Dr. Js Beef

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By: Dr. Jaymelynn Farney

Weekly educational program for cattle producers. Includes feeding, health, reproduction, and/or forages. Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, beef systems specialist with Kansas State University is the host and will invite other professionals from around the country to help address timely topics.

Broomsedge bluestem control in pastures
#44
Last Tuesday at 4:00 PM

Guest for the week is Dr. Harley Naumann from Mizzou.  He talks about a project completed with cool season pasture and broomsedge control, as well as general control options.


Estrus synchronization and natural service
#43
03/30/2021

Jordan Thomas (thomasjor@missouri.edu) was guest for the week talking about using estrus synchronization with your existing bull battery. Other great information about this publication and the protocols can be found at https://extension.missouri.edu/publications/g2027. 


Cattle breeding decisions
#42
03/23/2021

Dr. Bob Weaber, with Kansas State University was the guest this week talking about genetic breeding decisions within your cattle operation and discussion on importance of genetic planning.


BSE and bull nutrition in off-season
#41
03/15/2021

Dr. Tom Geary, USDA-ARS talks about breeding soundness exams (BSE) importance, new technologies for BSE, and nutrition in off-season for bulls.


Cattle reproduction overview
#40
03/08/2021

We are starting a series about reproduction on Dr. Js Beef with Dr. Justin Rhinehart (jrhineh3@tennessee.edu).  He addresses thought processes behind breeding decisions and sets up the more specific topics that will be covered in later episodes. 


Weather affecting calving
#39
03/01/2021

Shane Gadberry (sgadberry@uaex.edu) talks about some research conducted at U of A in regards to how weather may impact timing of calving.


Mortality Composting
#38
02/23/2021

Guest for week was Dr. Deann Presley (deann@ksu.edu) and she talks about mortality composting - the how, planning, and usage of  compost.


Weak calf syndrome
#37
02/08/2021

As calving season approaches we talk about weak calf syndrome with Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek (gahanz@ksu.edu) with Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.


Record keeping cow-calf
#36
02/02/2021

Dr. Jaymelynn Farney (jkj@ksu.edu) talks about the why's, what's, and how's of commercial cow-calf operations record keeping on this week's podcast.


Predators and calving season
#35
01/25/2021

Dr. Drew Ricketts, arickett@ksu.edu was guest this week talking about predators and the calving season.   He discusses management of the cattle operation and some basics about predator control.  Additional predator management can be found at

www.wildlife.ksu.edu

KSRE Wildlife YouTube


7 and 7 Synchronization protocol for beef cows
#34
01/18/2021

Dr. Jordan Thomas (thomasjor@missouri.edu) was guest on this weeks podcast.  He talks about the 7 and 7 synchronization protocol for beef cows and its usage for fixed time A.I. and E.T. work.  A publication about the protocol can be found on the Mizzou extension webpage or by clicking the publication link

7 & 7 Synch


in vitro fertilization for cattle
#33
01/11/2021

Guest for the week is Dr. Clem Neely, DVM with SEK Genetics.  He talks about in vitro fertilization technology for cattle operations as well as comparing IVF to traditional embryo transfer programs.


Genetic fertility in bulls
#32
01/07/2021

Megan Rolf (megrolf@ksu.edu) was guest for the week.  She talks about evaluating and expanding potential for genetic selection for fertility in our bull battery.


Research Roundup - tamegrass options for heifers on summer grass
#31
12/21/2020

This podcast is the 1st Research Roundup, which is a new component to the podcast.  The Research Roundup is a time to highlight single research projects to allow listeners to learn about timely research, even before it is published.  This first Round up topic is about tamegrass options for heifers to graze during the summer.  We evaluated heifer performance on fesuce, bermudagrass, crabgrass, and fescue interseeded with sorghum-sudan.  Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, at the Southeast Research and Extension Center in Parsons, presented the information.  


Enogen corn for cattle
#30
12/16/2020

Guest for the week is Dr. Dale Blasi (dblasi@ksu.edu), stocker extension specialist with Kansas State University.  He talks about Enogen feed corn for cattle.


Lice in cattle
#29
12/07/2020

Dr. AJ Tarpoff, extension beef veterinarian, Kansas State University was guest this week. He talks about lice in cattle.


