Daily Archives: October 23, 2009

Video Feature: Managing Around Fescue Endophyte

Dr. Clyde Lane University of Tennessee, Beef Extension Specialist, discusses this important topic.

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BeefTalk: Do You Know Your IMPS numbers?

BeefTalk: Do You Know Your IMPS numbers?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Get to Know Your Ribeye Roll – Description of IMPS 112 Get to Know Your Ribeye Roll – Description of IMPS 112

Meat is not chunks of product chopped at random.

Understanding beef is critical to how we, as producers, obtain value in the industry. Are we getting back the value we have worked to produce through genetic and managerial inputs?

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Meeting genetic defects head on

Meeting genetic defects head on

The Cattle Business Weekly

New test for fatal bone disease osteopetrosis

Genetic defects in different cattle breeds have been brought to the forefront over the course of the last year. Most recently the Red Angus Association and several universities studied the gene mutation responsible for the fatal bone disease osteopetrosis (OS) in Red Angus cattle

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SOP is Here

SOP is Here

Ed Haag

Angus Journal

A standard operating procedure (SOP) sheet or manual is a common quality and safety assurance document in other industries, but when Dale Moore, Extension veterinary specialist, Washington State University (WSU) searched for SOP templates pertaining specifically to cow-calf or seedstock operations, she was surprised to find that there were none.

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Managing anti-infective expectations for healthier animals

Managing anti-infective expectations for healthier animals


Producers strive to provide a safe and high-quality food supply and, when necessary, appropriate use of anti-infectives is a vital part of assuring animal health and well-being. When dealing with costly diseases like bovine respiratory disease (BRD), it is important that producers understand the healing process and the science behind the medications they’re using as part of that process.

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Q&A: Basically what one could expect of a certain percentage of loss on a normal working farm?

Q&A: Basically what one could expect of a certain percentage of loss on a normal working farm?

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

A:   Not an easy question to find data on. Following is a 2006 report by the Nations Agriculture Statistics Services.

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Environmental issues dominate N.D. Stockmen’s convention

Environmental issues dominate N.D. Stockmen’s convention

Farm Forum

Environmental issues topped the policy discussions at the 80th Annual North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Convention & Trade Show, "Building a Life," Sept. 24–26 in Bismarck, N.D.

Dr. Cole Gustafson, North Dakota State University biofuels economist, discussed implications of the climate change legislation aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions now being debated in the U.S. Congress. Among the risks for the livestock industry he described were the potential for regulation because of the methane gases cattle produce and reduced bid prices from packers and feeders.

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