Daily Archives: May 24, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  MEMORIAL DAY 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  MEMORIAL DAY 2010

This Memorial Day my thoughts go back to a friend from college, Clovis May.  Mild mannered, hard working, good cowboy from a ranching family in Deming, New Mexico.

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Measuring pain in cattle

Measuring pain in cattle

Bovine Veterinarian

Administration of local anesthesia prior to castration and dehorning is legislated in several European countries, however, there are currently no analgesic drugs specifically approved for pain relief in livestock by the U.S Food and Drug Administration (FDA), says Hans Coetzee, BVSc, Cert CHP, PhD Kansas State University.

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Stockers set up beef quality

Stockers set up beef quality

High Plains Journal

Genetics were selected years ago; calving and weaning are complete, so the next place that really matters in the beef production chain is the feedlot. Right?

Not necessarily. A sandwich relies on what’s between the bread slices, and a great book must be compelling from cover to cover.

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Meat Carcass Workshop Teaches Beef Facts

Meat Carcass Workshop Teaches Beef Facts

Sue Bowman

Lancaster Farming

With summer approaching, many steaks will be hitting the grill over the next few months. If you’re looking for advice on selecting something tender and juicy, you might want to seek out a member of Berks County Pa.’s Conrad Weiser High School FFA.

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Lab’s move begins to lift mystery around NY island

Lab’s move begins to lift mystery around NY island


Central Texas Now

It has been the subject of novels, a reference in movies and the topic of speculation ever since it became an animal disease lab in the infancy of the Cold War.

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Florida a good fit for weed-munching water buffalo

Florida a good fit for weed-munching water buffalo

Ocala Star-Banner

When Hugh Popenoe first saw a water buffalo lumbering in a rice paddy in Thailand in 1951, he thought the animals would be perfect to clear weed-choked waterways in Florida and the Southeast.

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Organic beef from a feedlot? USDA considers relaxing rules

Organic beef from a feedlot? USDA considers relaxing rules

Monica Eng

Chicago Tribune

So if you buy pricey organic beef, it comes from cattle that spent their lives on pasture, rather than crowding into a feedlot, right? Not necessarily.

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