Daily Archives: May 27, 2009

Video Feature: Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe Handles Bovine Palpation, Collection

Video Feature:  Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe Handles Bovine Palpation, Collection

Mike Rowe of the Discover Channel’s “Dirty Jobs” checks out palpation and semen collection.

Animal Activists Capitalize on Swine Flu Hysteria

Animal Activists Capitalize on Swine Flu Hysteria

Chad Golladay

Cattlegrower.com

“Rule one,” White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel told The New York Times last November, is “never allow a crisis to go to waste.”

But despite some accusations of fear-mongering, the White House clearly seems to understand that not every crisis should be exploited.

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Internal Prarasite Control in Cattle

Internal Prarasite Control in Cattle

James E. Strickland, Extension Veterinary Science, University of Georgia

In the United States, veterinarians, producers and economists estimate annual parasite-related losses to the livestock industry at more than $100 million. Most parasite losses are subclinical, and losses go unnoticed, are not measurable and probably far exceed the estimates.

University trials have shown paybacks from internal parasite control of $25 to $200 per head, which should make effective control one of the first goals of today’s cattle producer.

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NALF Seeks Candidates for Executive Vice President

NALF Seeks Candidates for Executive Vice President

The beefsite.com

The North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) is seeking candidates for the position of executive vice president (EVP), the organization’s primary leadership position.

Its responsibilities include carrying out the policies of the board of directors; financial management; strategic planning; oversight of the breed and hybrid registry; staffing; interaction with members and associates; and execution of programs associated with animal performance, marketing and breed promotion, member and commercial producer communications, and various member services.

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Study shows NAIS will cost more than $175 million annually

Study shows NAIS will cost more than $175 million annually

The Westerner

The cost of implementing a National Animal Identification System (NAIS) in the cattle sector is $175.9 million annually, which represents 91.5 percent of the total cost of the program, according to a study released by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).

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Auction-barn fees to increase with NAIS

Auction-barn fees to increase with NAIS

Pat Kopecki

Wilson County News

Ranchers and others who will be affected by the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) are reviewing the Kansas State University benefit-cost analysis released in April 2009. One area of concern to the cow-calf operator is the added cost of tagging animals and what effect the tagging requirements will have at the auction barn, since a majority of cow-calf operators use local auction barns to sell their animals.

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Taylor family growing Longhorn cattle in Grant County

Taylor family growing Longhorn cattle in Grant County

Melody Moorehouse

The Sheridan Headlight

One expects to see Longhorn cattle while driving through Texas, but not in Grant County – yet on his small farm just out of Sheridan on Highway 46 North, Kevin Taylor and his family have a few Longhorns. And they have a Longhorn bull, named Bubbles, that is downright frightening, unless there is a good strong fence that separates him from visitors.

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