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  • Driftless Region Beef Conference

    By Beth Reynolds

    Published Dec 11, 2020 

    Hey beef producers, if you want a convenient educational program, the Driftless Region Beef Conference is going virtual for 2021! There will be some great speakers hitting on hot topics for the beef industry, with a focus for those in the Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin areas... Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis, speaking on Green House Gas, Sustainability and Beef Cattle Production; and Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, UW Madison Division of Extension, who will discuss Building Farm Resiliency for Surviving Volatile Times; and Shawn Darcy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, addressing What Consumers Say They Need and Want; and Dr. Paul Plummer, Iowa State University, discussing Antibiotic Resistance in the Beef Industry; and Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Iowa State University shares information on a Secure Beef Supply; and Dr...

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    Iowa Beef Center United States, IA, Ames

    Business Title: Iowa State University Extension And Outreach
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    About: The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, serves as the extension program to cattle producers. Our center comprises a dedicated group of faculty and staff from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. At the Iowa Beef Center, we strive to be the No. 1 source for all things beef.
    Interests: Beef, Feed, Grass-Fed Livestock

    House Agriculture Hearing Echoes NCBA Push for More Hook Space | North American Ag

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 2, 2021 

    House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing to examine urgent challenges within the beef supply chain. After hearing testimony from agriculture economists, land-grant university faculty, and cattle industry stakeholders, many members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity.  Chrissy Wozniak of North American Ag speaks with Tanner Beymer, Director of Government Affairs & Market Regulatory Policy for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association... beef and the continued financial viability of American cattle farmers and ranchers. The roadblocks that are depressing profits for our cattle producers and endangering the steady supply of affordable beef have really captured the attention of lawmakers, said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane...

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    Weighing in on the Potential Impact of the SEC’s Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Rule on Farms & Ranches

    By North American Ag

    Published Sep 20 

    This week Chrissy Wozniak discusses a new proposed rule by the SEC, with Mary-Thomas Hart, the Chief Counsel, Government Affairs at National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reiterated the need for a limited version of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) greenhouse gas disclosure rule following SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s testimony before the U... The requirement to include scope 3 emissions would place a disproportionate burden on cattle producers whose beef is part of the supply chain for publicly traded restaurants and retailers... The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has represented America's cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy. As the largest association of cattle producers, NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef...

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    What Can be Learned from the Dutch Farmer’s Protest?

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 9 

    In this week's North American Ag Spotlight, Chrissy Wozniak & Bill Bullard of R-CALF USA talk about what can be learned from the Dutch Farmer’s Protest. North American Farmers should be paying attention to what is happening in European countries, and Bill gives the run down on what we should be looking out for. Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont... cattle producers to promote their USA beef within the beef checkoff program and make the program voluntary... Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges By Peter C...

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    U.S. House Passes Two NCBA-Backed Bills on Cattle Market Transparency

    By North American Ag

    Published Dec 14, 2021 

    Last week, the U. S. House voted to pass two NCBA-supported pieces of legislation that are critical to providing producers with greater transparency in the cattle markets... The creation of a cattle contract library and the reauthorization of LMR are both widely supported across the cattle and beef industry... Background NCBA has long advocated for increased transparency in the cattle and beef supply chain...

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    Grazing Systems: What types are there?

    By Robert Malmstrom

    Published Mar 9, 2020 

    A grazing system, when done correctly, can assist rangeland managers in achieving management objectives. They can both boost production as well as reduce their overhead costs. Selection of the proper type of system depends on understanding the unique combination of different aspects that go into range management. Things like the topography, soil type, the particular animal involved have to be balanced in order to get the best results. Whether intended or not if you have animals grazing in a pasture then you already have a grazing system in place...

