Daily Archives: April 20, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE HORSE SCULPTOR

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE HORSE SCULPTOR

I wonder if he starts at the head?

I mean to sculpt a horse that will one day stand in front of the stockyard gate.

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Euthanasia of cattle

Euthanasia of cattle

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Euthanasia is the practice of ending the life of an ill or debilitated animal in as painless and low-stress manner as possible. While an important component of animal care, this practice is not simple because potential methods of euthanasia each have their limitations.

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Ag Research Cutbacks Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

Ag Research Cutbacks Threaten U.S. Competitiveness

Ed Clark

Beef Today

The very core of land grant university funding research is at risk, particularly long-range research projects, due to possible federal and state funding cutbacks.

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Debris in pastures potential health risk to cattle

Debris in pastures potential health risk to cattle

High Plains Journal

Insulation and building debris present in pastures after high winds can cause problems for cattle producers, difficulties that potentially may have a significant effect on animal health and time management costs.

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USDA Preparing Final Outline for NAIS

USDA Preparing Final Outline for NAIS

Katie Micik

DTN

USDA’s final outline of its animal disease traceability program could be rolled out as early as this month, its project manager told animal health experts at a conference on Wednesday.

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USDA Awards Grants to Improve Cattle Production and Health

USDA Awards Grants to Improve Cattle Production and Health

AG Professional

Roger Beachy, director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), Friday, announced two grant awards to the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University to support research, education and outreach on cattle production to increase global food security.

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No rain, no grass, no U.S. cattle herd rebuilding

No rain, no grass, no U.S. cattle herd rebuilding

Bob Burgdorfer

Reuters

Texas rancher Kurt Hanna’s plans to expand his herd are going up in smoke – literally.

One of the worst droughts since the 1930s Dust Bowl years has dried pastures, fueled thousands of wildfires across the heart of cattle country and scuttled plans by Texas ranchers to capitalize on record cattle prices by growing their herds.

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Vilsack: subsidies on table in budget talks

Vilsack: subsidies on table in budget talks

Drovers

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack says subsidies to farmers must be on the table as the government tries to reduce spending, but he cautions against cutting too deep.

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BEEFALO & Cattle Stocking Rates

BEEFALO & Cattle Stocking Rates

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

   Traditionally pastures have been stocked based on the number of cattle per acre per season.  This approach has presented problems in the past because of variation in the cattle’s ages and weights. Weights of beef cattle have changed dramatically in the last 15 years because of genetic "improvements" and/or cross breeding such as the Beef Cattle breed known as BEEFALO.

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Brewers’ leftover grain goes to the cows next door

Brewers’ leftover grain goes to the cows next door

Janice Kurbjun

Summit Daily News

When Dillon Dam Brewery staff heads to Boulder’s Microbreweries for the Environment event Friday, they’ll showcase beer whose grain waste doesn’t go to the landfill.

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