Daily Archives: October 14, 2010

Mathew to head Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue

Mathew to head Department of Animal Sciences at Purdue

Alan G. Mathew, professor and head of the Department of Animal Science at the University of Tennessee since 2003, will return to Purdue University to lead its animal sciences department.

Mathew’s appointment, announced Monday (Oct. 11), is effective March 1.

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Sick Calves and Kids

Sick Calves and Kids

Dr. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, Beef Cattle, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, VA Tech

With the arrival of a dry fall, many calves will move from their home farms in the next few weeks.  Calf prices are relatively good so this should be a happy time.  At about the same time children all over Virginia have returned to schools to learn the academic things they must know to become functioning members of our society.

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Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposes First Set of Standards

Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board Proposes First Set of Standards

Beef Today

The Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board has developed its first set of proposed standards regarding farm animal welfare, pursuant to the constitutional amendment passed last year by Ohio voters as Issue 2.

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Heating Up The Steel

Heating Up The Steel

Bovine Veterinarian

Last week I listened in on a teleconference sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section called “Animal Rights and the Public’s Right to Know: Farmed Animal Welfare and Consumer Labeling Issues.” This conference was geared toward attorneys who could also receive continuing education credits for listening.

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Foot rot and lameness issues

Foot rot and lameness issues

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

The great fall weather has finally come and the harvest has begun. So far the yields seem good and grain is relatively dry. The only problem is the low spots. It doesn’t take much to get stuck.

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Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium planned Nov. 20-22

Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium planned Nov. 20-22

The Fence Post

The eighth annual Nebraska Youth Beef Leadership Symposium, Nov. 20-22 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, will introduce Nebraska high school students to beef industry careers, current issues and an opportunity to use their leadership skills in a product development activity.

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Congress Should Not Interfere With GIPSA

Congress Should Not Interfere With GIPSA


National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson issued the following statement about the Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) proposed rule and the process by which it is determined.

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Max Thornsberry: The Autobahn

Max Thornsberry:  The Autobahn

Beef Today

In my position as a veterinary consultant I drive on the Interstate highway system nearly every day.  I drive the speed limit, and I have a satellite guidance system in my car that records the exact speed.  I set my cruise control at 70 miles per hour, turn on the Sirius radio – to Patriot Right Wing programs like Glenn Beck, Andrew Wilkow, Mike Church, Bill O’Reilly, John Gibson, and Sean Hannity – and drive.

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NILE Merit Heifer Program helps youth enter production agriculture

NILE Merit Heifer Program helps youth enter production agriculture

Tri State livestock News

The NILE Merit Heifer program heads into its ninth year and continues to be one of the most unique youth programs in the country. This Live-Animal Scholarship, sponsored by Northwest Farm Credit Services, the Montana Stockgrowers Association, and Pfizer Animal Genetics, selects 25 youth each year based upon merit and matches them with 25 heifers donated by ranches across the region.

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Slice of the Cowboy way

Slice of the Cowboy way

Mountain Home News

Getting paid to learn about things has been the number one benefit of my chosen career. Last week I took a job funded by the Western Legacy Alliance, what a treat.

The Cowboy life is the west. Who hasn’t dreamed of living this lifestyle, riding the open range and experiencing a slice of history? Watching cattle dogs bark orders at the cattle that, begrudgingly, end up doing what they are told.

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