Daily Archives: June 23, 2010

Proper Heat Detection Key to Successful AI

Proper Heat Detection Key to Successful AI

Bob Kinford

Cattle Today

It may seem redundant to say that proper heat detection and handling of cattle is the key to a successful artificial insemination program.

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Pfizer Animal Health issues recall on Terramycin Scours Tablets

Pfizer Animal Health issues recall on Terramycin Scours Tablets

Dairy Herd Management

Pfizer Animal Health is voluntarily recalling eight production lots of Terramycin (oxytetracycline HCI) Scours Tablets. Working in cooperation with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Pfizer Animal Health voluntarily initiated this recall when it was determined that certain lots manufactured by a third-party vendor contained an active pharmaceutical ingredient that was sourced from a facility prior to reapproval by the FDA.

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Couple Turns Strip Mine to Pasture

Couple Turns Strip Mine to Pasture

Kurt Lawton

Progressive Farmer/DTN

A cattle background and a lot of creativity enabled West Virginians Rick and Jayne Young to look at an old strip mine and see a lush pasture for a cow/calf business. They bought a farm in 1995 near Belmont, Ohio, and leased more than 3,000 acres of reclaimed strip mine land.

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Livestock Fence and the Law

Livestock Fence and the Law

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Our recent series of articles has discussed various fence-building considerations, but it’s also important for livestock owners to think about whether their existing fences, or the fences they are planning to construct, comply with the law.

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USDA to Host Red Meat Mobile Slaughter Unit Information Session

USDA to Host Red Meat Mobile Slaughter Unit Information Session


The U.S. Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) today announced it is hosting a red meat mobile slaughter unit information session on June 24. The goals of this information session are to educate farmers, ranchers and processors on how to set up mobile slaughter units, receive the federal grant of inspection and meet USDA food safety requirements.

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Animal rights and human wrongs

Animal rights and human wrongs

Ramdas Lamb

Washington Post

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

We live in a society where more and more of us attempt to consider the effects we have as individuals and as a society on other nations, on other people, on the environment, etc.

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AMI Concern over New USDA Rule

AMI Concern over New USDA Rule


USDA has unveiled a proposed rule that, if adopted, would result in sweeping changes to how livestock are marketed and procured by meat packers, according to the American Meat Institute.

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With cattle, twins are not a blessing

With cattle, twins are not a blessing



Daily American

When a cow has twins, it’s two calves for the price of one, right? Not only are twin births in cattle not a bonus, they are dreaded. Cows, even though they have four spigots for the calf to nurse, were only designed to have one calf at a time.

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Cattle ranching going strong for Klement family

Cattle ranching going strong for Klement family


Gainesville Daily Register

Cattle ranching remains a thriving industry in Texas and Cooke County is no exception. The fields, pastures and barns in this area continue to hold, feed and raise herds that eventually work their way to market and the consumer.

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Dakota Beef suing former CEO

Dakota Beef suing former CEO

Dirk Lammers

Boston Globe

A South Dakota organic beef company has sued its former chief executive, accusing him of profiting from side ventures, running up more than $67,000 in personal charges on a company credit card and forming a competing company.

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A cow or a community?

A cow or a community?

Karen Ott-Mayer


A few weeks ago, a friend walked through my front door and sat down.

“I have some bad news,” he said.

He proceeded to tell me that Pitcock’s, the local meat processor located in Pope, decided to shut down for nearly half the year and process livestock only for a few months each year.

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Weigh In On Competition Rules

Weigh In On Competition Rules

BEEF Magazine

“Concerns about a lack of fairness and commonsense treatment for livestock and poultry producers have gone unaddressed far too long,” said USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack Friday.

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Livestock And Locoweed

Livestock And Locoweed


Keeping livestock away from poisonous locoweed during seasons when it’s a forage favorite is one way ranchers can protect their animals and their profits, according to a 20-year collaboration by Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their university partners.

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Genex Summer Interns Named

Genex Summer Interns Named

Wisconsin Ag Connection

Genex Cooperative, Inc., a dairy and beef cattle genetics company headquartered in Shawano, has hired 18 student interns from across the nation to fill internship positions within the cooperative’s dairy genetics, production and domestic marketing divisions.

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New Livestock Rules Mean the USDA is No Longer Big Meat’s BFF

New Livestock Rules Mean the USDA is No Longer Big Meat’s BFF


USDA secretary Tom Vilsack’s proposed new antitrust meat regulations mark the decline of a long, loving and productive relationship between the USDA and Big Meat.

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