatitis

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2:30 Stump the Expert

8:45 Blue Green Algae Questions

13:40 Summer Pre-Weaning Pneumonia

20:25 Early Weaning

25:35 Vesticular Stomatitis

Dr. Scott Fritz: scottfritz@vet.k-state.edu

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Relevance of Dietary Guidelines for Cattle Producers

Many are familiar with the dietary guidelines promoted by health professionals to encourage Americans to eat nutritious, well balanced diets. Those guidelines are revised every five years and later this year the updated round of recommendations will be released. The dietary guidelines for Americans serve as the cornerstone of federal nutrition programs and policies, providing food-based recommendations to help prevent diet-related chronic diseases and promote overall health. These guidelines suggest to people how to make food choices as well as serve as the foundation for federally funded food assistance programs, direct the contents of school lunches and influence how foods are labeled.

Many Americans do not meet the current nutrition standards for key nutrients. USDA collects and publishes interesting data that tracks changes and helps identify what Americans need to work on. Only about 10% of Americans eat the recommended number of servings of fruits and vegetables, and they tend to overeat refined carbohydrates, which includes sugar.   Protein is one nutrient that Americans get mostly right — in which 15% of the calories in the American diet comes from protein.  

Data Sources: What We Eat in America, NHANES 2007-2010 for average intakes by age-sex group. Healthy U.S.-Style Food Patterns, which vary based on age, sex, and activity level, for recommended intake ranges.

With beef’s important contribution to protein and other essential nutrients such as leucine for muscle building, iron, and B12, cattle producers should better understand and embrace the data for how the recommendation for protein is calculated. 

The RDA (recommended daily allowance) for protein is based on the minimum amount to eat for a healthy diet or 10% of total calories. The suggested range is listed at 10-35% of total calories.  For adults, the reference man is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 154 pounds. The reference woman is 5 feet 4 inches tall and weighs 126 pounds even though in 2016 the average and median weight for U.S. adult man was 197.1 pounds and for women was 170.3 pounds. People who weigh more have higher calorie needs, so protein needs also increase. For comparison, the reference man calculates optimal protein needs of 56 grams but using his average weight, 10% of calories would be 72 grams protein, or an additional 2.2 ounces of steak per day. Some research suggests protein intake for optimal performance should be higher to preserve muscle mass as people age and have the strength needed at all stages of life, as well as spreading our intake among all meals instead of our current pattern of eating more at supper.

It is a myth that Americans eat too much protein in this country. 

NCBA is closely monitoring the dietary guidelines process to ensure that all decisions are science-based, and that anti-animal agriculture activists do not try and skew the process in their favor. Some activist groups have proposed including “sustainability” considerations in the new guidelines – code for saying that beef consumption should be heavily reduced or eliminated. Eliminating meat from the world’s diets does not significantly impact climate change, and it will make the world’s consumers less healthy and more at risk for malnutrition.  

Nutrition-related diseases kill about 4,300 people daily, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In general, Americans are consuming too many calories, are not meeting food group and nutrient recommendations, and are not getting adequate physical activity. It is important Americans know how beef can fit into a healthy eating plan, and be aware of how is it being compared and discussed. 

For further information about the U.S. dietary guidelines: https://health.gov/our-work/food-nutrition/2015-2020-dietary-guidelines/guidelines/table-of-contents/

Creep Feeding, Top Tips for Creep Feeding, Blue Green Algae Concerns, Heat & Transporting Cattle

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2:20 Creep Feeding

10:00 Top Tips for Creep Feeding

10:55 Blue Green Algae Concerns

19:00 Heat & Transporting Cattle

Dr. Scott Fritz: scottfritz@vet.k-state.edu

Blue Green Algae References:
Water Sampling
Toxicity
Algae Season
Runoff
Algae Potential
Human Risk Factors
Simple Testing

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Monitoring Water, Culling Bulls, Top Considerations for Culling Bulls, Heat & Breeding, Your Calf & His Developing Rumen

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1:10 Monitoring Water

5:20 Culling Bulls

14:30 Top Considerations for Culling Bulls

15:35 Heat & Breeding

20:25 Your Calf & His Developing Rumen

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Meet Myriah Johnson, Stump the Expert, Sustainability Impact on You, Tips for Managing Sustainability on Your Operation, Current Sustainability Research Focus

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2:30 Meet Myriah Johnson

4:30 Stump the Expert

15:30 Sustainability Impact on You

23:50 Tips for Managing Sustainability on Your Operation

25:00 Current Sustainability Research Focus

NCBA
USDA ERS

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Stump the Expert, Direct Beef Marketing, Top Considerations for Direct Marketing Beef, Pinkeye, Pulling Bulls from the Breeding Pasture

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6:15 Stump the Expert

12:40 Direct Beef Marketing

19:20 Top Considerations for Direct Marketing Beef

20:25 Pinkeye

26:00 Pulling Bulls from the Breeding Pasture

Beef Improvement Federation Conference

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Gabby’s Questions, Water Consumption, Top Water Management Considerations for Summer, Fly Control, Hay Management

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3:10 Gabby’s Questions

11:06 Water Consumption

17:10 Top Water Management Considerations for Summer

17:45 Fly Control

23:05 Hay Storage

AgManager

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Dustin Questions, Listener Question, Legume Bloat, Top Ways to Prevent and Manage Legume Bloat, Price Risk Management

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2:30 Dustin Questions

9:50 Listener Question

16:35 Legume Bloat

23:50 Top Ways to Prevent and Manage Legume Bloat

24:40 Price Risk Management

Dr. J’s Beef
AgManager
Beef Basis
KSU Beef

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Meet Jeanette Thurston, Dustin Questions, New Consumer Behaviors, Top Post-Pandemic Consumer Behaviors, Food Security

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4:20 Meet Jeanette Thurston

6:25 Dustin Questions

16:30 New Consumer Behaviors

23:00 Top Post-Pandemic Consumer Behaviors

24:00 Food Security

Something to Chew On

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Student’s Perspective on COVID, Meet Dr. Matthew Kelso, VTPRK Program, FAVC Program

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1:50 Student’s Perspective on COVID

7:40 Meet Dr. Matthew Kelso

10:30 VTPRK Program

17:45 FAVC Program

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Vaccine Handling Quiz, In Season BSE, Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding, Predicting/Monitoring Weather, In the News

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2:30 Vaccine Handling Quiz

12:10 In Season BSE

18:10 Top Items to Check In Season for Successful Breeding

19:15 Predicting/Monitoring Weather

23:50 In the News

CattleTrace: Callahan Grund – cgrund@uscattletrace.org

Beef Improvement Federation

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