Daily Archives: May 6, 2010

Video Feature: Drovers TV

This Drovers TV webcast features:

– Choosing the sex of calves

– Put extra land to work

– Promoting their bulls and their school

– A full plate

– Feedyard preg tests

– Archives: Leachman talks profits

The many uses of carcass ultrasound

The many uses of carcass ultrasound

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

With higher prices seen in the cattle market these past weeks and an optimistic outlook towards fall calf prices producers throughout the country are hoping their 2010 calf crop blossoms over the next 6 months and last year’s bull selections will prove themselves.

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Embryo Transfer Allows Producers to Maximize Superior Genetics

Embryo Transfer Allows Producers to Maximize Superior Genetics

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Although fads and trends sometimes disguise what the industry is truly looking for, the goal of most cattlemen is to produce the best genetic specimen for the times. In days gone by, the cattle barons knew the tough old Longhorns or “mavericks”, as they were called when Charlie Goodnight and Oliver Loving made the initial journey over the Goodnight-Loving trail, needed to be upgraded to produce better beef and cattle the could be more well adapted to the range.

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Recollections from an early cowboy

Recollections from an early cowboy

Susan Davis

Thefencepost.com

When I was given the opportunity to read a recollection written by an early cowboy, I was thrilled. The manuscript contained various accounts of his life after he moved out west. His stories were filled with a lot of authentic history.

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That queasy feeling. What had she read?

That queasy feeling. What had she read?

Greg Henderson 

Drovers

A good portion of my days are spent sifting through e-mails, reading news, responding to readers, advertisers and co-workers. Most of those efforts are productive, but there’s also the wasted time spent deleting unwanted or unsolicited e-mail. There are the ones from the widows in Nairobi or Madagascar who urgently need my help converting their late husband’s fortunes into U.S. dollars, or the ones offering huge savings on Viagra.

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Trich Makes A Comeback

Trich Makes A Comeback

Kim Watson-Potts

Beef Today

Trichomoniasis (trich), often a concern for Western cattle producers, is now affecting areas not accustomed to it, says Missouri veterinarian Dan Goehl. “When introduced into a herd, it can be one of the most devastating reproductive diseases we face.”

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Rancher found to be an “unfit owner” of cattle

Rancher found to be an "unfit owner" of cattle

Howard Pankratz

The Denver Post

The owner of a a ranch where 79 decomposing cattle carcasses were found in March has been declared an "unfit owner" by a judge.

The judge also ordered that ownership of 28 cattle seized by the state’s Bureau of Animal Protection in April be turned over to the state of Colorado until they are sold at auction.

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