The Future of a Dairy Operation|
descriptionPresident of the North American Division of Lely Industries, Peter Langebeeke, discusses how dairy famers are becoming dairy managers with the onset of robotic milking in the dairy industry.
CME Group and 4-H's Risk Ranch
At the CME Group and 4-H Commodity Carnival, future producers can experience real life agricultural risks and how to make strategic decisions. In addition, the Risk Ranch app let's users experience a digital version to bring their steer to market.branch out really came out of the success we had with the market commodity carnival. Physical activity last year. We traveled to about a 120. Staying -- -- in eleven states similar to this year and least about 50004.
All Around the Farm: Rancher-Built Pipe Cart
Moving pipe around this Wyoming ranch is made a lot easier with this homemade pipe cart. From Machinery Show 713-- -- we used an old. Four Wheeler trailer basically in just scrap metal land around the -- thirtieth -- and amid some brackets for the build -- Drill stem do sit on. And then across member to just suck it all down. Skills to make this is just a little bit of basic welding knowledge. If bill would have -- no time. As far as cost close to build this it wasn't anything because where I had all the materials laying around in most that was put together scrap metal . Find out more about my card or other great ideas go to agriculture dot com slash TV.
Producers and Beef Checkoff
Advanced Technology Editor, Laurie Bedord, talks with Lynn Heinze about Beef Checkoff.about what those dollars are going toward. It's real simple it's my beef checkoff dot com. It is sort of the simple point that you can go to find out about. The programs work and programs are going on May be some core results programs like kind of thing. And then link to that site or the -- and sites that that. Are really designed force specialty groups like retailers -- food service or other aspects. Distribution chains has been so. There are a lot of points of interest and a lot of points -- information. The -- chip company comes in place to go to start. So the national cattlemen's . Annual convention is coming up in February. Beef industries had a lot of ups and downs over the years we've had two
All Around the Farm: Raise the Roof
Here's an idea that won't raise the rough I mean can literally. Raise the road. And this dairy cream you you thought they originally had this building was six feet. Shorter than it was right now. But they want an extended to give them more Kaplow out here. But doing so and beating their rigs willAnd two other cylinders down the line and they raise the rough Bob Hope that can readily get inside the far cleaner mouth. And also be able to drive modest they need to during other times
Cattle Industry Update
Gene Johnston brings the latest info from the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Tampa.about 3, 4 years in a row. Every year we set a new record high cattle prices And it- it happened last year and we're probably gonna set another record again this year in 2013 because cattle numbers keep dropping. And I think the latest government statistics said were the cattle inventory was down 2 percent at the beginning of this year compared to last year. And so, fewer cattle - prices keep going up. The issue is- that would seem like, you know, record cattle prices every year - people making a lot of money, and it's true for some segments of the business. But every conversation at
New John Deere Windrower
Laurie Bedord talks to James Peterson from John Deere about the new W235 Self-Propelled WindrowerI'm -- majority tonight here in Columbus, Ohio with James Peterson from John Deere at their new product introduction. He's gonna talk about the self propelled when our -- to what we've got here. We basically had a grand attracts -- from the ground now. -- at the count mining camps -- less serious count my candidacy 2012. Basically put the same camp on the winners of that gives us command center displays of we have performance data that we didn't have before. Big things number one customer requests delivered integrated -- for a much more accurate solution that we -- today. And a big feature best -- -- So as we move through the field to engage down crowd that had will maintain that speed -- that happens it. Got to feature. Clean air from the top now we're going -- -- from the -- have been seen as opposed to the Mac machine. -- can
A locally strong feed ration
Van Waardhuizen talks about his feeding ration, which includes wet gluten from an area corn processing facility. When mixed with other ingredients, the wet gluten ration is similar to corn silage, but at a lower cost, he says.17% moisture. No way we can now we don't have to have special facilities for holding the course. And only purchase what gluten. From our right now it's coming from Cedar Rapids . And we put in as Federer 150% -- gluten. And that. There's a real nice died as -- back to the diet that's probably the biggest reason we put the gluten and plus the prices. Makes corn more economical. Then we had and a ground corn stocks . And that's basically -- -- The -- -- more like silent you know because the sides ration has moisture and it. And
Advantages of the small feedlot
Keith Van Waardhuizen of Oskaloosa, Iowa, talks about why he feels his attention to detail and feed cost advantages make him a tough competitor for the bigger commercial feedlots of the Great Plains.
Close attention to the pens
One of the advantages of operating a smaller feedyard like his, Van Waardhuizen says, is his ability to keep a close eye on his cattle. He spends time while he's feeding and afterwards each day watching his cattle for any signs of sickness.haven't been watched him you know you can usually tell for somebody there couple days in a -- is that it's obvious. Because cattle -- -- -- -- not I get down I'll back up and