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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