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    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019 

    Introduction of MycorrhizaExcessive dependence on chemical fertilizers can result in the destruction of a large number of beneficial microbial communities in the soil and a decrease in soil activity. To improve the current soil ecosystem with serious damage and improve soil fertility, it is imperative to supplement soil beneficial microorganisms. The application of microbial fertilizer is the most direct and effective method. Symbiotic bacteria are fungi that need to grow with plants, but do not harm plants and they are beneficial to plant growth. The symbiotic bacteria can grow together with the roots of some plants to form a special symbiont-exogenous mycorrhiza, which exchanges substances with each other through the mycorrhiza...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef, Corn

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    USDA Adopts Market Transparency Policies Backed by NCBA

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 6, 2021 

    NCBA WASHINGTON (August 5, 2021) – The U. S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) announced today that it will begin publishing a National Daily Direct Formula Base Cattle report, which will provide greater information into the foundational prices used in cattle market formulas, grids, and contracts, and a National Weekly Cattle Net Price Distribution report, which will show the volume of cattle purchased at each different level of pricing within those formulas, grids, and contracts. NCBA has long urged USDA to adopt policies that increase transparency in the cattle markets and applauds this effort to provide producers greater insight into cattle transactions. “USDA’s announcement is a significant step toward increasing transparency in the cattle markets,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane...

    Categories: Ag Policy, Beef, News

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    How the small Farmer can Acquire more Farms using Leverage.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 13, 2018 

    Going Private and Leveraged BuyoutGoing private refers to the transformation of a public corporation into a privately held firm. A leveraged buyout (LBO), financed largely by borrowing, is the acquisition of the stock or assets of a public company by a small group of investors. The buying group may be sponsored by buyout specialists or by investment bankers. A variant of the LBO going-private transaction is the management buyout (MBO) in which a segment of the company is sold to its managers. Since 1981, unit MBOs have represented more than 10 percent of total divestitures...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef, Soybeans

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  • Iowa Beef Center United States, IA, Ames

    Business Title: Iowa State University Extension And Outreach
    Job Title: Extension Agent or University Employee
    About: The Iowa Beef Center at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, serves as the extension program to cattle producers. Our center comprises a dedicated group of faculty and staff from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Veterinary Medicine, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. At the Iowa Beef Center, we strive to be the No. 1 source for all things beef.
    Interests: Beef, Feed, Grass-Fed Livestock

    Moses Twinamatsiko Uganda, Central Region, Kampala

    Job Title: Farmer
    Interests: Corn, Soybeans, Beef, Dairy, Feed, Poultry, Cover Crops

    Steve Hanks United States, GA, Thomasville

    Interests: Cotton, Peanuts, Vegetables, Beef, Dairy, Cover Crops, Precision Agriculture

    Jerry Smith United States, SC, Florence

    Job Title: Farmer, Landowner
    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Beef, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Irrigation, Marketing, Canola, Organic Row Crops, Rice, Sorghum

    Robert Malmstrom United States, TX, Brady

    Business Title: West Texas Livestock Growers
    Interests: Beef, Agribusiness

    Justin Damron United States, TX, Dimmitt

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Wheat, Sorghum, Beef, Irrigation, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Bob Bobson Montenegro, Podgorica, Podgorica

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Irrigation

    Charlie ONeal United States, SC, Lexington

    Interests: Corn, Cotton, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Beef, Cover Crops, Agribusiness

  • The Stull Farm

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    We are a family farm that believes in raising livestock in a caring and natural way. Our livestock is raised on pasture with many animals free-ranging. We currently raise Scottish Highland Cattle, multiple species of hogs, goats, sheep, chickens, ducks, and turkeys.
    Interest: Beef, Grass-Fed Livestock, Poultry, Specialty Livestock, Swine

    Farm Shifts

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    Looking to transition to more sustainable practices? Wanting to get out of your current industry and into a new one? Experiencing a generational management shift? This group is intended to be a supportive and informational hub for ag folks that want to diversify or change their current systems.
    Interest: Organic Row Crops, Beef, Dairy

    Ag Industry News And Insights

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    Here’s a place to spread the word concerning announcements and insights that the whole ag industry may be interested in.
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Feed the Soil, Feed the World

