Daily Archives: May 27, 2010

Video Feature: Failure of Passive Transfer in Calves

Farm Journal Media

Livestock risk protection insurance for feeder cattle

Livestock risk protection insurance for feeder cattle

Dillon Feuz

Tri State Livestock News

The cattle market has seen an increase in price volatility in recent years. This increased volatility translates into greater risk and uncertainty for cattle producers. For a risk seeking individual, more volatility means a possibility of receiving higher returns on his cattle.

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Local Study Shows No Difference in Beef Cattle Gains Between Well and Pond Water

Local Study Shows No Difference in Beef Cattle Gains Between Well and Pond Water

University of Missouri

Producers know that quality water is the single most important nutrient for the survival of animals.

However, quantifying the differences in cattle’s performance on good versus poor quality water is tricky to do says Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Should We Be Expanding The Cowherd?

Should We Be Expanding The Cowherd?


National statistics released in January of this year indicated that the U.S. cowherd had declined number-wise to a level comparable to 1959. However, the number of cattle doesn’t tell the whole story in the beef industry. In 2009, beef production, in terms of meat produced, was slightly over 25 billion pounds.

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In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored

In E. Coli Fight, Some Strains Are Largely Ignored

New York Times


For nearly two decades, Public Enemy No. 1 for the food industry and its government regulators has been a virulent strain of E. coli bacteria that has killed hundreds of people, sickened thousands and prompted the recall of millions of pounds of hamburger, spinach and other foods.

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Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

The older I get the more I appreciate heifers, cows, and calves that are easy to handle. Thirty-five years ago no one used yearling bulls, and most of the two-year-olds were halter broke. It was simple to throw a loop on an adult animal and have it restrained immediately.

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Ronnie Green selected as new IANR vice chancellor

Ronnie Green selected as new IANR vice chancellor


Sutton resident and beef geneticist Ronnie D. Green has been named University of Nebraska Vice President and Harlan Vice Chancellor for the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Green, Global Technical Services senior director at Pfizer Animal Health, will begin his work at the university July 19 pending approval by the University of Nebraska Board of Regents. "I see this as a phenomenal opportunity to serve the people of the state of Nebraska and beyond," Green said.

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