Daily Archives: September 9, 2009

Video Feature: What is soundness?

Dave Guyer discusses how to identify soundness and unsoundness in a beef animal

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Lead Poisoning of Cattle Can Be Avoided

Lead Poisoning of Cattle Can Be Avoided

Dr. Glenn Selk, Extension Cattle Specialist, Oklahoma State University

Recently a regular reader of the Cow Calf Corner Newsletter suggested that we alert cattle producers of a potential danger to cattle on their operations. He had encountered an unusual sudden death loss of over 10 young calves and had wisely sought veterinary help. The investigation and diagnosis revealed that old car batteries had been buried in a ditch in one of the pastures. The calves had died from lead poisoning.

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Issue 2 would decide who regulates animal care in Ohio’s biggest business

Issue 2 would decide who regulates animal care in Ohio’s biggest business

Advocates for Agriculture

Jim Heimerl is among relatively few people in Ohio who know what State Issue 2 is about.

That’s because Heimerl, 52, has a 2,500-acre, family-owned hog and cattle farm outside of Johnstown. He says his farm would be severely affected if a livestock-standards constitutional amendment is not approved in the Nov. 3 election.

Heimerl said he fears more-restrictive animal-care standards advocated by the Humane Society of the United States could be enacted, crippling agriculture, Ohio’s No. 1 industry.

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Cattle Feeding Profile: Darr Feedlot

Cattle Feeding Profile: Darr Feedlot

cattlenetwork.com

It’s a very critical step from the pasture to the plate – and a misstep can mean the difference between profitability and loss. At Darr Feedlot, their knowledgeable, dedicated, trained and devoted personnel are with you every step of the way, taking it as a personal challenge to feed and market your cattle to their highest profit. Their years of experience in cattle feeding, along with their commitment to continued improvement, give you the very best opportunity for profitability.

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Antibiotic Ban Would Compromise Food Safety

Antibiotic Ban Would Compromise Food Safety

Thebeefsite.com

The president of the American Farm Bureau Federation has written to Congress, opposing a future ban on the use of antibiotics for farm livestock on the grounds that such a ban could compromise food safety.

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MTSU Ag field day aims to grow interest in farming

MTSU Ag field day aims to grow interest in farming

THE DAILY NEWS JOURNAL

MTSU’s School of Agribusiness and Agriscience is hosting a field day starting at 4 p.m. Sept. 17 on MTSU’s new Agricultural Laboratory Farm at 3301 Guy James Road, said Dr. Warren Gill, director for the school.

"The primary focus this year will be on home gardens and innovative nursery ideas, but there will also be updates on haylage production and use by beef cattle," Gill said.

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ULM could close cattle programs, as farm struggles to make profit

ULM could close cattle programs, as farm struggles to make profit

Stephen Largen

The News Star

The University of Louisiana at Monroe will likely end its cattle breeding and fattening programs at the end of the calendar year following the sale of 114 cows last week.

The ULM Foundation ā€” the university’s private fundraising arm ā€” is also in the process of deciding the future of the cattle programs’ home, the 505-acre Johnson Farm south of Louisiana 80 in eastern Monroe, as the farm struggles to make a profit.

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