Daily Archives: April 1, 2009

Video Feature: Rollin’ Rock Angus

Video Feature: Rollin’ Rock Angus

For more information on Rollin’ Rock Angus visit http://www.rollinrockangus.com Heifers for sale private treaty, semen available on all the herd bulls.

Don’t Let One Bad Apple (Calf) Spoil the Whole Barrel

Don’t Let One Bad Apple (Calf) Spoil the Whole Barrel

Glenn Selk, OSU Extension Cattle Reproduction Specialist

South Dakota State University researchers examined the cause of a scours epidemic in one spring calving herd.  Results of the retrospective, record-based investigation suggested that introduction of foster calves was associated with the calf scours outbreak.  The calf scours epidemic was clearly in swing by the 45th day of the spring calving season and first cases of the epidemic were observed between the 31st and 40th days (April 5 through April 14).

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Dameron Selected to Represent Angus at YCC

Dameron Selected to Represent Angus at YCC

Jeff Dameron, Normal, Ill., has been selected to represent the American Angus Association® at the 2009 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC).

The Angus Foundation will sponsor Dameron’s registration and travel expenses.

This is the seventh year the Angus Foundation has funded an Association member to attend YCC.

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Study Says Vegetarians at Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer

Study Says Vegetarians at Higher Risk for Colorectal Cancer

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A new study by European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition–Oxford has analyzed the cancer incidence among vegetarians and concluded the incidence of colorectal cancer was higher in vegetarians than in meat eaters, the American Meat Institute (AMI) reported.

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Colostrum – Natural Protection

Colostrum – Natural Protection


Colostrum is the primary source of immediate natural protection. Ingestion of this antibody (immunoglobulin) rich milk is critical for newborn calf survival. The dam’s serum antibodies (IgGs) are concentrated in the udder as colostrum during the last month of pregnancy. The concentration of antibodies is lower in heifers as compared to mature cows. For maximum protection, an adequate amount must be delivered within 4 to 12 hours of birth.

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The 30-second elevator speech

The 30-second elevator speech

Geni Wren,

Bovine Veterinarian

South Dakota ranchers Troy and Stacy Hadrick have had enough of animal rights organizations telling their story. They have first-hand experience with that after author Michael Pollan used a visit to their ranch to twist information and put them in a bad light when he wrote “Power Steer”, an article published in the New York Times that followed a steer from birth to dinner plate.

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Congress will consider antibiotic ban

Congress will consider antibiotic ban


New York Rep. Louise Slaughter (D) introduced legislation last week that would ban the use of non-therapeutic antibiotics for livestock. Proponents of the measure say the practice of regularly feeding low doses of antibiotics to cattle, pigs and chickens breeds strains of antibiotic-resistant bacteria that can be dangerous to humans.

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