Daily Archives: August 12, 2010

Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 1

Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 1

University of Missouri instructor demonstrates a low-stress method of halter breaking a beef animal. Many professionals use these same methods for other animals. It is low stress for the handler and the animal.

Keep expenses in check when in cattle business

Keep expenses in check when in cattle business


Watching the bottom line in an operation is more important than ever in the cattle business, and there’s not much room for equipment-related purchases that aren’t absolutely necessary, according to an expert with the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.


New Voluntary Cattle Program In Texas Could Enhance Marketing

New Voluntary Cattle Program In Texas Could Enhance Marketing

Bovine Veterinarian

A new voluntary cattle health program can help ranchers market their breeding animals by reassuring buyers that bulls are free of cattle trichomoniasis, an infection that can be spread during breeding, and which can cause cows to abort and take a long time to become pregnant again.


Anti-microbial drugs: The myths and the facts

Anti-microbial drugs: The myths and the facts

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

Antimicrobial drugs first became available shortly after World War II. These drugs are used to produce safe, wholesome animal products for human consumption, and yet, state and federal efforts are currently working to eliminate agriculture’s use of these antimicrobial drugs.


Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle

Foot Rot in Grazing Cattle

John G. Kirkpatrick, DVM, David Lalman, PhD, Oklahoma State University

Foot rot is a subacute or acute necrotic (decaying) infectious disease of cattle, causing swelling and lameness in one or more feet. The disease can become chronic, with a poorer prognosis for recovery if treatment is delayed, which results in deeper structures of the toe becoming affected.


NCBA, USMEF Pleased With Duty Elimination

NCBA, USMEF Pleased With Duty Elimination


The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and U.S. Meat Export Federation – supported by USDA – have led a coalition of U.S. beef industry interests looking to eliminate anti-dumping duties applied to nearly half of U.S. beef production by Mexico’s Ministry of the Economy for about 10 years.


The Grassfed Way

The Grassfed Way

David Emke

Post Journal

After 16 years in the commercial dairy farm business, Paul Spas was fed up.

”I was doing everything right, doing it the way you were supposed to,” he said. ”And it seemed like I was giving all my money I was working so hard for either to the feed mill or to the veterinary.


Send in the clones: it’s a future menu

Send in the clones: it’s a future menu


The Land

The offspring of cloned beef cattle will eventually enter the food chain because they pose no risk to human health, according to the creator of the first Australian cloned cow.


Scales a Valuable Tool for Every Cattle Producer

Scales a Valuable Tool for Every Cattle Producer

David Burton, University of Missouri

At some point in the life of most beef cattle they will run over a scale to establish their market value. After they are harvested, the animal’s carcass weight is used to arrive at the true worth as beef according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.


Black Ink: Cattle business rocky as trend towards better beef continue

Black Ink: Cattle business rocky as trend towards better beef continue

Steve Suther

The Prairie Star

The first half of 2010 has been a wild ride in the cattle business, but the trend toward higher quality beef continues, according to Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist with the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand. He tracks variations in USDA harvest and grading reports in the weekly e-newsletter column, Rearview Mirror on Quality.