Daily Archives: August 13, 2010

Low-Stress professional halter breaking beef cattle Part 2

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.

Steel Troughs & Chlorine Effective Against Johne’s Disease

Steel Troughs & Chlorine Effective Against Johne’s Disease

Bovine Veterinarian

Adding chlorine to trough water effectively reduces survival of the bacterium that causes Johne’s disease among dairy cattle-especially if the trough is made of stainless steel, according to a new study.

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Nutrition Key in Feed Measurements

Nutrition Key in Feed Measurements

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/Progressive Farmer

Every bag of feed and everything I read about feeding always lists the amount to feed in pounds, but we measure it in buckets. Why don’t they tell you how much to feed in gallons?

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Details on Upcoming Livestock Marketing Workshop

Details on Upcoming Livestock Marketing Workshop

Beef Today

The U.S. Departments of Agriculture (USDA) and Justice (DOJ) announced additional details for their upcoming public workshop to examine competition in livestock markets. Specifically, the workshop will focus on USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s (GIPSA) proposed rule, announced June 18, on livestock marketing.

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Dead Cows Cloned To Boost US Beef Production

Dead Cows Cloned To Boost US Beef Production

Travis Walter Donovan

Huffington Post | 

Cows are cloned based on desired traits such as meat quality, longevity and productivity, but some farmers believe the best specimens can’t be determined until deceased, when their meat is available to analyze.

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Gretchen McKay explores her relationship with beef

Gretchen McKay explores her relationship with beef

Gretchen McKay

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

John Jamison is smiling as he prepares to open the door to his U.S. Department of Agriculture-certified meat slaughter and processing plant in Bradenville, near Latrobe.

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Animals struggle to cope with the heat

Animals struggle to cope with the heat

Kalisha Whitman

WTVA

A key indication that it is hot is when cows start to complain in not so subtle ways. The cows we visited Wednesday did not even want to moo because of the heat, but the real indication was they would not eat.

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Reduce Friction with Non-Farm Neighbors

Reduce Friction with Non-Farm Neighbors

Beef Today

Citizen complaints against farmers most often stem from odors, but many times relate to surface or ground water, or a combination of the three. And while traditionally most complaints have related to animal agriculture, crop farmers are not exempt.

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E. Coli Vaccines Bring Hope, Questions

E. Coli Vaccines Bring Hope, Questions

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Everyone agrees it would be a boon to the beef industry to be able to tell consumers that E. coli was no longer something anyone had to worry about. Putting a price on that little piece of marketing gold is another thing entirely.

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Injections sites and lesions: What you need to know

Injections sites and lesions: What you need to know

Amanda Nolz

Tri State Livestock News

“If someone who had no clue what a beef operation was like, what would they think about your operation and the way you care for your animals?” asked Jerry Stokka, a senior veterinarian for Pfizer Animal Health, at the Beef Is Our Business Summer Seminar, held on July 29, 2010 in Mitchell, SD.

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