Daily Archives: September 10, 2009

DNA Testing Takes Guesswork Out of Picking Replacement Heifer

DNA Testing Takes Guesswork Out of Picking Replacement Heifers

Del Deterling

DTN/Progressive Farmer

Raymond Schneider, 75, admits retirement briefly crossed his mind several years ago. But new agricultural technology has him so excited that he keeps putting aside any thoughts of slowing down.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  NOT ONE MORE ACRE

Baxter Black, DVM:  NOT ONE MORE ACRE

How do you put your mind around oppression for the common good and eminent domain? The explanation most times is “follow the money.”

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Comparing doses of respiratory vaccine in beef calves

Comparing doses of respiratory vaccine in beef calves

David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.

The Fence Post

Young, weaned beef calves in many marketing channels are exposed to substantial stressors with changes in environment and nutrition, unfamiliar social interactions involved with commingling, and transport to new production facilities. Shipping fever, now better known as bovine respiratory disease (BRD), has long been a disease of concern for cattle producers. Numerous studies have shown BRD to have a negative impact on health, treatment costs, performance, and carcass quality.

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Forages, equipment, management strategies at heart of Forage Day

Forages, equipment, management strategies at heart of Forage Day

Rushville Republican

A field day designed for forage enthusiasts will provide helpful tips on topics such as controlling weeds, looking at different forages and making hay crop silage and equipment demonstrations.

Purdue Forage Day, set for Sept. 17 near Cambridge City, combines educational sessions, demonstrations, challenges from an operating forage producer and university expertise to provide participants with solutions and ideas they can implement on their farm, said Keith Johnson, Purdue Extension forage management specialist.

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Read the labels: Beef’s origin, type affect taste

Read the labels: Beef’s origin, type affect taste

TOMMY C. SIMMONS

The Advocate

You’re not a snob if you notice the labels on packages of beef in the supermarket. Those labels provide helpful cooking information, such as whether the beef steak you are considering is good for grilling or whether it should be stewed or slow cooked.

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Argentina’s Beef Debate: Feedlot or Grassland?

Argentina’s Beef Debate: Feedlot or Grassland?

Washington Post

The world’s top cattle producing countries have been penning up cattle for years, and now Argentina, which has slipped from the international beef dominance it once enjoyed, is following the trend.

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Kentucky Beef Network awarded state grant

Kentucky Beef Network awarded state grant

Drovers

The Kentucky Beef Network, LLC (KBN), a marketing program for the state’s producers, will get a sizable shot in the arm. The Kentucky Agricultural Development Board, chaired by Governor Steve Beshear, approved KBN for $862,634 in state Agricultural Development Funds to implement several production and marketing programs for cattle producers and to provide educational programs that enhance profitability.

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