Daily Archives: April 12, 2010

Video Feature: Alex Avery – Conventional Beef Production’s Economic and Environmental Advantage

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Belated Bull Preparation

Belated Bull Preparation

Clay Wright

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

When spring-calving season is over or almost complete, then the next breeding season is already beginning or just around the corner. During a 75-90 day breeding season, it’s not uncommon for a bull to lose 100 to 200 pounds – sometimes even more. For that reason, your bulls should be in a body condition score (BCS) of 5.5 to 6.5 and consuming primarily a high roughage diet (hay or pasture).

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Carcass Ultrasound:  Working Together to Make Beef Better

Carcass Ultrasound:  Working Together to Make Beef Better

Walter & Associates CUP Lab

A change in leadership at two premier beef science entities holds potential for an enhanced collaborative relationship between the two.

      “We’ve always worked closely. Now we have the opportunity to take that even further,” says Dr. John Pollak, as he exits the Executive Directorship of the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC) and takes the helm of the Roman L. Hruska U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC). Aside from making the move from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, to the plains of central Nebraska, Pollak moves from academia to a branch of the USDA with 250 employees and six research departments.

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Common Internal Parasites of Cattle

Common Internal Parasites of Cattle

University of Missouri

Although there are many species of worm parasites harbored in the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts of cattle, only a few target species are clinically and economically important. These include the brown stomach worm Ostertagia the coccidia Eimeria bovis and the lungworm Dictyocaulus. These are of great significance throughout the United States and worldwide, with Ostertagia considered the single most important parasite of cattle. And this is true for native Missouri cattle as well as for cattle imported into Missouri.

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Bull-Proof Fences

Bull-Proof Fences

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

OK, when this article was given a title it was with tongue planted firmly in cheek. Anyone who has kept a bunch of bulls around for any length of time knows there is no such thing as a bull-proof fence. One bull might not be so hard to keep contained, but putting two or more together results in fighting to establish and re-establish the pecking order. Sooner or later, they’re going to tear up some fence, regardless of its construction.

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Advertising, marketing and promoting a brand

Advertising, marketing and promoting a brand

Amanda Nolz

Beef It’s What’s For Dinner. The Business Breed. The Best Cross For Profit. Making Black Better. Discover the Power of Protein in the Land of Lean Beef. All these phrases are slogans used in the beef industry that are easily recognizable, often repeated and catchy.

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Keys to cow pregnancy: Puberty, postpartum anestrus

Keys to cow pregnancy: Puberty, postpartum anestrus


Farm and Ranch Guide

Getting cows pregnant isn’t always as easy as it sounds, but understanding puberty and postpartum anestrus can make it a bit easier.

Gary Williams, Texas A&M University, addressed these topics Jan. 28 at the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle symposium held in conjunction with the 2010 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show, in San Antonio Texas.

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