Daily Archives: March 3, 2011

Diagnosing Stocker Cattle Health Wrecks

Diagnosing Stocker Cattle Health Wrecks

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

When the dead pile is growing higher than hope, and exactly when you feel like there’s no time to lose; that’s when you should take more time. In this case, more time to assess what’s truly happening.

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Travelers Cautioned About Carrying Animal Diseases

Travelers Cautioned About Carrying Animal Diseases

WHSV

The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) officials are warning about a potential threat travelers could bring back from foreign countries that’s attached to shoes, clothes, or bags.

People could be carrying home bacteria and viruses that can have a dangerous impact on the local farming community.

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Frigid temps increase hay use

Frigid temps increase hay use

High Plains Journal

Arkansas cattle producers were wading through up to 2 feet of snow recently to keep their cows fed and watered and protect any calves that might be born with the departure of low atmospheric pressure.

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Research update examines cow longevity based upon fertility of heifers

Research update examines cow longevity based upon fertility of heifers

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

Can replacement heifers, when selected for fertility, impact the longevity they remain in the cowherd? That’s the question Eric Mousel, South Dakota State University Extension range livestock specialist, sought the answer to when he analyzed breeding and performance records on nearly 2,000 heifers in South Dakota.

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Cutting Pairs

Cutting Pairs

Kent Hanawalt

Montana Cowboy College

The primary type of ranch found in Montana is the cow-calf operation. Calves are generally born in the spring and sold in the fall, when they are shipped to feedlots in the Midwest to be fattened for beef.

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Yearling Bull Management

Yearling Bull Management

Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

Spring bull buying season has arrived.  Beef producers spend a great deal of time studying performance information, EPDs, pedigrees and other pertinent information to acquire the next herd bull.

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Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them

Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them

MARK BITTMAN

New York Times

Agricultural subsidies have helped bring us high-fructose corn syrup, factory farming, fast food, a two-soda-a-day habit and its accompanying obesity, the near-demise of family farms, monoculture and a host of other ills.

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