Daily Archives: October 1, 2009

Video Feature: The Legacy of Cattle in Colorado, Corwin Brown and Renee Rondeau

Colorado rancher Corwin Brown and Ecologist Renee Rondeau talk about how well managed cattle grazing plays a critical role in improving and protecing habitat for wildlife.

Ohio Group Launches Campaign on Statewide Issue 2

Ohio Group Launches Campaign on Statewide Issue 2

Beef Today

Advocating for an ample supply of safe, affordable, Ohio-raised food and excellent care of the state’s livestock and poultry, leaders of Ohioans for Livestock Care announced the first phase of the statewide outreach campaign in support of passage of State Issue 2. Issue 2 calls for the creation of the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board (the Board) – a board of Ohio experts in animal care, veterinary medicine, food safety and farm management, as well as consumer and humane society members.

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Preparation of vaccine, syringe important when giving cattle injections

Preparation of vaccine, syringe important when giving cattle injections

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

One of the highlights in the cattle area during Husker Harvest Days was a presentation on how to properly clean and store a vaccine gun and prepare vaccine for injections.

Drew Gaffney, Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator with the Nebraska Cattlemen, gave the presentation during Husker Harvest Days in Grand Island, NE. Gaffney’s message to the crowd of cattlemen was if the vaccine isn’t prepared and administered correctly in a well-cleaned syringe, producers may as well just shoot the vaccine over the back of the animal for all the good it will do.

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TB Not a Threat to Indiana Cattle

TB Not a Threat to Indiana Cattle

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

In November of 2008 a single cow form an Indiana farm in Franklin County was found to have Tuberculosis. This was discovered during slaughter at a packing plant in Pennsylvania. Since then, the Indiana Board of Animal Health has been investigating.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  COWBOYS ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN #2

Baxter Black, DVM:  COWBOYS ADVICE TO THE LOVELORN #2

This cowboy advice column is inspired by the Ventura County Star. Three cowboys answer questions about love and life.

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Genetics and Marbling

Genetics and Marbling

Steve Suther

Angus Journal

That’s partly because of the wide range of research results and subsequent advice to producers, along with a segmented beef supply chain and erratic market signals.

Beef producers who select for quality may already know marbling is “moderately to highly heritable.” They may even know that average heritability is near 45%, and understand that is defined as the part of the variance in a trait that you see, after allowing for environmental factors.

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NC Cattlemen referendum is Tuesday

NC Cattlemen referendum is Tuesday

The Enquirer Journal

A referendum on assessing North Carolina cattlemen an additional $1 per head for all cattle sold and marketed in the state will be held Tuesday. The Union County Cooperative Extension Center at the Agricultural Services Center will serve as the Union County polling place. Polls will be open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.

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MU Researchers Study Ways to Improve Cow Efficiency

MU Researchers Study Ways to Improve Cow Efficiency

Western Livestock Journal

With more than 2 million cows on 68,000 farms, Missouri is the third-largest beef producer in the nation. Due to rising feed prices, farmers are struggling to provide feed for the cows that contribute more than $1 billion to Missouri’s economy. University of Missouri researcher Monty Kerley, professor of animal nutrition in the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is studying how cows might be able to gain more weight while consuming less, potentially saving farmers up to 40 percent of feed costs.

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Short on stature, mini cows draw big crowd

Short on stature, mini cows draw big crowd

Krista Goerte

The Paris News

 “Honey, I shrunk the cow.” While not an entirely accurate statement, when viewing a Zebu for the first time, that’s exactly what comes to mind. Observers at the Red River Valley Fair early this week may have come upon the Zebu — a type of domestic cattle originating in south Asia. While these cattle come in a variety of body styles, color and markings, to be in the American Miniature Zebu Association, they all have one thing in common — they are under 42 inches tall.

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Salvaging Soybeans as Hay and Silage

Salvaging Soybeans as Hay and Silage

Beef Today

Late-planted soybeans that don’t mature before the fall frost can be salvaged as hay or silage, says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist. He says soybean hay and silage can have feeding values very similar to alfalfa, at least when they’re made right.

“Start by harvesting soybean forage no later than when leaves start to turn yellow, before they drop off. It’s especially important to harvest before a freeze to prevent rapid leaf loss,” he says.

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AngusSource Launches Age Verification Program

AngusSource Launches Age Verification Program

Cattle Today

The American Angus Association® has opened the door to all producers interested in source- and age-verification through a new program called Gateway.

Gateway was developed as a direct response to producer requests for a cost-effective, customer-oriented source- and age-verification program.

As a second-tier program of the AngusSource Process Verified Program (PVP), Gateway offers marketing support for producers with calves that do not meet the genetic requirements of the AngusSource program.

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Young Guns Conference brings cattle breed collaboration

Young Guns Conference brings cattle breed collaboration

Cattle Business Weekly

This summer the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and the American Simmental Association (ASA) teamed up to host a joint Young Guns Conference in Bozeman, Mont.

Made up of association members, commercial producers and industry partners, the attendees delved into issues that faced both Red Angus and Simmental.

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Pfizer Animal Genetics releases three genetic defect diagnostic tests

Pfizer Animal Genetics releases three genetic defect diagnostic tests

Pfizer Animal Genetics has expanded its genetic defect testing capabilities to encompass three new diagnostic tests. he gene mutations responsible for each of the genetic defects have been identified and diagnostic tests have been developed by Dr. Jon Beever at the University of Illinois. Additionally, Pfizer Animal Genetics’ testing procedures have been validated by Dr. Beever, confirming they result in identical, accurate outcomes.

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Industry changes focus of Animal Manure Management Conference

Industry changes focus of Animal Manure Management Conference

Media Newswire

Changes in Texas’ livestock and poultry industries was the theme of the two keynote speakers on Sept. 29, the first day of the two-day Texas Animal Manure Management Issues Conference held in Round Rock.

Other conference presentations included a series of science-based technical sessions on environmental and economic issues relating to poultry, dairy and beef cattle operations.

Between the day’s technical presentations, a poster/sponsor session also was held to address additional topics and research related to animal manure management.

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Beef Cattle Production in the US – new market analysis released

Beef Cattle Production in the US – new market analysis released

PR-Inside.com

This is the replacement for the March 2009 edition of Beef Cattle Production in the US report. Industry Market Research Synopsis This Industry Market Research report from IBIS World provides a detailed analysis of the Beef Cattle Production in the US industry, including key growth trends, statistics, forecasts, the competitive environment including market shares and the key issues facing the industry.

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