Enhancing Dark Cutting Beef
Dr. Brett Barham
University of Arkansas
Jason K. Apple grew up on a small ranch in southwestern Oklahoma, and, after receiving his B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1987 from Oklahoma State University, he continued his education at Kansas State University, obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Meat Science under the direction of Dr. Michael E. Dikeman. In 1995, after two years serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Apple accepted a faculty position in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas.
Vaccine storage and handling
Producers and veterinarians routinely utilize vaccinations to help prevent and control disease in cattle herds. Using vaccines is one of the most familiar and important strategies to limit illness, abortions and death loss in cattle that are exposed to disease-causing viruses, bacteria and other agents.
Steve Cornett : The Conservation Reserve Program’s Future
One more Peru story: We were with a fishing guide whose folks had a mostly-subsistence farm on the Madre de Dios River. We had lots of questions of him, of course. Finally, he posed some to us.
“Does the government help farmers,” was his general question.
MU Researchers cut feed costs for cattle
The United States has the world’s fourth largest cattle population. More than 970,000 farms raise beef cattle, contributing to a $71 billion retail value.
MSU researchers to trace beef from farm to plate
Michigan State University researchers are working on a system that would allow shoppers to use their smart phones to do a quick scan and learn exactly the animal and farm where their steaks and hamburgers originated.
Pre-breeding micronutrient status and pregnancy in beef cows
David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.
The Fence Post
When beef cows don’t become pregnant as expected, nutrition is often explored as a potential cause. If problem cows do not appear to be thin, the nutritional exploration frequently jumps to micromineral status.
EPA Issues Compliance Orders To Seven CAFOs
EPA Region 7 announced recently that it has issued administrative compliance orders to seven concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, directing those operations to correct a range of violations of the federal Clean Water Act.
Implant Calves This Year?
Dr. W. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, Cattle, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
In all of cattle management there are few things as easy to administer, consistent in response or as well documented as the use of growth promotant implants. Good studies on implants are easy to do since treated animals and controls can be left together and treated the same.
Breeding soundness exams
Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS
Tri State Livestock News
Spring is a busy time of year. There is a mix of cattle work and field preparations that should have been done last week. But ranchers need to pause and consider their bull pen well in advance of the breeding season.
Value of Gains Topping the $1 Mark for Stockers
Victoria G. Myers
If you’ve got grass this year, you’re golden. Cattlemen are putting on as much gain as they can with grass, aiming to maximize their margins on value of gains now hitting the $1.25 mark in some areas and classes of cattle.