Daily Archives: May 17, 2011

Enhancing Dark Cutting Beef

Enhancing Dark Cutting Beef

Dr. Brett Barham

University of Arkansas

Jason K. Apple grew up on a small ranch in southwestern Oklahoma, and, after receiving his B.S. degree in Animal Science in 1987 from Oklahoma State University, he continued his education at Kansas State University, obtaining his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Meat Science under the direction of Dr. Michael E. Dikeman. In 1995, after two years serving as a Lecturer in the Department of Veterinary and Animal Sciences at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Apple accepted a faculty position in the Department of Animal Science at the University of Arkansas.

Vaccine storage and handling

Vaccine storage and handling

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Producers and veterinarians routinely utilize vaccinations to help prevent and control disease in cattle herds. Using vaccines is one of the most familiar and important strategies to limit illness, abortions and death loss in cattle that are exposed to disease-causing viruses, bacteria and other agents.

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Steve Cornett :  The Conservation Reserve Program’s Future

Steve Cornett :  The Conservation Reserve Program’s Future

Beef Today

One more Peru story: We were with a fishing guide whose folks had a mostly-subsistence farm on the Madre de Dios River. We had lots of questions of him, of course. Finally, he posed some to us.

“Does the government help farmers,” was his general question.

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MU Researchers cut feed costs for cattle

MU Researchers cut feed costs for cattle

Jim Eftink


The United States has the world’s fourth largest cattle population. More than 970,000 farms raise beef cattle, contributing to a $71 billion retail value.

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MSU researchers to trace beef from farm to plate

MSU researchers to trace beef from farm to plate

Rosemary Parker


Michigan State University researchers are working on a system that would allow shoppers to use their smart phones to do a quick scan and learn exactly the  animal and farm where their steaks and hamburgers originated.

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Pre-breeding micronutrient status and pregnancy in beef cows

Pre-breeding micronutrient status and pregnancy in beef cows

David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.

The Fence Post

When beef cows don’t become pregnant as expected, nutrition is often explored as a potential cause. If problem cows do not appear to be thin, the nutritional exploration frequently jumps to micromineral status.

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EPA Issues Compliance Orders To Seven CAFOs

EPA Issues Compliance Orders To Seven CAFOs

Water Online

EPA Region 7 announced recently that it has issued administrative compliance orders to seven concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) in Iowa, Kansas and Nebraska, directing those operations to correct a range of violations of the federal Clean Water Act.

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Implant Calves This Year?

Implant Calves This Year?

Dr. W. Dee Whittier, Extension Veterinarian, Cattle, VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

In all of cattle management there are few things as easy to administer, consistent in response or as well documented as the use of growth promotant implants.  Good studies on implants are easy to do since treated animals and controls can be left together and treated the same.

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Breeding soundness exams

Breeding soundness exams

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Spring is a busy time of year. There is a mix of cattle work and field preparations that should have been done last week. But ranchers need to pause and consider their bull pen well in advance of the breeding season.

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Value of Gains Topping the $1 Mark for Stockers

Value of Gains Topping the $1 Mark for Stockers

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

If you’ve got grass this year, you’re golden. Cattlemen are putting on as much gain as they can with grass, aiming to maximize their margins on value of gains now hitting the $1.25 mark in some areas and classes of cattle.

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