Daily Archives: May 18, 2011

Basics of Bull Leasing

Basics of Bull Leasing

Dr. Brett Barham

University of Arkansas

Using Beef Cattle EPDs To Select Herd Sires

Using Beef Cattle EPDs To Select Herd Sires

Robert Fears

Cattle Management

EPDs (Expected Progeny Differences) are commonly used by cow/calf operators to select herd sires either to buy semen for artificial insemination or bulls to breed cows naturally. Even though EPDs are an accepted herd sire purchasing tool, their definitions, correct use and significance are not always clearly understood.

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Carcass conformation and fat cover scores in beef cattle

Carcass conformation and fat cover scores in beef cattle

7th Space

Beef carcass conformation and fat cover scores are measured by subjective grading performed by trained technicians. The discrete nature of these scores is taken into account in genetic evaluations using a threshold model, which assumes an underlying continuous distribution called liability that can be modelled by different methods.

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A Lousy Situation

A Lousy Situation

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

In much of cow country, this past winter/early spring was a bad one for cattle lice. Or, you might say, it was good for lice. What we mean is these parasitic insects could be found in abundance.

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Programming rather than riding fences

Programming rather than riding fences

Drovers

Our world of electronic conveniences has now reached the cow pasture. In the not-so-distant future, landscapes may be dotted only with virtual fences and cattle will be herded with global positioning system (GPS) technology.

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Beef demand enjoys seasonal uptick – at last

Beef demand enjoys seasonal uptick – at last

Agrimoney

Demand for beef has, at last, seen a seasonal pick-up ahead of the traditional start date for the US barbecue season, although analysts expressed doubts about the longevity of the rebound, and its impact on cattle futures.

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US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war

US cattle inspectors leave Mexico amid drug war

MICHAEL GRACZYK

TV 6

Wearing a grey-felt cowboy hat, long-sleeve ivory-colored shirt and freshly laundered jeans, Dr. Arnoldo Gutierrez begins his daily rounds by walking into a dusty pen baking in the South Texas heat.

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Cow-pooling service for customers craving grass-fed beef

Cow-pooling service for customers craving grass-fed beef

Jenel Few

Savannah Now

You can get beefy in more ways than one at the Crossfit Hyperformance Gym in Savannah.

The fitness training center is offering a cow-pooling service, which allows its customers to pool their resources to buy grass-fed beef from Hunter Cattle Co. in Brooklet.

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The antibiotic message

The antibiotic message

Bovine Veterinarian

Antibiotics are on consumers’ minds, and it’s important to know how to talk to them about why and how antibiotics are used in dairy cattle and milk production.

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Ethanol co-products important part of livestock rations

Ethanol co-products important part of livestock rations

Feedstuffs

Ethanol production is one of the largest feed producing segments in the United States. And a new analysis, "Fueling a Nation; Feeding the World," from the Renewable Fuels Assn. shows that the ethanol industry is providing increasing volumes of highly nutritious livestock feed for domestic and international markets.

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