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    Discoveries are occurring at a record pace as we learn what happens in the soil is as important as what happens above the soil. This is a place to ask good questions, share ideas, research, trials, and experiences. Curiosity, passion and an open mind are what drive innovation and change. Sharing ideas and stories help us learn and can reduce the painful (and costly) experiences. Tell me your story(s) and I'll share mine.
    Interest: Beef, Dairy, Grass-Fed Livestock

    AgTech

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    The latest news on the innovative technology in the agricultural industry
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    TerraStride Pro

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    TerraStride Pro\\\'s online mapping platform improves your marketing and closes more listings
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Cover Crops, Ag Policy, Precision Agriculture, Organic Row Crops, Irrigation, Timber, Marketing, Agribusiness

    Organic Growers

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    All about organic agriculture
    Interest: Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Soybeans, Wheat, Vegetables, Rice, Canola, Sorghum, Beef, Dairy, Poultry, Swine, Organic Row Crops

  • Driftless Region Beef Conference

    By Beth Reynolds

    Published Dec 11, 2020 

    Hey beef producers, if you want a convenient educational program, the Driftless Region Beef Conference is going virtual for 2021! There will be some great speakers hitting on hot topics for the beef industry, with a focus for those in the Iowa, Minnesota, Illinois, and Wisconsin areas... Frank Mitloehner, UC-Davis, speaking on Green House Gas, Sustainability and Beef Cattle Production; and Dr. Kevin Bernhardt, UW Madison Division of Extension, who will discuss Building Farm Resiliency for Surviving Volatile Times; and Shawn Darcy, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, addressing What Consumers Say They Need and Want; and Dr. Paul Plummer, Iowa State University, discussing Antibiotic Resistance in the Beef Industry; and Dr. Danelle Bickett-Weddle, Iowa State University shares information on a Secure Beef Supply; and Dr...

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    House Agriculture Hearing Echoes NCBA Push for More Hook Space | North American Ag

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 2, 2021 

    House Agriculture Subcommittee on Livestock and Foreign Agriculture held a hearing to examine urgent challenges within the beef supply chain. After hearing testimony from agriculture economists, land-grant university faculty, and cattle industry stakeholders, many members of Congress echoed the National Cattlemen's Beef Association's (NCBA) longstanding call to expand processing capacity.  Chrissy Wozniak of North American Ag speaks with Tanner Beymer, Director of Government Affairs & Market Regulatory Policy for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association... beef and the continued financial viability of American cattle farmers and ranchers. The roadblocks that are depressing profits for our cattle producers and endangering the steady supply of affordable beef have really captured the attention of lawmakers, said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane...

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    Weighing in on the Potential Impact of the SEC’s Greenhouse Gas Disclosure Rule on Farms & Ranches

    By North American Ag

    Published Sep 20 

    This week Chrissy Wozniak discusses a new proposed rule by the SEC, with Mary-Thomas Hart, the Chief Counsel, Government Affairs at National Cattlemen's Beef Association. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) reiterated the need for a limited version of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) greenhouse gas disclosure rule following SEC Chairman Gary Gensler’s testimony before the U... The requirement to include scope 3 emissions would place a disproportionate burden on cattle producers whose beef is part of the supply chain for publicly traded restaurants and retailers... The National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA) has represented America's cattle producers since 1898, preserving the heritage and strength of the industry through education and public policy. As the largest association of cattle producers, NCBA works to create new markets and increase demand for beef...

    Categories: Ag Policy, Beef

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    What Can be Learned from the Dutch Farmer’s Protest?

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 9 

    In this week's North American Ag Spotlight, Chrissy Wozniak & Bill Bullard of R-CALF USA talk about what can be learned from the Dutch Farmer’s Protest. North American Farmers should be paying attention to what is happening in European countries, and Bill gives the run down on what we should be looking out for. Bill Bullard joined R-CALF USA as the organization’s first Chief Executive Officer at national headquarters in Billings, Mont... cattle producers to promote their USA beef within the beef checkoff program and make the program voluntary... Beef Supply Chain: Issues and Challenges By Peter C...

