Monthly Archives: September 2009

Video Feature: The Legacy of Cattle in Colorado, Part 1

Cattle producers talk about the social, economic and environmental contributions they make to the state of Colorado.

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Genetic Factors: Cowboy Genetics

Genetic Factors:  Cowboy Genetics

 Lana Kaiser, DVM

Maine Anjou Voice

I was hoping for a heifer (okay, let’s face it, I am always hoping for a heifer, but this was different). When I bred the cow, I did not realize the bull was a tibial hemimeila (TH) carrier. Mid-gestation, the bull tested as a TH carrier so the calf now had a 50% chance of being a TH carrier. The way to clean up the genetic problems we currently face, as Gene McDonald from the American Shorthorn Association says, is to use clean bulls. So I tested the calf and he is a TH carrier and is now a steer. A carrier female can be managed or used as a recipient and, unless she is flushed extensively, she can be easily handled as a single individual. A carrier bull has the potential to impact a large percentage of your calf crop.

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Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Beef Production

Prudent Use of Antibiotics in Beef Production

Clint Peck, Director Beef Quality Assurance, Montana State University

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A priority for all cattle producers is the health and well-being of their animals. Antibiotics and antimicrobials are an important and necessary tool in protecting animal health and well-being. However, antibiotic use in livestock agriculture and the potential for antibiotic residues in beef at the consumer level is among the hottest topic areas in U.S. beef production circles. There has been a rising level of scrutiny about the use of antibiotics and antimicrobials in animal agriculture.

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Issue 2 a turning point for Ohio agriculture?

Issue 2 a turning point for Ohio agriculture?

Written by Larry Limpf  

The Press

To its opponents, it represents a power grab by Ohio’s agri-business industry and an attempt to thwart efforts to improve treatment of animals on large factory farms.

To its supporters, it represents a comprehensive but flexible mechanism to address animal care issues.

“It” is Issue 2, a proposed amendment to the Ohio Constitution that will be on the Nov. 3 ballot.

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Norman residents remember Bellmon’s legacy, charisma

Norman residents remember Bellmon’s legacy, charisma

Andrew Knittle

The Norman Transcript

Former Gov. Henry Bellmon, who died at 88 Tuesday following a lengthy struggle with Parkinson’s disease at an Enid hospital, was remembered in the wake of his death as a sometimes-difficult yet honest man by local politicians who worked with him.

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Alumni to be recognized for service to animal sciences industry

Alumni to be recognized for service to animal sciences industry

The Purdue University Department of Animal Sciences will honor six alumni with 2009 Distinguished Animal Sciences Alumni Awards. The awards ceremony takes place Nov. 13.

"The distinguished alumni program provides an opportunity for the animal sciences department to pay tribute to outstanding alumni and allows our students and community to learn more about the successful careers of our alumni," said Alan Grant, head of the department. "All of those selected have demonstrated excellence and hard work in the animal sciences field."

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“Failure to File” Syndrome Becoming More Common

“Failure to File” Syndrome Becoming More Common

John Alan Cohan, Attorney at Law

Cattle Today

A surprising number of people have not filed tax returns for three years or more. Eventually, they realize the IRS will catch up with them. Research shows that most non-filers are financially sophisticated, successful professionals, including attorneys and accountants. Non-filers are often workaholics. They realize they will ultimately be discovered, and they know there will be financial penalties from failing to file.

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