Daily Archives: March 11, 2009

Video Feature: Lemmon Angus

Video Feature: Lemmon Angus

Lemmon Angus is a leading source of Angus genetics, focusing on cattle that both the purebred and commercial cattlemen can utilize. Both bulls and heifers for sale.

Baxter Black, DVM: CONTINUING SAGA OF ABANDONED HORSES

Baxter Black, DVM:  CONTINUING SAGA OF ABANDONED HORSES

I had a visit with the president of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) recently about the abandoned horse issue. My question to him was ‘Since the problem is a direct result of the banning of equine slaughter plants, for which his group led the charge, what are they willing to do to help those of us who have inherited the responsibility for the mess they have made.’

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Beef Industry leader Bill House Passes

Beef Industry leader Bill House Passes

 

Bill House

Bill House

Swain William (Bill) House, 93, Arkansas City and Cedar Vale, died Sunday, March 8, 2009, at his Arkansas City home. After practicing law briefly, his father-in-law became ill and Bill decided to take over the ranch after his death. He changed from a steers to a cow-calf operation, expanding and building what is known as House Hereford Ranch. Bill was an active participant on behalf of the beef industry. A few of his past ventures include: president of the American Hereford Association in 1963-1964, president of the Kansas Livestock Association 1964-1965 and a two-term president of the American Nation Cattlemen’s Association in 1968 and 1969. He was the first Kansan to head that organization. Mr. House had a strong influence in many state and national legislative endeavors concerning the entire beef cattle business. As a leader of the ANCA, he worked on committees that were successful in establishing import quotas on beef from Australia and New Zealand. These quotas have been advantageous in maintaining the stability of the beef industry in the United States.

 

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Phosphorus supplementation for cattle

Phosphorus supplementation for cattle

Ivan Rush

Cost of mineral supplements has increased considerably this past year which has caused some to question how much is actually needed without sacrificing performance. The majority of the price increase was due to the increased price of the sources of phosphorus.

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Commingling and Marketing Value-Added Cattle

Commingling and Marketing Value-Added Cattle             

Jon Biermacher and John Blanton and Ryan Reuter and Job Springer

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

It is well understood that marketing a uniform group of steers or heifers that have a well-characterized health management history has the potential to increase the animals’ value and producer profitability.

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Breeding Soundness Evaluations for Bulls Inexpensive Insurance

Breeding Soundness Evaluations for Bulls Inexpensive Insurance

Indiana Ag Connection

Producers are encouraged to bring their bulls one of seven southern Indiana locations during March and April for a breeding soundness evaluation.

“It’s more important this year than most for producers to bring their bulls in for a breeding soundness evaluation,” said Brad Shelton, Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service educator in Washington County. “With inputs still high and calf prices lower than they have been, it’s crucial that you don’t throw money down the drain and this is one area where it pays to check.”

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Plastic Pollution and Mutant Cows in Texas

Plastic Pollution and Mutant Cows in Texas

Thebeefsite.com

Cattle downwind from industrial facilities in Texas suffer genetic damage, according to new research.

For 200 years, Randy Mumme’s family has raised cattle on the same plot of southeast Texas land. Then, about 10 years ago, something began to change, reports Scientific American. His steers were losing weight. Cows were miscarrying; one gave birth to a calf with three legs. Many calves were stillborn.

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