Daily Archives: June 24, 2010

Video Feature: Estrus Detection

Video Feature:  Estrus Detection

Dr. Allen Bridges details methods for detection of estrus in beef cattle, part of an efficient breeding program.

Kissing Your Sister

Kissing Your Sister

John Harrington, DTN Livestock Analyst

Sometimes kissing you sister can be more satisfying than it sounds. I suppose the same is true about being happy with a tie after playing 90 minutes of World Cup soccer (okay, that bit I really can’t imagine).

It’s always a matter of alternatives. That’s why cattle feeders are feeling pretty good this week about trading steers and heifers at steady money (i.e., $91 in the South, mostly $146 in the North).

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Form 1099 Headaches For Farmers

Form 1099 Headaches For Farmers


You may soon need another month at the end of the year, just to get all of your tax information ready to visit your tax advisor. Several major changes were recently made in the US tax code, and one, in particular, will hit hard at farmers. If you have ever received a Form 1099 from a company paying you, keep that in mind, because you will have to issue Form 1099 to many companies that you are paying. And that is only part of it!

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Watch out for weevils

Watch out for weevils

Alaina Mousel

Tri State Livestock News

In the western part of South Dakota, it’s not typical to have large numbers of alfalfa weevils – but this year may be the exception.

“We’ve been seeing a large number of weevils this year,” said Dusty Jager, SDSU Extension Educator, Fall River County, range management.

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Q&A: My bloated calf is acting normal but keeps producing abscess’…We are giving her antibiotic shots every three days.

Q&A: My bloated calf is acting normal but keeps producing abscess’…We are giving her antibiotic shots every three days.

Just Answer

If the pus inside the abscesses are thick and cheesy, I would suspect a bacteria called Corynebacteria.

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Nebraska Helps Expand Agricultural Education Program to More Producers

Nebraska Helps Expand Agricultural Education Program to More Producers

University of Nebraska

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Oklahoma State University have partnered with Kansas State University to help expand K-State’s educational program for agricultural producers.

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Keep Livestock Away from Poison Hemlock

Keep Livestock Away from Poison Hemlock

Candace Pollock

The Ohio State University

The carrot family, which boasts a variety of familiar edibles such as parsley, celery, carrots, anise, fennel and cilantro, also contains a highly poisonous plant that many people confuse for its nontoxic counterparts.

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