Daily Archives: July 7, 2009

Video Feature: The caring way to herd and handle cattle

Anne Burkholder, Will Feedyard discusses the importance of how cattle are handled in a feedyard situation and how it effects her bottom line.

Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle

Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle

John G. Kirkpatrick, DVM, Associate Professor Medicine and Surgery,  Dr. David Lalman, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Oklahoma State University

Mechanical injury or softening and thinning of the interdigital (between the toes) skin by puncture wounds or continuous exposure to wet conditions are necessary to provide entrance points for infectious agents.   Fusobacterium necrophorum is the bacterium most often isolated from infected feet, but is also frequently isolated from non-diseased interdigital skin.

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‘We Care; We’re Capable’

‘We Care; We’re Capable’

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

A common mantra for business success is to “give the customer what they want.” And today in the food industry, the customer wants to know where their food comes from.

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American Humane® Certified Farm Animal Program To Develop Humane Livestock Transport Standards

American Humane® Certified Farm Animal Program To Develop Humane Livestock Transport Standards

Hoosier AG Today

  The nation‘s leading animal-welfare monitoring and humane-labeling program for food products – American Humane® Certified — will convene a panel of experts in animal handling, animal science, veterinary medicine and transportation-equipment manufacturing to develop improved welfare standards for design, technology and monitoring of livestock transportation. American livestock transportation equipment that meets the standards will be recognized with the American Humane Gold Award.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  A CINCH IN TIME

Baxter Black, DVM:  A CINCH IN TIME

Cowboys can be quite creative when hard times cut into the daily operating expenses. Take Roy’s cousin BB. One of BB’s heifers had come off his badlands and crossed onto Roy’s pasture.

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Beef Issues Remain Between US and Japan

Beef Issues Remain Between US and Japan

Thebeefsite.com

The United States and Japan have released the results of their work under the U.S.-Japan Regulatory Reform and Competition Policy Initiative (Regulatory Reform Initiative). The US has shown concern over ongoing beef trade issues.

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Heat and Stress Can be a Problem for Producers

Heat and Stress Can be a Problem for Producers

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle Today

Welcome to summer time! Every year, even before now, cattle begin showing signs of stress related to high temperatures. Many producers think of heat effects as isolated to the southern states or the southwest. Unfortunately, that’s not true. Temperatures in the upper mid-west this summer have already flirted with 100° F. All areas of the country can be affected by elevated temperatures at some point in time or another.

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