Daily Archives: February 14, 2011

Cow care during the last trimester of pregnancy

Cow care during the last trimester of pregnancy

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Winter is really challenging to cow-calf operations. The cold wind and snow put stress on gestating cows. Many of the cows we inspect at the auction market show weight loss, resulting in poor body condition. It is very important not to cut any corners with your breeding herd.

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Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate 40th anniversary

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate 40th anniversary

High Plains Journal

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers has a big event planned, and everyone is invited.

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Worried about scours? ACT NOW!

Worried about scours? ACT NOW!

Mark Robbins

Drovers

As a nutritionist, I often field questions from cattlemen on calf scours.  Most of these questions come to me after the problem has set in. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially where scours are concerned.

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Worrying Over Cow’s Weight Loss

Worrying Over Cow’s Weight Loss

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

One thing to consider is Johne’s disease. It is a slowly developing disease that leads to severe chronic diarrhea and cannot be cured.

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Fencing cattle from Streams-Maybe not

Fencing cattle from Streams-Maybe not

Marilyn Cox

Culpeper Star Exponent

Unconvinced their herds are polluting streams, some Madison County cattlemen balk at the idea of fencing their stream-side pastures. But others accept the notion and have already fenced their farms.

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The next challenge for the beef industry

The next challenge for the beef industry

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

As calving is in full swing and spring is on the horizon, producers in the area are looking at current calf prices and wondering how long they can be sustained.

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Research shows livestock industry is ‘green’

Research shows livestock industry is ‘green’

High Plains Journal

Livestock agriculture is green. It is time the industry stopped allowing itself to be pushed around and start using science-based information to tell what it is doing for the world, according to speakers at the recent Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo.

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Republicans oppose meatpacking industry reforms

Republicans oppose meatpacking industry reforms

CHRISTOPHER LEONARD

The Times Leader

The Obama administration’s effort to overhaul antitrust rules for the meatpacking industry with the toughest regulations since the Packers and Stockyards Act was passed 90 years ago has run into strong opposition from Republicans.

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Applying manure to frozen, snow covered ground

Applying manure to frozen, snow covered ground

Dave Russell 

Brownfield Network

Andy Tauer, Agricultural Liaison at the Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) says for anyone thinking about applying manure to frozen, snow covered ground the first thing to consider, does your permit allow it.

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Feed efficiency research in cattle

Feed efficiency research in cattle

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

With feed being the largest variable cost of a cow-calf operation, producers are constantly looking for ways to efficiently feed their herds. Dr. Jason Ahola, a professor of beef production systems at Colorado State University, spoke to producers about improving feed efficiency in mature beef cows during the Colorado Farm Show Tuesday, Jan. 25, 2011.

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