300 days of grazing - Part 3
#28
11/30/2020

This weeks episode is the final one talking about the 300 days of grazing management plan that was coined by researchers and extension professionals in Arkansas.  Guests for the podcast over the 3 episodes include Dr. John Jennings (forage specialist, jjennings@uaex.edu); Dr. Shane Gadberry (animal scientist, sgadberry@uaex.edu); and Kenny Simons (program associate in forages, ksimons@uaex.edu).  These guests have many years of on-farm experiences for how to increase grazing days on cattle operations.  For the final part we talk about supplementation and stockers in this system. 


300 days of grazing - Part 2
#27
11/23/2020

This weeks episode is the 2nd of 3 talking about the 300 days of grazing management plan that was coined by researchers and extension professionals in Arkansas.  Guests for the podcast over the 3 episodes include Dr. John Jennings (forage specialist, jjennings@uaex.edu); Dr. Shane Gadberry (animal scientist, sgadberry@uaex.edu); and Kenny Simons (program associate in forages, ksimons@uaex.edu).  These guests have many years of on-farm experiences for how to increase grazing days on cattle operations.  For the second part we focus on forage systems and complementary forages.  Additional information can be found at the below links:

300 days o...


300 days of grazing - Part 1
#26
11/16/2020

This weeks episode is the first of 3 talking about the 300 days of grazing management plan that was coined by researchers and extension professionals in Arkansas.  Guests for the podcast over the 3 episodes include Dr. John Jennings (forage specialist, jjennings@uaex.edu); Dr. Shane Gadberry (animal scientist, sgadberry@uaex.edu); and Kenny Simons (program associate in forages, ksimons@uaex.edu).  These guests have many years of on-farm experiences for how to increase grazing days on cattle operations.  For the first Part we focus on the generalities of the program, concepts for implementation, and cost comparisons.  Additional information can be found at t...


Grazing corn residue with cattle
#25
11/09/2020

Mary Drewnoski, (mary.drewnoski@unl.edu) was guest this week.  She talks about grazing of corn residues including down-corn and addresses compaction.


Tree and musk thistle control in pasture
#24
11/02/2020

Walt Fick (whfick@ksu.edu), Professor in Agronomy, Range Management, Kansas State University was guest for the week.  He talks about tree control using basal bark method and cut-method and also musk thistle control.


Spices in mineral for gains, fly and tick control
#23
10/27/2020

Dr. Jaymelynn Farney talks about her 3 years of research as related to spices (essential oils) for cattle the it's effects on gains, usefulness as a fly control option and effects on ticks.


Distillers cube and stocking rate for stocker cattle
#22
10/21/2020

Guest for this weeks episode is Dr. Paul Beck (paul.beck@okstate.edu), extension beef specialist that focuses on stocker and feedlot cattle nutrition from Oklahoma State University.  He talks about some recent research about stocking rate and feeding an extruded distillers grains cube to stocker cattle on native and tame grasses.


Co-species grazing
#21
10/13/2020

Guest is Dr. Alison Crane (arcrane@ksu.edu) who is a Sheep and Goat Specialist with Kansas State University.  She talks about grazing cattle, sheep, and goats on this weeks podcast.


Extending hay for winter feeding cows
#20
10/07/2020

Dr. Jaymelynn Farney (jkj@ksu.edu), beef systems specialist with Kansas State University was presenter for this weeks podcast.  She talks about using corn as a substitute for hay, limit feeding cows, and using ionophores.  All these are potential options for an operation to reduce the amount of hay/forage needed by cows.


Replacement heifer nutrition
#19
09/29/2020

Guest for the week is Dr. Travis Mulliniks (travis.mulliniks@unl.edu), range cow production specialist with University of Nebraska.  He talks about nutritional considerations and planning for replacement heifer development.


Time of marketing Feeder cattle
#18
09/21/2020

Guest for the week is Dr. Jay Parsons, Economist with UNL.  He talks about timing of marketing your home raised cattle based on some production and market data from Nebraska.  Some of the tools to help with marketing can be found here:

Beefbasis.com

AgManager.info

Nebraska Ag Econ


Anaplasmosis in Cattle
#17
09/16/2020

Guest this week is Dr. Gregg Hanzlicek (gahanz@vet.k-state.edu) who talks about anaplasmosis in cattle production systems.


