Daily Archives: March 12, 2010

Video Feature: Trent Loss Discusses Humane Society of the United States and Yellow Tail

Video Feature:  Trent Loss Discusses Humane Society of the United States and Yellow Tail

Trent Loos discusses the controversy over Yellow Tail wine donating to the Humane Society of the United States and the ag industry’s concerns with the non-profit group.

Going the Extra Mile

Going the Extra Mile


The Cattleman

The economy is tough and the cattle business is no different. When every dollar counts — and you’re about to spend thousands on a bull — you want to feel confident in your selected seedstock supplier. Likewise, they want you to choose them. Not just once, but again and again, every time you’re in the market for replacement animals.

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Choosing the Right Vet

Choosing the Right Vet

Steve Weisman

American Cattlemen

Most cattle producers have experienced needing to find a new veterinarian at some point in their life. Whether you just moved to an area, your veterinarian has moved or retired, or you simply want to make a change, this decision is one that is a very important one to make.

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BeefTalk: No Sun, No Fun

BeefTalk: No Sun, No Fun

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Many functions in life depend on a clear seasonal signal through sunshine.

When the sun is out, the calves, cows and horses are happy. The rancher, farmer and family are happy.

A long period without sunny days definitely turns the tide away from happiness. Perhaps that is why the saying “a cloudy day” has so many meanings.

Sunlight impacts living things because they need sunlight to survive.

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Creating a profitable grassfed operation

Creating a profitable grassfed operation

Loretta Sorensen

Tri State Livestock News

Is demand for grassfed beef growing? How can beef producers take advantage of what could be an “exploding grassfed market?” What kind of genetics does it take to develop a profitable grassfed operation?

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Foster Calves May Cause Calf Scours Outbreak

Foster Calves May Cause Calf Scours Outbreak

Dr. Glenn Selk, Extension Cattle Specialist, Oklahoma State University

South Dakota State University researchers examined the cause of a scours epidemic in one spring calving herd.  Results of the retrospective, record-based investigation suggested that introduction of foster calves was associated with the calf scours outbreak.

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Q&A What causes ringworm in cattle and how can I get rid of it?

Q&A What causes ringworm in cattle and how can I get rid of it?

Just Answer

Ringworm in cattle is caused by the fungus species Trichophyton. This organism is very hearty and can survive long times in the environment, especially if it is damp and dark (like barns). Grouping of cattle together speeds up the spread from one animal to another. I would say once you have it on your property, you should consider that it will always be there.

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