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    U.S. House Passes Two NCBA-Backed Bills on Cattle Market Transparency

    By North American Ag

    Published Dec 14, 2021 

    Last week, the U. S. House voted to pass two NCBA-supported pieces of legislation that are critical to providing producers with greater transparency in the cattle markets... The creation of a cattle contract library and the reauthorization of LMR are both widely supported across the cattle and beef industry... Background NCBA has long advocated for increased transparency in the cattle and beef supply chain...

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    Grazing Systems: What types are there?

    By Robert Malmstrom

    Published Mar 9, 2020 

    A grazing system, when done correctly, can assist rangeland managers in achieving management objectives. They can both boost production as well as reduce their overhead costs. Selection of the proper type of system depends on understanding the unique combination of different aspects that go into range management. Things like the topography, soil type, the particular animal involved have to be balanced in order to get the best results. Whether intended or not if you have animals grazing in a pasture then you already have a grazing system in place...

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    What’s the function of Mycorrhiza?

    By Darren Chan

    Published Jan 2, 2019 

    Introduction of MycorrhizaExcessive dependence on chemical fertilizers can result in the destruction of a large number of beneficial microbial communities in the soil and a decrease in soil activity. To improve the current soil ecosystem with serious damage and improve soil fertility, it is imperative to supplement soil beneficial microorganisms. The application of microbial fertilizer is the most direct and effective method. Symbiotic bacteria are fungi that need to grow with plants, but do not harm plants and they are beneficial to plant growth. The symbiotic bacteria can grow together with the roots of some plants to form a special symbiont-exogenous mycorrhiza, which exchanges substances with each other through the mycorrhiza...

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    USDA Adopts Market Transparency Policies Backed by NCBA

    By North American Ag

    Published Aug 6, 2021 

    NCBA WASHINGTON (August 5, 2021) – The U. S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Marketing Service (USDA-AMS) announced today that it will begin publishing a National Daily Direct Formula Base Cattle report, which will provide greater information into the foundational prices used in cattle market formulas, grids, and contracts, and a National Weekly Cattle Net Price Distribution report, which will show the volume of cattle purchased at each different level of pricing within those formulas, grids, and contracts. NCBA has long urged USDA to adopt policies that increase transparency in the cattle markets and applauds this effort to provide producers greater insight into cattle transactions. “USDA’s announcement is a significant step toward increasing transparency in the cattle markets,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane...

    Categories: Ag Policy, Beef, News

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    How the small Farmer can Acquire more Farms using Leverage.

    By Robert Morgan

    Published Jun 13, 2018 

    Going Private and Leveraged BuyoutGoing private refers to the transformation of a public corporation into a privately held firm. A leveraged buyout (LBO), financed largely by borrowing, is the acquisition of the stock or assets of a public company by a small group of investors. The buying group may be sponsored by buyout specialists or by investment bankers. A variant of the LBO going-private transaction is the management buyout (MBO) in which a segment of the company is sold to its managers. Since 1981, unit MBOs have represented more than 10 percent of total divestitures...

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    Supporting Small-to-Midsized Agriculture and Localized Food Distribution During COVID-19

    By Melissa Rouse

    Published Mar 30, 2020 

    If you are a farmer, rancher, grocer, processor, etc. , and you have specific needs and hurdles that you feel like need to be addressed, please email us at fs6@foodsystem6. org and add to our “haves/needs” document here. Summary of Needs In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are seeing a variety of challenges emerge for the farmers, ranchers, processors, and producers that are working across US agriculture to keep our country fed. As “shelter-in-place” mandates stir up consumer worries and instigate stockpiling across the country, small-mid sized farmers and ranchers are coming face-to-face with a variety of challenges across inventory, infrastructure, and cash flow...

    Categories: Agribusiness, Beef, Organic Row Crops

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  • Have the challenges of farming changed?

