Daily Archives: January 26, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RUNAWAY STAGE

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RUNAWAY STAGE

If ever there was a suspicious story, thought the insurance adjuster…

Walter (an alias) loved his new truck. It was a bright red, half-ton rig. When he drove it down to the Sikeston rodeo grounds, he made a point to park it at the far end of the arena away from the general parking area. Might not even get dusty, he thought.

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So, You Want to be a Vet

So, You Want to be a Vet

Steve Weisman

American Cattleman

So, you like working with animals, and you want to become a veterinarian. That is certainly a good start, but that’s only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to gaining a degree in veterinary medicine. Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) includes those that conduct research and spend time in the laboratory developing new theories and practices, while others take the clinical route and work in the field diagnosing, treating and curing animals.

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Steve Cornett:   Time to Discuss Issues

Steve Cornett:   Time to Discuss Issues

Bef Today

Typically, when you gather at the annual convention of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the mood depends on cattle markets. Good markets equal good moods. Bad markets—especially markets like we’ve had the last years, with cattle feeders so bled down they have to beg beer off those few of us with expense accounts—equal bad moods.

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SDSU research focuses on how people cook beef

SDSU research focuses on how people cook beef

Agweek

How to cook beef will be a topic for researchers at South Dakota State University this spring.

A project funded by the Beef Industry Council and SDSU will offer a series of classes on campus about cooking beef. A second group will view the classes online, and a control group will receive no instruction.

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Route for White Pine, Musketawa trails extension upsets cattle farmer

Route for White Pine, Musketawa trails extension upsets cattle farmer

Monica Scott

The Grand Rapids Press

For 80 years, John Triick’s family has raised beef cattle, but he fears that legacy will end if state insists on connecting the White Pine and Musketawa trails with a route that runs through his farm.

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Humane Society wants bureau help on docking

Humane Society wants bureau help on docking

Agweek

Will Minnesota become a battleground between the animal agriculture industry and the Humane Society of the United States?

One speaker at a Strategic Animal Agriculture Conference in Willmar, Minn., thinks so. He thinks the state soon will be in the crosshairs of the Humane Society of the United States.

Chad Gregory, senior vice president of United Egg Producers, says a recent overture from the HSUS to meet with the Minnesota Farm Bureau is a pattern that will end in compromises by the state’s animal agriculture industry.

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Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2010 National Western Hereford Show

Shock & Awe Named Supreme Hereford; Champions Selected at 2010 National Western Hereford Show

Hereford excitement abounded from the Yards to the Hill at the National Western Stock Show Jan. 13-16 in Denver. A total of 647 head were exhibited throughout the four-day event. There were 342 head in the open show, 89 in the junior show, 34 pens of bulls, 18 heifer pens and six carloads.

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