Daily Archives: June 3, 2010

Video Feature: Baxter Black: The Broken-Wristed Cowboy

Video Feature:  Baxter Black: The Broken-Wristed Cowboy

From US Farm Report

What if spring-calving cows are thin now?

What if spring-calving cows are thin now?

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

The winter and early spring was long and tough, and breeding season is just around the corner for March-calving herds. In many areas, cornstalk acres and some of the stockpiled winter range were not available this winter for grazing. Harvested feeds were fed for a longer period of time this past winter. Cows seemed to be in lower body condition at calving, and they are entering the breeding season possibly in lower condition. What options are there from a nutritional perspective?

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Everything You Need to Know About Mad Cow Disease

Everything You Need to Know About Mad Cow Disease

Yolanda Palmer

Associated Content

From time to time mad cow disease will pop up in the news. But really what is it, and how likely is it that people will get it?

Mad cow disease is an incurable disease that effects the brain. It affects cattle and possibly some other animals, such as sheep and goats. Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy or BSE is the medical name for mad cow disease.

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Sexed semen is a good alternative for use in some cattle operations

Sexed semen is a good alternative for use in some cattle operations

Penn State University

Semen that has been separated into male and female sperm is now available for the beef and dairy industries, a bovine specialist in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences told attendees of a recent Pennsylvania Cattleman’s College Purebred Breeders Workshop.

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Tall, Leafy Plants Help Beef Gain Faster

Tall, Leafy Plants Help Beef Gain Faster

Hay and Forage Grower

The height and leafiness of plants in pasture should give ranchers clues as to how long they can leave cattle grazing – and how large to make pastures.

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Eyes of cattle may become new windows to detect mad cow disease

Eyes of cattle may become new windows to detect mad cow disease


The eyes may or may not be windows to the soul, as the old adage goes, but scientists are reporting evidence that a peek into the eyes of cattle may become the basis for a long-sought test to detect infection with the agent that causes Mad Cow Disease.

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Climate Change, Cattle and Cap-and-Trade

Climate Change, Cattle and Cap-and-Trade

Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Cattle numbers are going up; not in the U.S., but world-wide numbers are increasing. That worries global warming alarmists. They fear associated increases in levels of methane gas released into the atmosphere as a result of bovine flatulence. And methane, along with carbon dioxide released through the burning of fossil fuels, rank high on their list of dreaded green house gases blamed for global warming.

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Informing the public about beef

Informing the public about beef

Meat Trade News Daily

As National Beef Month nears an end, members of the New York Beef Industry Council completed a beef farm tour that aimed to educate people across the state on how beef cattle are raised. The Western New York leg of the tour brought them to SK Herefords on Ryan Road in Medina on Wednesday, where David Schubel and Phil and Dawn Keppler calve up to 300 cows every spring on approximately 800 acres of pasture.

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Strategy To Prevent Deadly E.Coli In Cattle

Strategy To Prevent Deadly E.Coli In Cattle


Scientists at the University of Idaho claim to have learned how the deadly E. coli bacteria sense the cattle gastrointestinal tract.

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Let’s Prove We Care About our Animals

Let’s Prove We Care About our Animals

Sara Brown

Beef Today

No one likes to be evaluated on their work—it makes them nervous that they have done something wrong. I would imagine farmers would think the same of auditors coming to the farm. But how do you prove something is done right, instead only hearing how things are done wrong?

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Experts say global beef demand outlook positive

Experts say global beef demand outlook positive

Codi Vallery-Mills

The Cattle Business Weekly

But what about the supply side?

The U.S. Meat Export Federation Board of Directors met last week in St. Louis for a product showcase and conclave of experts from the beef, pork and lamb sectors.

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Angus Australia Names Potential Fawn Calf Carriers

Angus Australia Names Potential Fawn Calf Carriers

The American Angus Association® has learned that the board of Angus Australia has recently decided to notify its Angus breeders that three specifically identified animals have been named as either carriers or are “highly likely” to be carriers of the Fawn Calf Syndrome (FCS) mutation.

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How Does Mob Grazing Work?

How Does Mob Grazing Work?

Hay and Forage Grower

Ultra-high stock-density grazing – or what some people call mob grazing – restricts a large number of animals, especially cattle, to graze a small area usually for a very short period.

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What does the farmer and rancher mean to your community?

What does the farmer and rancher mean to your community?

Tri State Livestock News

In financial terms it means a lot, according to Calvin Pietz, Farm Business Management Instructor at Mitchell Technical Institute. The average business purchases within local communities based on information proved by farmers enrolled in South Dakota’s Farm/Business Management Program was $561,556, an increase of $9,126 over 2008.

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Seizing a ‘Golden Opportunity’

Seizing a ‘Golden Opportunity’

Kim Holt

Angus Journal

Cow-calf producers know that right is right and wrong is wrong when it comes to the welfare and husbandry of animals. This resonates well with the American public, Bernie Rollin relayed as he addressed 400 attendees, including 100-plus college students, at the sixth annual Cattleman’s Workshop in LaGrande, Ore.

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