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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UT Institute of Agriculture hosts Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day

UT Institute of Agriculture hosts Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

In an effort to support the Mid-South’s beef and tobacco producers, the University of Tennessee Highland Rim AgResearch and Education Center along with UT Extension will host the Tobacco, Beef and More Field Day on June 24. The event will teach visitors how to overcome beef production challenges and allow them to learn about tobacco production developments.

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NCBA Governance Structure Questioned

NCBA Governance Structure Questioned


For nearly two years – the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association has been working on a new governance structure – scheduled for possible adoption during the 2010 Cattle Industry Summer Conference this July in Denver, Colorado.

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Cattle Welfare Begins With The Calf

Cattle Welfare Begins With The Calf

Bovine Veterinarian

Cattle Welfare Begins With The CalfTaking my familiar 120-mile drive from Kansas City to Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. this week I passed though brilliant green (thanks to the spring rains) Flint Hills pastures dotted with healthy, grazing cattle.

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2010 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 2 to 4

2010 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course Aug. 2 to 4

High Plains Journal

The 56th annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service, is scheduled Aug. 2 to 4 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

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Bedford Co. Couple Promote Highland Cattle

Bedford Co. Couple Promote Highland Cattle

Linda Williams

Lancaster Farming

Folks driving along Interstate 99 just south of Bedford often notice a strange- looking animal grazing in the nearby fields. Some call them “yaks,” some call them “oxen,” but they are really Scottish Highland beef cows.

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Healthy pairs, healthy pocket book

Healthy pairs, healthy pocket book

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

Animal care and profitability go hand in hand. Healthy calves perform better on pasture, in the feed yards and on the rail. Simply stated, it makes economic sense to maintain optimal health in the cowherd.

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Strategies for Sustainable Livestock Grazing

Strategies for Sustainable Livestock Grazing

Beef Today

The growth of grasses on South Dakota rangeland provides forage for livestock, habitat for wildlife and a number of ecosystem services. For ranchers, grass growth affects the health and profitability of the cattle they graze as well as the value of their land.

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MBA graduates seek to debunk misconceptions

MBA graduates seek to debunk misconceptions

Illinois Farm Bureau

Mike and Lynn Martz, DeKalb County Farm Bureau members who own and operate a custom cattle feedlot in Maple Park, are used to dealing with the public. However, in the past when it came to dealing with tough questions from consumers about beef production, Mike Martz admitted he didn’t always have the best answers. To get those answers, Mike and Lynn enrolled in the Beef Checkoff’s relatively new Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA).

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