Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

Video Feature: Genetic Defects in Beef Cattle

Genetic Defects in Beef Cattle

Dr. Terry Stewart, Purdue University, discusses the genetic defects, Syndactyly and Polydactyly, Dwarfism and Osteopetrosis (Marble Bone). First in a series.

Q&A: What will happen if a Foreign Animal Disease is identified on my premise?

Q&A: What will happen if a Foreign Animal Disease is identified on my premise?

Extension.org

If a foreign animal disease such as Foot and Mouth disease is identified on your property, you will receive prompt and thorough instructions from state and federal animal health regulatory agencies about what to do.

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Rotation and Stockpiling Keep Cattle Grazing

Rotation and Stockpiling Keep Cattle Grazing

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Letting the fescue grow in the summer goes against conventional wisdom. Generally, it dictates keeping endophyte-infected fescue grazed down low when the endophyte concentrates in the seed heads can affect cattle performance. But it all plays into Robert Shoemaker’s management plan.

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Summer Breeding Tips

Summer Breeding Tips

Select Sires

We can’t control the summer heat, but we can change management practices to minimize its adverse effects on reproduction. Here are a few tips from Select Sires field staff about improving conception during the summer months.

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Groups to debate state of competition in U.S. cattle and beef industries

Groups to debate state of competition in U.S. cattle and beef industries

Farm Forum

R-CALF USA CEO Bill Bullard eagerly accepted an invitation from KSDZ-FM in Gordon, Neb., to a live debate – streamed on the Internet – at 6:30 p.m. MDT on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, with leaders from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), the American Meat Institute (AMI) and the National Meat Association (NMA). The subject will be the current state of competition in the U.S. cattle and beef industries. KSDZ-FM owner Jim Lambley will serve as moderator of the event.

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Summitcrest Farms: Genetics is future of cattle business and the future is now

Summitcrest Farms: Genetics is future of cattle business and the future is now

Kristy Foster

Farm and Dairy

The current Summitcrest Farms began as 160 acres purchased by the late Fred Johnson, although his father farmed before him. Johnson later co-founded Certified Angus Beef, and served as the first treasurer and second chairman of the national Beef Promotion and Research Board. His name is recognized internationally for his dedication to the cattle industry.

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Lardy Receives Animal Science Award

Lardy Receives Animal Science Award

Greg Lardy, head of North Dakota State University’s Animal Sciences Department, is the 2010 recipient of the American Society of Animal Science Extension Award.

The award recognizes recipients for outstanding and noteworthy contributions to Extension animal science programming. Lardy received the award at the society’s annual meeting in Denver.

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