About the Little Things: Consistent Herd Pregnancy
Small errors in management can add up to big impacts in herd fertility.
University of South Dakota
That’s according to South Dakota Cooperative Extension Beef Reproduction Management Specialist George Perry. Perry presented information on reproduction management on 2 December at a beef symposium in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Robert E. Taylor Memorial Symposium: Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle featured beef scientists from around the U.S.
Baxter Black: TAKING A FALL
One of the secrets of life is knowing how to take a fall. Physical, financial or emotional. When you drop something, it breaks. Be it a bank, a bone, or a heart.
South Dakota Cattlemen’s celebrate 60 years in Huron
The Cattle Business Weekly
The South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association met for their annual convention and Trade Show Dec. 2-4 in Huron, S.D.
Now in their 60th year the cattle producer association boasts over 1,000 members. Many of them were in Huron for the two-day event to listen to national speakers and conduct annual business.
Morehead ‘sorry, ashamed’ for role in beef scandal
PATSY R. BRUMFIELD
Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal
District Judge Michael P. Mills told CK Morehead he felt empathy and sympathy for him Thursday, as the former Georgia business executive stood before him to be sentenced.
“However, punishment must be handed down to deter others,” Mills said, and then sentenced Morehead to 10 months in a federal prison.
In August, the 57-year-old Morehead pleaded guilty to withholding material facts from federal investigators looking into the construction and failure of the notorious Mississippi Beef Project, which aimed to establish a cattle processing plant in Yalobusha County.
EPA exempts farms from reporting toxic fumes, derailing “cow tax”
The nation’s farms no longer have to report to authorities the toxic, smelly fumes released from manure.
The Bush administration late Friday completed a regulation exempting farms from reporting releases of hazardous air pollution to federal, state and local authorities. The rule applies specifically to the gases from manure that are often responsible for odor problems.
Mid-South Stocker Conference scheduled for February
“Stocker Solutions for Challenging Times” is the theme for the 2009 Mid-South Stocker Conference scheduled for Feb. 24-25 at Lake Barkley State Resort Park Lodge near Cadiz, Ky.
Sponsored by the Cooperative Extension Service of the universities of Kentucky and Tennessee, and each state’s Cattlemens Association, in partnership with Bayer Animal Health and Beef magazine, the conference aims to assist cattle producers with an interest in stocker production.
Keep beef cattle healthy in winter weather
Tri State Neighbor
Snow and high winds are a bad combination for previously unstressed calves waiting to be shipped or put on winter feed rations.
South Dakota State University Extension range livestock production specialist Eric Mousel said that to protect calves from the onset of respiratory problems, it’s advisable to keep livestock dry and out of the wind as best as possible. Although many herds remain out on winter range and pasture with little protection from the wind, moving livestock into protected areas as soon as possible may reduce potential problems.
Culpeper-area cattlemen find good buys at cattle sale
Nate Delesline III
Culpeper Star Exponent
With their trucks’ diesel engines rumbling and receipts in hand, dozens of people lined up at Culpeper Agricultural Enterprises Saturday afternoon to claim their purchases.
The economy has hit everyone and cattle farmers are no exception.
International Livestock Congress-USA 2009
Members of Colorado’s livestock industry are invited to attend the third International Livestock Congress-USA, Global Beef – Meating the Demand on January 13, 2009, in Denver, Colorado, at the Renaissance Denver Hotel.
Mineral Interactions and Supplementation for Beef Cows
Pasture forage is the most significant contributor to the trace mineral nutrition of grazing beef cattle. Mineral supplementation in beef cattle can be divided into two broad categories, macro-minerals and micro-minerals.
Animal health board to weigh Minnesota cattle restrictions
Grand Forks Herald
After a couple of months of studying information on its neighbor’s livestock, North Dakota’s Board of Animal Health could decide this week whether to change import restrictions on Minnesota cattle that have been in place for nearly a year.
Cows pulling their load
High Plains Journal
Last week there was yet another attack on cows on the front page of the New York Times called As More Eat Meat, a Bid to Cut Emissions. The premise, once again, is that meat consumption is contributing more to global warming than transportation. I was actually out on the road, myself, driving my 2004 one-ton pickup when I heard about it and, at the next fuel-up, I needed to check oil. Upon opening the hood and seeing all the junk they put under the hood of a vehicle these days, I decided to take a look at the history of vehicles. The first pickup I owned was a 1982 GMC half-ton that I bought new. It got 12 miles to the gallon, about the same as my 2004.
Beef Cattle Symposium: Expert Discusses Synchronization Protocols for Cows
The latest generation of estrus synchronization protocols employs two strategies that are key to the more widespread adoption of synchronized artificial insemination (AI) in beef herds. That´s the message reproductive physiologist Cliff Lamb carried to attendees of the Robert E. Taylor Memorial Symposium: Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Dec. 2-3 in Fort Collins, Colo.
Montana meatpacker John Munsell’s against-the-odds struggle for improved food safety.
Bad Meat made an activist out of John Munsell. Before the tainted beef arrived — USDA-approved and vacuum-sealed — at Montana Quality Foods, Munsell’s family-run packing plant, this die-hard Republican had no reason to doubt the integrity of the food-safety system. But that changed after the meat he ground for hamburger tested positive for E. coli 0157:H7, a potentially deadly pathogen found in cattle feces that sickens thousands every year.
Cattle stolen from OSU center
Three cattle were recently reported missing from the Oklahoma State University Purebred Beef Cattle Center at the intersection of Range Road and S.H. 51.
Colonel Mike Grimes, director of the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry Services Investigative Unit, said the three show steers were taken sometime between the evening of Nov. 28 and Nov. 30.