Daily Archives: June 11, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM:  SWING BAG BETTY

Baxter Black, DVM:  SWING BAG BETTY

Nicole was a tomboy…no, more accurately she was a COWboy!  She favored cow work to Barbie Dolls.  She was Dad’s right hand man.  By age 15 she could pull her weight from building fence to pulling calves.

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Understanding and Coping with Summer Slump

Understanding and Coping with Summer Slump

Dr. Mark A. McCann, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

As beneficial as late spring moisture has been for Virginia pastures and cattle performance, everyone typically cringes at the thought of the heat and many times the dryness of our July and August.

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Bradley Honored with Master Breeder Award

Bradley Honored with Master Breeder Award

Western Livestock Journal

Oklahoma State University (OSU) has named Minnie Lou Bradley, the first woman to major in animal husbandry at the institution, as its 2010 Master Breeder Award recipient.

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Pasture Management: June is a Transition

Pasture Management: June is a Transition

Rory Lewandowski, Extension Educator, Athens County, Buckeye Hills EERA

Ohio Forages

June is often a transition time for pasture management. Generally in early June moisture and temperature are still favorable for good cool season grass growth. It is also a time when grasses are maturing if seed heads have not been clipped or grazed off and, even if an earlier clipping was done to remove seed heads; there can be new seed head production.

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BeefTalk: Is the Time Right for Breeding Systems?

BeefTalk: Is the Time Right for Breeding Systems?

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The real answer to the management of genetics is the need to return to where it started, which is the breeding systems.

Growth and more growth has been an industry norm for some time. Like the dairy industry, individual beef cow output has increased through the years.

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Cattle Grazing: Summer Storms & Wild Cherry Trees

Cattle Grazing: Summer Storms & Wild Cherry Trees

The Dairy Network

Following some of the rain storms and winds that have moved through our area recently, I received a phone call from a farmer who had noticed that a large wild cherry tree had fallen down into a pasture paddock.

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Once Thrown, Do We Really Have To Get Back On?

Once Thrown, Do We Really Have To Get Back On?

Troy Marshall

BEEF Magazine

We’ve all had them – the pen of cattle that burned through money and accumulated enough losses to eat up a year’s worth of work. A friend recounted to me a recent business deal that turned really bad; he made the comment that when you get bucked off, you have to get back on. Everyone who rides knows this mantra; it’s part of the cowboy ethos.

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