Daily Archives: June 25, 2010

Hoof Anatomy, Care and Management in Livestock

Hoof Anatomy, Care and Management in Livestock

Kate Hepworth, Animal Sciences Student; Dr. Michael Neary, Extension Animal Scientist; Dr. Simon Kenyon, Extension Veterinarian.

The hoof is an extremely important structure in an animal’s body. Although an animal with hoof problems may be able to function, chances are that optimal animal production and performance will be reduced depending upon the severity of the problem.

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Helping Cattle Keep Their Cool

Helping Cattle Keep Their Cool

Laura McGinness

Angus Journal

Cattle may not worry about job security or credit history, but that doesn’t mean their lives are stress-free. For some cattle, rising stress levels correspond with rising temperatures. This can be a problem for the many cattle raised in the Central Plains, a region subject to long periods of extreme heat in the summer.

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Red Angus and Simmental share resources for joint EPDs

Red Angus and Simmental share resources for joint EPDs

AG Weekly

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA) are combing resources for multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) of their growth and carcass trait EPDs.

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How The Game Is Played

How The Game Is Played

Bovine Veterinarian

“Is your farm YouTube ready?” That was a seminar presented at this year’s World Pork Expo, but the question isn’t exclusive to pork producers, it certainly applies to anyone in animal agriculture today. The point of the seminar was to show producers what some people are saying about modern livestock production practices and what producers need to consider in terms of on-farm actions, policies and personnel.

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Separating The Federation And NCBA?

Separating The Federation And NCBA?

Thebeefsite.com

The Federation of State Beef Councils would continue to be a strong checkoff entity but would be free from the influence of any policy organisation if it was a separate entity from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), recommends the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).

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BeefTalk: Roaming Bulls Are a Brute Force

BeefTalk: Roaming Bulls Are a Brute Force

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

After months spent developing the right grazing system, building good fences, buying the right bulls, selecting the best cows and matching one’s resources to the best calving season, all the learning and preparation is ready to be executed.

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Procedures can calm beef cattle

Procedures can calm beef cattle

STEVE BROWN

Capital Press

‘If you handle animals every day, they get real tame’

Temple Grandin discussed cattle handling and autism at a June 18 special event sponsored by the Food Alliance. Before her presentation and an HBO movie about her life, she sat down for a visit with the Capital Press.

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North Dakota eases cattle import restrictions

North Dakota eases cattle import restrictions

Businessweek

North Dakota has eased testing requirements for most cattle entering the state from Minnesota and Montana.

The state Board of Animal Health decision means beef cattle from most areas of Minnesota will no longer need to be tested for bovine tuberculosis prior to being brought into North Dakota.

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One Vegan’s Account of a Cattle Feedlot

One Vegan’s Account of a Cattle Feedlot

Center for Consumer Freedom

And, I have to say it.  If my experience at Magnum is representative of other cattle farms, all those accounts of the dismal, depressing, disastrous cattle conditions seem to be exaggerated…

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Land owners workshop addresses cattle health

Land owners workshop addresses cattle health

Bandera County Courier

To get a Hill Country Landowner’s attention, say “cattle.” This simple word draws lots of attention with the ranching community.

On Wednesday, June 30, Burnet County Extension Agent Wade Hibler and a team of knowledgeable experts will present a free program on beef cattle health, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.

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Cattle Raisers pass policy on USDA’s animal disease traceability plan

Cattle Raisers pass policy on USDA’s animal disease traceability plan

North Texas e-News

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the state’s largest and oldest livestock association, passed policy regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new animal disease traceability plan. The policy was passed Friday at the association’s summer meeting.

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Hunt receives ag leadership award

Hunt receives ag leadership award

KNEB

U.S. Premium Beef (USPB) Chief Executive Officer Steven D. Hunt was awarded the 2010 J.B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.

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Ranchers decry EPA gas oversight

Ranchers decry EPA gas oversight

Jerry Lackey

Reporter News

The U.S. Senate has given the Environmental Protection Agency approval to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by voting down a resolution that would have prevented the agency takeover, and ranchers are bracing for an increase in operating costs as a result.

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Pros and Cons of Multi-species Grazing

Pros and Cons of Multi-species Grazing

David Burton, University of Missouri extension

Beef Today

It is becoming more common for producers to use multi-species grazing — mixing sheep or goats together with cattle — to improve the use of forages and cut down on the expenses of mowing and spraying weeds in pasture.

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Some farmers cool to idea of mobile slaughterhouse

Some farmers cool to idea of mobile slaughterhouse

JULIE E. GREENE

The Herald Mail

U.S. Department of Agriculture officials pitched the idea of a mobile slaughterhouse to the agricultural community Thursday, but at least two local cattle farmers think the issue of cooling space needs to be addressed for a mobile unit to be of real benefit.

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