Daily Archives: June 15, 2010

A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows

A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows

Dr. Rick Rasby, University of Nebraska – Lincoln.

The conformation of a beef cow’s teats and udder are important in a profitable cow/calf enterprise. Females with poor udder and teat conformation are a management challenge for commercial cow/calf producers.

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Battle Lines Are Drawn Over Animal Welfare

Battle Lines Are Drawn Over Animal Welfare

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

The camera opens on a herd of Black Angus cattle huddled in a cold, snowy lot. A square-shouldered cowboy strides out in a tan duster, black cowboy hat and jeans. In his right hand he’s holding a bottle of Yellow Tail wine. With his chin jutted out and shoulders pulled back, he stares straight into the camera. He’s serious.

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Select Sires Looks to the Future with the Opening of New Facility

Select Sires Looks to the Future with the Opening of New Facility

Holstein World

Select Sires Inc. has completed a new global production facility located in Plain City, Ohio. In late November 2009, construction began for the development of two state-of-the-art production facilities across from the international headquarters location that will enable Select Sires to continue to grow and invest in the future of its customer-owners.

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AJBA Hosts Youth Leadership Seminar

AJBA Hosts Youth Leadership Seminar

Cattle Today

The American Junior Brahman Association will host a free youth leadership seminar at the 2010 AJBA “All American” National Junior Brahman Show. This seminar will be open to youth showman of any breed, ages 8 to 21.

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EU becoming bigger importer of Nebraska beef

EU becoming bigger importer of Nebraska beef

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Some Nebraska beef producers have taken the source and age verification program to a new level, and have entered their calves in a non-hormone treated program, according to Lynn Gordon, Nebraska Department of Agriculture Ag Promotion and Development Division Administrator.

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Bison are back as consumer market picks up

Bison are back as consumer market picks up

LAUREN DONOVAN

Bismarck Tribune

Kevin Kraft’s bison bump and jostle the pickup box, demanding a handout.

Their massive horned heads poke over the side of the truck and except for their powerful bulk and the chuffing sound from their nostrils, these could be friendly but aggressive dogs sniffing for treats.

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Heat Stress Can Reduce Pregnancy Rates

Heat Stress Can Reduce Pregnancy Rates

Dr. Glenn Selk, Extension Cattle Specialist , Oklahoma State University

The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows has been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways.  After reviewing the scientific literature available  up to 1979, one scientist wrote that the most serious seasonal variation in reproductive performance was associated with high ambient temperatures and humidity.

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