Daily Archives: April 13, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  Large Animal Vet Med; A Global View

Baxter Black, DVM:  Large Animal Vet Med; A Global View

Typically smaller, more rural communities have no veterinarian, or at least none that will take a calving call or a horse colic emergency.

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4-H The Latest Battleground Over Animal Care

4-H The Latest Battleground Over Animal Care

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

The 4-H program is one of the best youth leadership development organizations in the world. Now I admit I am biased, being a 4H leader and having two of my children go through the program. So I guess that is why my green clover turned red when I learned that the National 4-H organization had climbed in bed with one of the most radical and insidious animal rights organizations in the country.

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New grants aim to steer young veterinarians to bovine medicine

New grants aim to steer young veterinarians to bovine medicine

DVM NEWSMAGAZINE

National animal-health manufacturing and sales organization, AgriLabs, in collaboration with the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) and the National Dairy Shine, is offering young veterinarians two new grants in an effort to encourage interest in bovine medicine.

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Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

Ethanol Impact on Feed Prices

American Cattlemen

Fueled by its desire for conflict, and a well-funded and organized public relations blitz by food and livestock industries, the media has spent a great deal of time in the past two years trying to portray an epic battle between America’s need for renewable alternatives to gasoline and its role as breadbasket to world.

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BQA: Storing Vaccines Properly

BQA: Storing Vaccines Properly

Tom R. Troxel Professor and Associate Department Head Animal Science, University of Arkansas

Refrigeration is required for most animal health products (antibiotics, pharmaceuticals, biologicals, vaccinations, etc.). Biological products should be kept under refrigeration between 35° to 45° F (2° to 7° C) unless the inherent nature of the product makes storage at a different temperature advisable (APHIS, 2007).

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Make Sure You Get What You Pay For When It Comes to Fly Control

Make Sure You Get What You Pay For When It Comes to Fly Control

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

For Herky Davis, fly control is about more than just getting rid of the flies. It’s about cost versus return, keeping stress low, ease of treatment and being thoughtful about the future efficacy of products he likes to use. But all of that comes together a little easier thanks to the automatic sprayer system Davis uses.

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Tips for Genetic Selection

Tips for Genetic Selection

Kindra Gordon & Troy Smith

Angus Journal

In January we began our coverage of the2009 Range Beef Cow Symposium with some of the time-sensitive marketing and outlook material. This month we continue with coverage of sessions focused on genetic selection.

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Research grant will help develop Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine

Research grant will help develop Foot-and-Mouth Disease vaccine

The Cattle Business Weekly

An international collaborative group of research institutions and industry announced that it has received approximately $2 million from the Wellcome Trust for a 3-year project to develop improved Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD) vaccines.

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‘Growing concern’ over marketing tainted beef

‘Growing concern’ over marketing tainted beef

Peter Eisler

USA TODAY

Beef containing harmful pesticides, veterinary antibiotics and heavy metals is being sold to the public because federal agencies have failed to set limits for the contaminants or adequately test for them, a federal audit finds.

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Cow Tunnels

Cow Tunnels

Nicola

Edible Geography

. . . Fussell goes on to note that, soon afterward, the invention of refrigerated train cars (the first effective design, developed by engineer Andrew Chase for Chicago meatpacker Gustavus Swift, entered service in 1880) rapidly made the city’s extensive livestock handling and slaughtering facilities—including, presumably, the Cow Tunnel—redundant.

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How long is the interval from calving to return to heat in 2 year-olds?

How long is the interval from calving to return to heat in 2 year-olds?

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

 Research data sets have shown conclusively that cows that calve in thin body condition but regain weight and condition going into the breeding season do not rebreed at the same rate as those that calve in good condition and maintain that condition into the breeding season.

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2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare May 19-21

2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare May 19-21

Southwest Farm Press

Amid consumers´ growing interest in how their food is produced, Kansas State University´s Beef Cattle Institute will host the 2010 International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare May 19-21 on the K-State campus in Manhattan.

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$102 Fat Cattle!

$102 Fat Cattle!

BEEF Magazine

Cattle prices continue to surge higher despite reasonable expectations that the seasonal price peaks should have been achieved a couple weeks back.

The CME Feeder Index closed Friday at $111.68, $3.72 more than a week earlier, higher than $110 for the first time since the summer of 2008. Feeder-cattle futures contracts closed up an average of $1.21 across the first six months.

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Monks Raising Cattle

Monks Raising Cattle

Cliff Naylor

KMOT

Brother Jacob Deiss hasn`t had to drive through any spring blizzards or ice storms this year, to feed and take care the calves that are being produced by Assumption Abbey`s herd of cows.

"It`s been a lot better than it was last year," said Brother Jacob Deiss. "We have our share of losses but the calves have done really well getting up and nursing on their own."

Brother Jacob manages 170 head of cattle for Assumption Abbey, and puts in many long days during calving season.

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Gelbvieh Juniors Plan for 2010 Summer Shows

Gelbvieh Juniors Plan for 2010 Summer Shows

Cattle Today

American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members will have the opportunity to participate in three AGJA shows this summer. Two regional shows and the annual AGJA Classic-the National Junior Gelbvieh Show, will provide the opportunity for AGJA members to exhibit some of the best Gelbvieh and Balancer animals in the breed while building youth development and leadership skills.

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