Daily Archives: March 9, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black on Cud

Today, we head to his Arizona ranch to get his perspective on, well, cud. From US Farm Report

Prevent heifer lameness

Prevent heifer lameness

Geni Wren  

Bovine Veterinarian

Cattle producers don’t usually have to worry too much about lameness issues in the pre-breeding beef and dairy heifer, but there are some management and environmental influences that affect a heifer’s future soundness and productivity in the herd. Lameness in pre-breeding age heifers tends not to receive much attention primarily because these animals are not convenient or easy to examine.

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Who Will Feed Us When The Farmers Are All Gone?

Who Will Feed Us When The Farmers Are All Gone?

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

“What in the world are they thinking?” That was my reaction when I first learned that the University of Georgia was proposing the elimination of the entire 4-H system in the state. While there are many state and federal programs that should be eliminated, 4-H is not among them. According to Georgia extension officials, Georgia schools have the largest 4-H participation in the country; and the Rock Eagle 4-H Center in Eatonton is the largest in the country with 1,428 acres of forested land, including a 110-acre lake.

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Antibiotic Breakdown In Manure

Antibiotic Breakdown In Manure

Thebeefsite.com

Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist Scott Yates recently discovered oxytetracycline (OTC), an antibiotic that is administered to animals, breaks down more quickly in cattle manure than it does in soil.

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CSU Hosts Iraqi Veterinarians

CSU Hosts Iraqi Veterinarians

KNEB

Two Iraqi veterinarians have been studying for three weeks at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado through USDA’s Norman E. Borlaug Fellowship Program. The program helps developing countries strengthen sustainable agricultural practices by providing short-term training and research opportunities.

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Calf quality boosts marketing effort

Calf quality boosts marketing effort

Audry Olmstead

KRQE

A group of New Mexico bull producers is optimistic a new marketing program will add more value to New Mexico calves as premiums paid for calves has become increasingly competitive in the market from ranch to the retailers.

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Beef risk management, return forecasting tools available on Web

Beef risk management, return forecasting tools available on Web

Ottawa Herald

The beef industry has had its share of challenges in recent years, but tools are available to help producers manage some of those challenges, according to Michigan State University agricultural economist Glynn Tonsor.

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