Baxter Black, DVM: THE HEAD CATCH WRECK
As many of you regular readers might guess, people tell me their stories. Stories about wrecks; horse wrecks, cow wrecks, sheep wrecks, dog wrecks, financial wrecks, Tyrannosaurus wrecks, any kind of wreck you can think of! ‘Cause all these wrecks couldn’t happen to one guy!
Factors affecting cattle’s need for protein supplementation
Tri State Livestock News
This year, many ranchers in the Tri-State Livestock News coverage area grew excellent grass and stockpiled it for use as dormant forage for fall and winter grazing.
Sanitary Working Practices Insure Good Herd Health
W.F. "Frank" Owsley, Extension Animal Scientist, Associate Professor, Animal Sciences, Auburn University; and James G. Floyd Jr., former Extension Veterinarian
A good herd health program is essential for a profitable cattle operation. Healthier, better performing cattle ensure production of a safe, wholesome product that consumers can purchase with confidence.
Another option for synchronizing heat in beef heifers
David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.
The Fence Post
Although natural service can be used in conjunction with estrous, or heat, synchronization of cattle, most producers use artificial insemination in their synchronization breeding plans.
Farmers, activists on different sides of the fence of cow debate
Animal-rights activists claim the cattle industry misuses, abuses, and inhumanely treats cows. Recently, the Ohio Beef Council took reporters on a tour of Central Ohio farms to show that their cows are healthy and, as far as anyone can tell, content.
Charlie Arnot: Building consumer trust in today’s food system
Tri State Livestock News
Walk down the aisles in the grocery store, and the food options are endless for today’s consumers. Conventional, organic, natural, grass-fed and grain-fed beef are among the many beef options offered in the meat case for shoppers to choose from.
Bovine Trichomoniasis Still A Cause For Concern
“Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said State Veterinarian, Dr Keith Roehr. “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd.”
Braunvieh Cattle Harvest with Remarkable Carcass Data
Braunvieh-influenced fed cattle entered in the Braunvieh Association of America’s (BAA) Genetic Challenge contest harvested with exceptional carcass characteristics. The first 24 head posted a Quality Grade distribution of 92 percent low Choice or higher (only 8 percent Select), 54 percent premium Choice (CAB, Sterling Silver and Prime) and 8 percent Prime.
Senate Passes Food Safety Legislation
Hoosier AG Today
Tuesday, the U.S. Senate passed the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act by a vote of 73 to 25. S. 510 must now be reconciled with the House version of the food safety reforms by the end of the lame-duck session. There is some expectation the House will pass the Senate version to speed up the process.
Drought leaves hard choices for Va. cattle farmers
If it weren’t for a neighbor who wouldn’t mow his lawn this summer, Jenny Driver’s cattle might be dieting in a month or two.
Like many Shenandoah Valley cattle farmers, she harvested far less hay than usual. Her crop of the dried grasses that are her cattle’s main winter food is down 30 to 40 percent because of the drought. That’s pretty typical.