Daily Archives: March 29, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM:  FOOD AND FIBER

Baxter Black, DVM:  FOOD AND FIBER

I was pondering on the seemingly frivolous tendency of humans to disregard some of the basic accomplishments that brought mankind to our esteemed place on the planet Earth in the 21st Century.

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Water is an important nutrient

Water is an important nutrient

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Many times we often overlook the importance of water for beef cattle. We get caught up in balancing beef cattle diets for energy, protein, vitamins and minerals for a given targeted level of performance.

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Good Nutrition Vital From Calving to Breeding

Good Nutrition Vital From Calving to Breeding

North Dakota State University

A cow herd’s greatest nutrient requirements occur immediately after calving and continue through peak milk production.

During this period, a cow uses the majority of the nutrients it consumes to produce milk to sustain a hungry, growing calf. After that, the cow uses the nutrients to regain body condition, and as a last priority, to repair its reproductive system.

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Record high prices could lead to stolen calves

Record high prices could lead to stolen calves


With beef prices hitting record highs, and demand outstripping supply, many would-be theives may be looking to Iowa pastures to rustle up some quick cash.

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Possible feeding strategies for $8 corn

Possible feeding strategies for $8 corn

J.W. Schroeder

Southwest Farm Press

The dietary starch content recommendation for lactating dairy cows is between 23 percent and 26 percent. However, diets for some of the most productive herds in the U.S. contain between 15 percent and 30 percent starch.

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Pinkeye is Still a Major and Preventable Drain on Cash Flow

Pinkeye is Still a Major and Preventable Drain on Cash Flow

Skip French

Cattle Today

There are many cattle diseases to be concerned about as a producer but pinkeye is one of the more highly contagious diseases. It is an infectious bacterial disease of the eye of cattle caused by Moraxella bovis.

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Non-Toxic Fescue Making a Comeback

Non-Toxic Fescue Making a Comeback

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

When Kentucky 31 came along, meadow fescues seemed to go the way of the dinosaur. And why wouldn’t they? Kentucky 31 outyielded them to the extent that most producers couldn’t imagine seeding a pasture with anything else at the time.

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New calf health product available

New calf health product available

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

This is great – spring is here! Last night, after several days of 50 degree-plus weather, we had a thunderstorm on the first day of spring. The half inch or more of rain put a green tinge on the grass and fuels our belief that spring can’t be far behind.

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Starting a Stocker Business

Starting a Stocker Business

Dr. Ken McMillan


The key is to involve this local veterinarian in every aspect of your operation, even to the point of helping in the selection of calves.

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Cattle producers from Kazakhstan tour North Dakota looking for ideas

Cattle producers from Kazakhstan tour North Dakota looking for ideas


Farm & Ranch Guide

A group of six cattle producers from Kazakhstan, in an effort to learn more about modern beef production practices, recently spent two weeks in North Dakota touring different cattle facilities and attending a few days of educational seminars at NDSU.

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