Daily Archives: June 29, 2009

Video Feature: Animal Drug Classifications

Dr. Ron Lemenager, Purdue University discusses the different classifications of animal and their uses and mistaken uses.

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Representative Lucas Says Peterson Amendment Won’t Help

Representative Lucas Says Peterson Amendment Won’t Help

Hoosier AG Today

Even with the amendment House Ag Chair Collin Peterson offered for the Waxman-Markey bill, Ag Ranking Member Frank Lucas believes the greatest threat to U.S. ag producers is ignored. In a statement issued ahead of the climate change debate and vote, Lucas said he appreciated Peterson’s efforts to correct the worst features of the bill, but suggested the amendment fell short of what farmers and ranchers needed. He said issues like higher input costs and shrinking markets for crops weren’t resolved in the amendment.

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New way to hay

New way to hay

Loretta Sorensen

Tri State Livestock News

Forage processed and baled hours after cutting

A brand new twist on forage harvesting is producing alfalfa dubbed “Godiva Hay” that has some horses and cattle licking their lips as they consume alfalfa that’s so well preserved it still looks wet.

The new cutting and drying process is the brainchild of Jeff Warren of Penn Yan, NY. In order to learn more about the process, he purchased his own alfalfa fields and haying equipment.

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Fertilizer and Cattle Do Not Mix

Fertilizer and Cattle Do Not Mix

Beef Today

Veterinarians have received reports of cattle fertilizer poisoning this spring. “With the number of cattle out in pasture and the poor condition of many fences, plus everyone rushing to try to get the crop planted in a very late planting season, these accidental poisonings can and do occur,” says Charlie Stoltenow, North Dakota State University Extension Service veterinarian.

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Watch Cattle for Heat Stress in Summer’s Heat

Watch Cattle for Heat Stress in Summer’s Heat

Dr. Terry Mader, University of Nebraska

With summer just starting and temperatures already hitting 100 degrees, cattle producers need to take steps to ward off heat stress in their herds, a University of Nebraska-Lincoln beef specialist said.

Late spring 80-degree days with abundant rain are always welcome, but the recent rapid rise in temperature and sustained moderate to high levels of relative humidity can be disastrous for cattle that have not had a chance to get adapted to such conditions, said Terry Mader, beef specialist at UNL’s Haskell Agricultural Laboratory near Concord.

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JBS CEO spells out areas for growth

JBS CEO spells out areas for growth

Bill Jackson

The Greeley Tribune

The head of the largest beef packing company in the world is optimistic about the future of the industry, but urged better cooperation between those who process animals and those who produce them at the 11th annual meeting of the Colorado Livestock Association Friday.

Wesley Batista, CEO of JBS USA, headquartered in Greeley, was the featured speaker at the Denver Marriott South at Park Meadows meeting that drew more than 200 involved in the livestock industry. The two-day meeting concluded Friday.

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Unraveling the brucellosis mystery

Unraveling the brucellosis mystery

Rachel Knutson

The Cattle Business Weekly

If found it could save Wyoming’s cattle herd

The University of Wyoming and the Wyoming Game and Fish Department have joined in a cooperative project to decrease brucellosis cases found in Wyoming’s feeding-ground elk.

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