Daily Archives: December 30, 2009

Video Feature: Care of a newly purchased Herd Sire

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

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SDSU alum named ag dean

SDSU alum named ag dean

The Brookings Register

Dr. Barry Dunn, an agricultural academic administrator with South Dakota ties, has been named dean of the College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences at South Dakota State University. The announcement was made this morning to the college’s faculty and to university personnel.

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New Year Means New Regulation for Texas Cattle

New Year Means New Regulation for Texas Cattle

Beef Today

Thinking about selling, leasing, bartering or even giving away a breeding bull? On Jan. 1, Texas bulls that undergo a change of ownership (except to slaughter) must be either certified as a virgin bull or be tested first for cattle trichomoniasis, a protozoal disease that can cause cows to abort very early in pregnancy. Infected bulls carry the microscopic “bug” that causes trichomoniasis without any signs and can transmit the single-celled protozoa to cows during breeding.

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A decidedly better world

A decidedly better world

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

As agriculturalists look to the future and begin to make management decisions for 2010, Al Ambrose offered some vital advice for producers to consider at the South Dakota Soybean Association’s AgOutlook 2010 in Sioux Falls, SD on Dec. 10, 2009.

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Animal welfare: When emotion and science collide

Animal welfare: When emotion and science collide

Rachael Whitcomb


When it comes to animal welfare, is it too late for diplomacy or have the battle lines finally been drawn?

The question isn’t far-fetched, considering some of the latest developments in the long-brewing controversy.

On the one hand, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is plowing ahead with its national campaign to reform livestock housing.

On the other, the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) continues to argue for what it considers a more rational, scientific approach.

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Ultrasound as a Feedlot Marketing Tool

Ultrasound as a Feedlot Marketing Tool


Using ultrasound to measure carcass quality and establish EPDs in the purebred beef industry has long been accepted practice. Every cattleman knows that quality beef starts with quality genetics. And centralized processing labs like the CUP Lab™ have made ultrasound data accurate and reliable.

But using ultrasound technology in the feedlot side of the business is just beginning to catch on. The reason is simple: Show me the money.

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Horses and ATV’s Face Off on the Ranch

Horses and ATV’s Face Off on the Ranch

Rachel Duff

BEEF Today

The image of cattle ranches from the early days involved a cowboy and his trusty horse riding off into the sunset. Today, however, some ranches are moving their saddles from the four-legged to the four-wheeler—or a combination of the two. Horses are making room in the barn for another mode of transportation.

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