Baxter Black, DVM: HOPE IN THE SUMMER OF DISCONTENT
In this summer of discontent, we still have reasons to be thankful to be an American. This 4th of July, we as a people filled our city parks and backyards, watched the fireworks, grilled our burgers and flew flags on our front porches.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Don’t fall victim to "paralysis through analysis" when choosing a bull, says Ken McMillan.
Herd biosecurity measures
Dave Barz, DVM
Tri State Livestock News
Because of low cow numbers in the past, many producers may be adding cows or heifers to the herd. A good biosecurity program is needed to avoid bringing problems into the herd.
Colorado State University
Nitrate toxicity is sometimes a lethal problem for livestock especially during the fall. The amount of nitrate accumulated within the plant depends on two factors: the rate of uptake by the plant from the soil, and the rate the plant reduces it. If uptake exceeds the rate of reduction, large amounts of nitrate can accumulate. If the rate of reduction equals the rate of uptake, there is no accumulation.
Impact of time of day of harvest on nitrate concentration in forage sorghums
Forage sorghums are used by cattle producers for summer grazing or harvested for hay. Forage sorghums can be very productive and high quality, but can also accumulate toxic levels of nitrate when stressed.
Reduce Cattle Heat Stress with Good Quality Water
If you have been watching the thermometer or working outside, you know summer heat is upon us. Unfortunately the heat will continue to rise day by day without a lot of hope for abundant rainfall.
Think red meat is bad for you? Think again.
With recent misleading reports on CNN and the NY Times regarding red meat health factors, it is time for more consumer education. The truth is that it is not meat itself that is unhealthy, it is two factors: high heat cooking, and all the hormones and feed additives in commercial, non-organic or local beef.
The hot, dry summer of 2012 is forcing cattle market watchers to reluctantly engage in nervous arithmetic. While the number gathering and analysis does not exactly require proficiency in trigonometry or calculus, the off-grass math can nonetheless leave you with a splitting headache.
ABS Announces 2012 Beef Representative Roundtable Winners
An elite group of authorized ABS Independent Representatives have earned recognition to participate in upcoming ABS beef week events.