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August 4, 2015

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The output joule rating of the energizer should be used to compare different brands of electric fence energizer’s. The joule rating of the energizer may be expressed as stored or output joules. The stored joules are the amount of joules stored in the energizer’s capacitors. The output joules are the amount of joules used to power the fence. Output joules will be approximately 70 percent of the stored joules.

Beef Cattle Tips–August

August 3, 2015

It is August!!! Beef Cattle Tips is a monthly newsletter designed to remind you of timely production practices that could benefit your operation.  In this month’s issue, pink eye is a troublesome disease throughout the summer caused by bacteria in combination with external irritants such as face flies, UV light, dust and plant seeds. For prevention or treatment, follow advice of a veterinarian.

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July 30, 2015

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“AGree, an agricultural think tank released a report on how to improve the food and agricultural research system and called on Congress to hold hearings on the topic. See a summary here by Agri-Pulse:

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July 28, 2015

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Did you know on average, a typical 1,100-pound horse at regular maintenance consumes four to nine gallons of water per day. The amount of water a horse requires can vary depending upon several factors: time of year, work load, health of the horse, and grazing area. Horse owners should strive to always have fresh water available to the horse year round, especially during winter months when horses typically consume less water.

July Cattle Report

July 27, 2015

July Cattle Report


Beef cows, 30.5 million, up 3%

Milk cows, 9.3 million, up 1%

All heifers 500 pounds and over , 15.9 million, up 2%

Beef replacement heifers, 4.9 million, up 7%

Milk replacement heifers, 4.2 million, up 2%

Other heifers, 6.8 million, down 1%

Steers, weighing 500 pounds and over, 14.1 million, up 3%

Bulls, weighing 500 pounds and over, 1.9 million, unchanged

Calves under 500 pounds, 26.7 million, up 2 %

The 2015 calf crop is expected to be 34.3 million, up 1% from 2014, Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 24.8 million, up 1% from the previous year.

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July 20, 2015

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Did you know the number of farms raising sheep in Arkansas grew nearly 25% between 2007 and 2012. The number of sheep and lambs sold increased by 27% during that same time period. Hair sheep breeds seem to be leading the growth in sheep farming in Arkansas because they are easy to manage and do not have to be shorn.

Animal Science

July 15, 2015



With this newsletter, we strive to bring you the most current Animal Science information. The featured articles are:

Grazing Management of Summer Annual Grasses
Dr. Dirk Philipp, Assistant Professor-Forages
Arkansas 4-H Members Face Tough Competition at 2015 Mid-America Grassland Evaluation Contest
John Jennings, Professor, Extension Forages
Beef Cattle Health Concerns During and After Flooding Conditions
Dr. Tom R. Troxel, Professor
Shade for Beef Cattle
Shane Gadberry, Associate Professor

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