Daily Archives: January 10, 2011

James A. Knauer, Trustee for Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy established website

James A. Knauer, Trustee for Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy established website

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The trustee for the Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy has established a website to keep stakeholders and the public informed about the progress of the case.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  HEADIN’ AND HEELIN’ ON THE HIGH PLAINS

Baxter Black, DVM:  HEADIN’ AND HEELIN’ ON THE HIGH PLAINS

Imagine the header clinging to the rack on the back of a flat-bed, chasing a cow across the high plains of Colorado with the hazer banging along beside him in a quarter-ton Ranger with a vet-box in the bed.

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‘Red nose’ vaccine may cause some cattle abortions

‘Red nose’ vaccine may cause some cattle abortions

The Prairie Star

Veterinarians at the University of Wyoming and Colorado State University are noticing an increased number of abortions in heifers due to the virus responsible for infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), also known as ‘red nose.’

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Are Cowboys Supposed To Cry?

Are Cowboys Supposed To Cry?

BEEF Magazine

I’ve always considered myself a cowman; it’s my identity. When people ask me what I do for a living, I take pride in saying “we run cows” or “I’m a rancher.”

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Stocker Receiving Management Conference set for Jan. 25

Stocker Receiving Management Conference set for Jan. 25

High Plains Journal

Cattle producers interested in learning about stocker health and nutrition management should mark their calendars for the Stocker Receiving Management Conference.

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Eddie Baggs: Cows have 5 nutritional needs in winter

Eddie Baggs: Cows have 5 nutritional needs in winter

Denton Record Chronicle

Beef cattle nutrition involves five essential elements: water, protein, energy, minerals and vitamins. Cows may gain and lose weight during the course of a production year, but meeting all five nutritional needs is necessary to meet the demands of reproduction and lactation.

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Where’s Texas’ beef?

Where’s Texas’ beef?

Barry Shlachter

Fort Worth Star Telegram

The biggest cattle state is seeing its herd shrink.

Fewer Angus, Brahman and cross-bred calves dot the wide open spaces of Texas.

Since 1995, the state’s beef cow inventory has shrunk 12.8 percent, from 5.95 million to 5.1 million — compared with an 11 percent drop nationally.

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