Replacement Heifer Selection
#16
09/09/2020

Guest is Dr. Bob Weaber (bweaber@ksu.edu), cow-calf specialist with emphasis and genetics and breeding from Kansas State University.  He talks about genetic and some phenotypic selection criteria for your replacement heifer program in this weeks podcast.


Small grains in bermudagrass
#15
08/31/2020

Two for One!!  This podcast features two specialist from Oklahoma State University; Dr. Alex Rocateli (alex.rocateli@okstate.edu) and Dr. Jason Warren (jason.warren@okstate.edu).  Both of these faculty members are in the Plant & Soil Sciences Department at Oklahoma State University.  They helped provide education on interseeding small grains into bermudagrass pastures, discussion on water usage, and overall productive capacity of pasture ground in this management system.

More information can be found at these extension fact sheets these two referenced: Sod-Seeding Small Grains in Bermudagrass and Spring-Planted Oat for Grazing and Haying


Cow efficiency
#14
08/24/2020

Dr. David Lalman (david.lalman@okstate.edu), Professor and Extension specialist with Oklahoma State University was guest on this weeks podcast.  He talks about cow efficiency as related to forage intake, cost of production, and EPDs.  


Fescue Forage Fertility
#13
08/17/2020

Dale Helwig, dhelwig@ksu.edu, was guest on this weeks podcast.  He talks about fertility in fescue forages, especially as related to fall fertility.


Nitrates and prussic acid in forages for cattle
#12
08/10/2020

Dr. Glenn Selk, Emertis Animal Scientist with Oklahoma State University is the guest.  He talks about 30 years worth of work on nitrates in forages.  For more information than included in this podcast, please look at these publications:

Oklahoma State University nitrate publication

Kansas State University nitrate publication

 


Climate Hub resources
#12
08/03/2020

Clay Pope with Southern Plains Climate Hub talks about tools that producers can use to help with some of the dramatic weather events and effects on cattle and pasture management.  Links to resources he mentioned can be found here:

Southern Plains Climate Hub

Grass-cast


Grazing standing corn
#10
07/27/2020

We discuss grazing standing corn by cows, growing, and grass-finished beef cattle with guest Dr. Jeffrey Lehmkuhler (jeff.lehmkuhler@uky.edu) who is an Extension Beef Cattle Specialist with University of Kentucky.


Ag Law in a Nutshell
#9
07/20/2020

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet, J.D. (Tiffany.DowellLashmet@ag.tamu.edu), Agricultural Law Specialist within Agricultural Economics Department with Texas A&M AgriLife system is guest.  She talks about ag lease, landowner liability, and estate planning.  Here are some additional links to topics discussed.

https://nationalaglawcenter.org/

http://agecon.okstate.edu/farmtransitions/files/farm-transitions-workbook.pdf

https://agrilife.org/texasaglaw/

https://aglaw.libsyn.com/


Confined cow-calf production
#8
07/13/2020

Karla Wilke (kjenkins2@unl.edu), UNL cow-calf nutritionist is guest.  She discusses some of the "art and science" of confined cow feeding.  Written publications can be found at http://extensionpublications.unl.edu/assets/html/g2237/build/g2237.htm; https://beef.unl.edu/dry-lot-beef-cowcalf-enterprise; https://beef.unl.edu/cattleproduction/breedingcowsinconfinement.


Serecia lespedeza in pastures
#7
07/07/2020

Dr. KC Olson, Professor in Animal Science at Kansas State University (kcolson@ksu.edu) is guest. He talks about the issues with serecia lespedeza in pasture and some management options for controlling this invasive weed.


Early pregnancy diagnosis in cattle
#6
06/29/2020

Dr. Sandy Johnson, beef specialist and reproductive physiologist with Kansas State University (sandyj@ksu.edu) is guest.  Discussed importance of pregnancy diagnosis in cattle and some examples of how to utilize early pregnancy diagnosis within a variety of management practices.


Fire for fescue seedhead suppression
#5
06/22/2020

Guest this week is Dr. Eric Bailey, Extension Beef Specialist from Mizzou (baileyeric@missouri.edu).  Our topic is using fire for seedhead suppression in fescue pastures as a method to try and mitigate fescue toxicity issues.