Daily Archives: June 4, 2010

Pinkeye and Cancer-Eye in Cattle

Dr. Ron Lemenager, Beef Extension Specialist, Purdue University, discusses the causes, prevention and treatment of cancer-eye and pinkeye in cattle.

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Targeting EPA

Targeting EPA


Bitter debate over greenhouse gas controls and the role of the EPA continues and could become more volatile as the takes up a proposal limit the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency.


Graze Wet Pastures Carefully

Graze Wet Pastures Carefully

Hay and Forage Grower

Take care if grazing cattle on soft, wet pasture – trampling can weaken plants and reduce production for months or years, says Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist.


BeefTalk: The Burden Is on the Producer to Use the Right Tools

BeefTalk: The Burden Is on the Producer to Use the Right Tools

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

Growth and average daily gain remain tops in the feed yard. Regardless of how and when growth is measured, cattle that grow are needed.


Does Foot-and-Mouth Disease Infect Wildlife?

Does Foot-and-Mouth Disease Infect Wildlife?

Max Thornsberry

Beef Today

Foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) is a very contagious viral disease of all cloven hoofed animals, as well as the nine-banded armadillo. Swine species are the most susceptible animals, often developing severe lesions and pustules on the lips, tongue, mouth, nostrils, between the toes, and along the coronary bands at the top of the hoofs.


‘300-Day’ program shows keys to controlling input costs for cattle producers

‘300-Day’ program shows keys to controlling input costs for cattle producers

University of Arkansas

Cattle producers may have the tools to hedge against volatile input costs right in their own backyards, according to findings from the 300-Day Grazing Program of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture.


Receiving health program critical for cattle purchased at the sale barn

Receiving health program critical for cattle purchased at the sale barn

Zen Miller, Bill Halfman, and Amy E. Radunz, University of Wisconsin Extension

A survey of a Wisconsin livestock market in 2002 indicated only 7.5% of the cattle were announced as being vaccinated and boostered for bovine respiratory diesease at the surveyed feeder calf sales.


Study shows ground beef from grain-fed cattle healthier than grass-fed

Study shows ground beef from grain-fed cattle healthier than grass-fed

Blair Fannin

AgriLife News

Grass-fed beef may not have as many healthful traits as some perceive, according to results from a recent Texas AgriLife Research study.


Montana Angus Association names new secretary and editor

Montana Angus Association names new secretary and editor

Bill Brewster

Tri State Livestock News

Amy Van Dyke-Crowder of Belgrade, MT has been named as the new secretary of the Montana Angus Association and the editor of the Montana Angus News, according to an announcement made by Kathy Creighton-Smith, president of the association.


Steve Cornett: Defending Grass-Fed Beef

Steve Cornett: Defending Grass-Fed Beef

Beef Today

Mark Schatzker, whose book "Steak: One Man’s Search for the World’s Tastiest Piece of Beef’’ I have been reading and blogging about, takes issue with some of my points, and it seems only fair to grant him the same soapbox.


Pinkeye in Cattle

Pinkeye in Cattle

Richard Randle, Associate Professor, Vet & Biomedical Sciences, University of Nebraska

Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease affecting the eyes of cattle. The name describes the redness and inflammation of the lining of the eyelid and eyeball, an early sign of the disease. This common disease can vary in its severity from year to year.


EPA penalizes six beef feedlots

EPA penalizes six beef feedlots

The Cattle Business Weekly

A series of civil enforcement actions against six beef feedlot operations in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska has been taken by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 7. Violations of the Clean Water Act, as part of an increased emphasis aimed to ending harmful discharges of pollutants from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) into the region’s rivers and streams.


Hereford Youth Plan to Attend “Home Again in 2010”

Hereford Youth Plan to Attend “Home Again in 2010”

Hereford youth, their families and supporters, will travel to Indianapolis for the 11th annual Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) sponsored by VitaFerm®, a product line of BioZyme® Inc., July 3-10, 2010.


Grazed Weeds Can Be Nutritious

Grazed Weeds Can Be Nutritious

Hay and Forage Grower

Some weeds can meet the nutritional requirements of grazing livestock. It depends on the livestock species, its production cycle, the weed species present and the weed’s growth stage.


Food Safety: The Search for Satisfying Solutions

Food Safety: The Search for Satisfying Solutions

Walt Barnhart

Calf News

At the session, industry experts outlined the difficulties posed by two key pathogens of concern to cattle producers and the beef industry, and what has been done or could be done to address them.