Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

Learning from feedouts

Greg Highfill, livestock specialist with Oklahoma Extension, and Dale Moore, Cattleman’s Choice Feedyard, talk about the value of programs like the Oklahoma Steer Feedout. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit http://www.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.

Lilly may pursue some Pfizer vet products

Lilly may pursue some Pfizer vet products

Feedstuffs

Eli Lilly & Co., which houses Elanco Animal Health, has indicated that it may bid for some of the veterinary products of Pfizer Animal Health.

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Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Dr. Michelle Arnold

Feedlot Magazine

In the United States, more than 17 million bulls are castrated yearly that range in age from 1 day to 1 year old. It is well known that this procedure is painful and causes a period of slowed growth rate and poorer feed efficiency, especially if the procedure is delayed until the calves get older and heavier.

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Producers Must Understand Cattle’s Grazing Behavior

Producers Must Understand Cattle’s Grazing Behavior

Holly T. Boland

Cattle Today

In order to optimize livestock production in grazing conditions, the animals must be able to graze the pasture effectively and efficiently. Having a good basic understanding of cattle grazing behavior will help you to anticipate their impact on the pasture and ultimately help improve your grazing management skills.

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Drought created problems with toxic plants

Drought created problems with toxic plants

Dr. STEVE WIKSE

Land and Livestock Post

I’ve often told clients to watch for poison plant problems during droughts. When grass is scarce cattle will eat plants they normally would not eat. That sure is true, but since our spring rains were practically absent we haven’t had much toxic plant growth this year.

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Prolapse Problems

Prolapse Problems

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

The decision to cull cows that have experienced prolapse should be based in part on what kind of prolapse you’re dealing with.

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AMI to host animal care and handling conference in October

AMI to host animal care and handling conference in October

National Provisioner

The AMI Foundation (AMIF) Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry, the leading animal welfare education opportunity for meat companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products, will be held October 19-20, 2011, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.

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