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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