    By Ray Bohacz

    Updated Nov 23, 2021 

    Have the challenges of farming truly changed much over the decades or have our expectations changed? Has the affluence of our nation since WWII impacted our perception of agriculture when compared to 70 years ago? Do we need/want more now to feel that we are successful? As we approach the Thanksgiving holiday, I am sincerely interested in your thoughts on these questions. Thank you and please write as long a response as you deem necessary.

    Categories: Corn, Beef, Dairy

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  • Posted By AgFuse Administrator
    Mar 27 

    Beef, it's what's for dinner.

    https://www.farmprogress.com/marketing/unpacking-consumer-demand-high-priced-high-quality-beef

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    Posted By Iowa Beef Center
    Feb 19, 2021 

    Beef specialist Patrick Wall rounds out the week with one more video discussing components of a good bull buying strategy to use when searching for your next herd sire.

    https://youtu.be/pvIqbgcD9jk

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    Posted By Kosona Chriv
    Jul 7, 2016 

    Beef Cattle Farms’ Conversion to the Organic System. Recommendations for Success in the Face of Future Changes in a Global Context

    Author: Alfredo J. Escribano

    Dehesa is a remarkable agroforestry system, which needs the implementation of sustainable production systems in order to reduce its deterioration. Moreover, its livestock farms need to adapt to a new global market context. As a response, the organic livestock sector has expanded not only globally but also in the region in search for increased overall sustainability. However, conversions to the organic system have been commonly carried out without analyzing farms’ feasibility to do so. This analysis is necessary before implementing any new production system in order to reduce both the diversity of externalities that the variety of contexts leads to and the vulnerability of the DDehesa ecosystem to small management changes. Within this context and in the face of this gap in knowledge, the present paper analyzes the ease of such conversions and the farms’ chances of success after conversion in the face of global changes (market and politics). Different aspects (“areas of action”) were studied and integrated within the Global Conversion Index (GCI), and the legal requirement for European organic farming, organic principles, future challenges for ruminants’ production systems, as well as the lines of action for the post-2013 CAP (Common Agricultural Policy) and their impacts on the beef cattle sector were taken into account. Results revealed that farms must introduce significant changes before initiating the conversion process, since they had very low scores on the GCI (42.74%), especially with regard to health and agro-ecosystem management (principle of Ecology). Regarding rearing and animal welfare (principle of justice/fairness), farms were close to the organic system. From the social point of view, active participation in manufacturing and marketing of products should be increased.
    https://adalidda.net/posts/Ef8c2YWutPR9Afa8J/beef-cattle-farms-conversion-to-the-organic-system
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    Posted By Brian Dougherty
    Feb 2, 2021 

    Cold weather and challenging livestock ventilation conditions are coming. Check out the latest episode of the Engineering Your Farm podcast for winter ventilation tips for dairy and beef facilities.

    https://www.buzzsprout.com/1444834/7617913

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    Posted By Beth Reynolds
    Dec 11, 2020 

    https://agfuse.com/article/driftless-region-beef-conference
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    Posted By Jay Harmon
    Feb 2, 2021 

    https://engineeringyourfarm.buzzsprout.com/1444834/7617913-winter-ventilation-in-dairy-and-beef-facilities

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    Posted By Cattle Group
    Dec 22, 2020 

    https://www.agriculture.com/livestock/cattle/3-steps-for-starting-a-beef-herd 
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    Posted By Jay Harmon
    Apr 13, 2021 

    https://www.iowabeefcenter.org/BreedingManagementSeries.html

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    Posted By Dairy Farming
    May 26, 2021 

    https://www.lancasterfarming.com/farming/beef/dairy-farmers-could-increase-revenue-by-crossbreeding-dairy-with-beef/article_cbf54b7c-2dca-5da1-94ee-0512bd626506.html
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    Posted By Cattle Group
    Mar 18, 2021 

    https://extension.psu.edu/now-is-the-time-to-consider-beef-direct-to-consumer-marketing
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