Daily Archives: October 26, 2010

Baxter Black, DVM: GIVING

Baxter Black, DVM:  GIVING

Last spring many criticized Florida strawberry growers for plowing under their crop when it was obvious that spending more money to pick and distribute it, would only add to their financial loss.

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Hold Down Winter Feed Costs With These Alternatives

Hold Down Winter Feed Costs With These Alternatives

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

For Troy Ellis, winter feeding is all about holding the line on body condition and making sure cows and heifers are in good shape for a round of AI work by mid-November. But this year it’s looking to be a more expensive proposition.

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It’s Fall Vaccination Time!

It’s Fall Vaccination Time!

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

Weaning time in cow-calf country means FALL VACCINATION TIME!

This can be a stressful time for the cow, the calf and the farmer/rancher.   The main objective of your fall vaccination program is to prevent Year-Round IBR & BVD.  Not try and treat it when it rears its ugly head at the most in-opportune time!

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Determining whether calves are sick

Determining whether calves are sick

Stephen P. Hammack

High Plains Journal

One of the first things junior calf feeders need to learn is how to tell if calves are sick or may be getting sick. Before you can tell if calves might be starting to get sick, you need to know how they act when well.

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R-CALF USA Critical of AMI Report

R-CALF USA Critical of AMI Report


R-CALF USA is critical of the study released by the American Meat Institute that claims the proposed competition rule issued by USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration would cost the nation abut 14-billion dollars in economic activity.

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Grandin to speak at KSU, to be streamed

Grandin to speak at KSU, to be streamed

Topeka Capital-Journal

Temple Grandin, a world-renowned animal behaviorist and a high-functioning autistic, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Nov. 9 in Forum Hall at the K-State Student Union.

The lecture, which will cover Grandin’s personal and professional life, is free and open to the public. It also will be streamed live online at ome.ksu.edu.

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Cattle industry in the black

Cattle industry in the black


A year ago, times were at their toughest for Utah’s cattle industry. A stagnant economy and rising business costs hurt many ranchers financially.

This year, times are still tough economically, but things are looking up. The beef industry is one of the few agricultural industries that is in the black, and sales to overseas markets continue to improve.

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Supplementation may be necessary

Supplementation may be necessary

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Over the past few years, the cost of running a cow has really increased. It used to be a “rule of thumb” that we could run a cow for about a dollar a day, or $350-$400 a year. As pasture rent and hay prices rose, many producers are seeing costs of over $600 per cow, per year.

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Minerals to Cows

Minerals to Cows

Dr. Ken McMillan

Progressive Farmer

When I give minerals to my cows, the bags all have the same ingredients but in different percentages. How do I know what percentage of what mineral the cows need?

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