Daily Archives: May 9, 2011

Pre-Finishing Cattle Management Affects Carcass Quality

University of Arkansas

Dr. Paul Beck was raised near Guthrie in central Oklahoma on a wheat and beef cattle farm. Paul attended Oklahoma State University from 1986 to 1993, receiving B.S. and M.S. degrees in Animal Science, and then returned to the farm. Paul completed his Ph.D. at the University of Arkansas in 2003 and joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Science in 2004. Paul conducts research at the Southwest Research and Extension Center near Hope and the Livestock and Forestry Research Station near Batesville with emphasis on the management and nutrition of grazing beef cattle, complementary forages, and beef production systems.

Spring turnout vaccinations

Spring turnout vaccinations

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

This spring, the precipitation has been consistent, but the wind and cold temperatures have been oppressive. Very little fieldwork has been completed, and soon there will be a frenzied attempt to get the crops planted.

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Financing the Age of Uncertainty

Financing the Age of Uncertainty

Kindra Gordon

Angus Beef Business

Commincation is the foundation to building a better relationship with your ag lender, emphasized Rod Alt and Jud Jesske, Baed in Amarillo, Texas, Alt specialized in loans to the ag sector as a loan officer with Wells-Fargo, Jesske is vice president of ag business finance for Farm Credit Services of America and is based in Omaha, Neb.

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Should You Test for Johne’s Disease?

Should You Test for Johne’s Disease?

Dr. T.S. Gatz

Johnesdisease.org

If skinny cows are being culled and hauled to the livestock auction facility, then think Johne’s disease, a contagious slow progressing disease of the ruminant tract caused by a bacterium named Mycobacterium paratuberculosis.

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Maturity determines forage quality

Maturity determines forage quality

Kenny E. Perry

University of Kentucky

The lack of rainfall in last summer caused many livestock producers to feed hay when they should have been producing hay. Pastures were mediocre at best, and after the first cutting of hay last spring, there was very little forage production at all. However, a new year is here and now spring rains have arrived. Forage producers are happy to see pastures growing and cattle grazing.

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Veterinary News Network Points to Solutions for Production Animal Cruelty

Veterinary News Network Points to Solutions for Production Animal Cruelty

PRweb

Eleanor Green is the Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Texas A&M University. Dean Green says; "Texas has a long, rich history in animal agriculture. Veterinarians and cattle producers work hand-in-hand to ensure compassionate care and healthy animals.

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Biological terrorism remains a threat

Biological terrorism remains a threat

RICK PLUMLEE

The Wichita Eagle

"Experts in the field warn, this threat is not an ‘if’ but a ‘when,’ " Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., who formerly chaired the Senate Intelligence Committee, said recently at an international symposium on agroterrorism. "The effects of such an attack would be devastating."

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