Daily Archives: December 22, 2009

Mythbusters: BVD

Mythbusters: BVD


The Cattleman

We know animals persistently infected with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD) cause a tremendous economic hardship on the cattle industry. We also know control is only possible with a three-pronged approach: vaccination, detection and biosecurity. But there’s also a lot of bad information out there.

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Q&A:   Is cattle ingestion of plastic net wrap more harmful than plastic twine?

Q&A:   Is cattle ingestion of plastic net wrap more harmful than plastic twine?

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

A:   I am not aware of any data. The following is an observation by our extension veterinarian. I don’t think it is common that much of the bale wrap or twine is consumed by cattle.

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The rumen and use of feed additives

The rumen and use of feed additives

Ivan G. Rush

Tri State Livestock News

As I write this article the thermometer reads 19 below and it tempts me to write about cold stress in cows but we all know it just takes more feed, either grazed or fed to keep cow condition, so will wish you the best in getting through this cold spell.

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Ranching Internship

Ranching Internship

Jocelyn Frohwein

American Cattlemen

There are different ways you can break into the ranching business. However, if you are not born into a ranching family or near a ranching family to learn first hand knowledge than you might look into a ranching internship designed to give you that hands on approach to learning the ranching lifestyle and trade. There are domestic, within the United States and International programs available to students.

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Sluggish fundraising slows Idaho research center

Sluggish fundraising slows Idaho research center


The sour economy and plummeting real-estate values are hampering efforts to raise money for a proposed $37 million livestock and dairy research center near Twin Falls.

In 2007, proponents of the University of Idaho-run center hoped it could be operating by 2008 or 2009.

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Closed-Loop Beef Operation Planned for New York

Closed-Loop Beef Operation Planned for New York


Upstate New York could become the world leader in environmentally sustainable livestock production. That’s the word from Jeff Kapell, vice president for project development for Bion Environmental Technologies.

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Auburn University to Build Feed Mill and Animal Nutrition Facility

Auburn University to Build Feed Mill and Animal Nutrition Facility


High-quality, nutritious feed is key to the success of any poultry or livestock operation, and soon, a new $7-million, state-of-the-art feed mill and animal nutrition facility at Auburn University will help animal industries provide the best feed possible.

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