Daily Archives: March 15, 2010

Video Feature: Grass Tetany: A Primer

Grass Tetany: A Primer

Dr. Ron Lemenager discusses the prevention, symptoms and causes of the metabolic disease grass tetany.



Moira and Clive, British tourists, had taken in the Arkansas attractions of Eureka Springs, the Chuck Wagon races in Clinton, the sale barn in Green Forest, and now found themselves in Ft. Smith for the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association Trail Drive.

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2010 Estrus Synch Planner

2010 Estrus Synch Planner

Iowa Beef Center

The 2010 revised version of the Estrus Synch Planner will include three new systems just recently approved by the Beef Reproduction Task Force. Recent research at the University of Missouri which eliminates one chute trip for the 14-day CIDR programs has been incorporated into three new heifer synchronization systems; one with estrus detection, one with estrus AI & cleanup AI and one that incorporates fixed-time AI.

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Use available tools when selecting beef genetics

Use available tools when selecting beef genetics

Jennifer Bremer

High Plains Journal

Genetic selection of beef cattle has evolved considerably in recent times with many more tools available for making breeding decisions, according to University of Nebraska Extension beef genetics specialist Matt Spangler.

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Beef genetics to Colombia

Beef genetics to Colombia


The Land

Beef cattle isn’t the first thing to come to mind when one mentions a farmer from Colombia, but Ricardo Gaitan McAllister made the trip to the NSW Beef Spectacular and Trade Expo at Dubbo last week to search for new beef genetics.

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Family-farm advocates call for U.S. to ‘bust up big ag’

Family-farm advocates call for U.S. to ‘bust up big ag’

Lynda Waddington

The Iowa Independent

Whether they realized it or not, the roughly 250 family farmers, workers and consumers gathered Thursday night fired off their own point-by-point response to a letter from two Republican Senators that urged the U.S. departments of agriculture and justice to maintain the existing status quo in the agriculture industry.

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AVMA, AVMF to help food animal veterinarians pay off loans

AVMA, AVMF to help food animal veterinarians pay off loans


$500,000 will be allotted, thanks to partnership with companies

After Garrett R. Stewart graduates from the Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine this spring, he’ll go on to be a food animal practitioner in his hometown of Washington, Kan.

He’ll have some company, too, as 28 of the 108 veterinary students who graduated in 2009 from K-State went into food animal or mixed animal practice. Thirty-seven graduates did so in 2008.

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Stewardship Award:  Irrigation system among farm innovations

Stewardship Award:  Irrigation system among farm innovations

Palladium Item

Charles and Nancy Kirlin of Milton were honored at the Rural/Urban Banquet this week with the Wayne County Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Stewardship Award.

The event took place at the Kuhlman Center and was organized by the Wayne County Farm Bureau.

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Slaughter On The Farm With Mobile Units!

Slaughter On The Farm With Mobile Units!

Ukiah Community Blog

As supporters of sustainable food production, many of us know that finding an alternative to the industrial meat supply chain is difficult but by no means impossible.  For the typical sustainable meat buyer, when one thinks of local meat, he most likely pictures a ranch, and then a steak or pork chop.

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Senators Call On Japan To Reopen Beef Market

Senators Call On Japan To Reopen Beef Market

Food Manufacturing

A group of U.S. senators have tabled a resolution urging Japan to lift its restrictions on beef imports from the United States over fear of mad cow disease, according to a Senate farm committee statement.

Blanche Lincoln, a Democrat from Arkansas, and Mike Johanns, a Republican from Nebraska, jointly submitted the resolution with 17 other senators joining as cosponsors.

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Animal Standards Fight Restarts in Ohio

Animal Standards Fight Restarts in Ohio

Hoosier AG Today

  The Ohio House voted 90 to 0 last week to establish the Ohio Livestock Standards Board. At the same time, Wayne Pacelle was in Ohio to kick off another constitutional ballot issue. The issue, backed by the Humane Society of the United States, would require the farm standards board to ban – extreme confinement – of pigs, chickens and other animals for most of their lives, prohibit using sick or injured cows for human consumption, and eliminate inhumane euthanasia methods.

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Calving Season with Dad

Calving Season with Dad

The Voices of Agriculture

Why do farmers farm? Why do ranchers ranch? Well its not for the money, none of us are getting rich, we do not do it for fame or fortune. So why do we chose a profession that pays poorly, is one of the most dangerous and has long hours. There are many reasons but this calving season has magnified one of them for me.

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Neck Deep in the Big Muddy

Neck Deep in the Big Muddy

John Harrington

DTN Livestock Analyst

Before you congratulate a cattle feeder on the late winter market rally and theoretical profit margins, it might be prudent to first know whether he sells on a live or dressed basis.

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Q&A:  I have a 6 month calf. He was dosed with ivomec 2 months ago but still has a consistent husky cough and his tongue is sticking out. He is eating but not thriving.

Q&A:  I have a 6 month calf. He was dosed with ivomec 2 months ago but still has a consistent husky cough and his tongue is sticking out. He is eating but not thriving.

Just Answer

I would recommend having a fecal sample checked by your vet

tomorrow for internal parasites. Being a young calf and the chronicity of the situation, he may have resistant parasites too.

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Understanding EPDs and profile scores

Understanding EPDs and profile scores

Sally Northcutt

Angus Journal

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) have been around in plain view since the early 1980s. Now, with the arrival of genomic-enhanced EPDs for carcass traits, some confusion has surfaced regarding other descriptive values that accompany genomic profile results. This month’s column provides a guide as to what to expect from EPDs in comparison with available profile scores in your AAA Login account.

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