Daily Archives: June 1, 2011

Vintage Video: Purdue Shows Grand Champion Steer

Tanks to Crystal Young, American Angus Association  for bringing this vintage video to our attention of Loyal Alumnus International Grand Champion Steer, 1941

Bull Basics

Bull Basics

Dr. Ken McMillan


When purchasing a new bull, what should I do to protect my herd from any possible diseases the bull might bring in?

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Planning Key to Minimizing Internal Parasites

Planning Key to Minimizing Internal Parasites

Robert Fears

Cattle Management

Internal parasites cannot be easily seen and as a result, cattle may look fine while being infected. Cattle with internal parasites produce less than their potential and most often, economic loss occurs.

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Beef industry heads to Bozeman for annual BIF Symposium June 1-4

Beef industry heads to Bozeman for annual BIF Symposium June 1-4

Bill Brewster

Tri State Livestock News

The 43rd annual Research Symposium and annual meeting of the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) gets underway in Bozeman, MT, June 1-3. The jam-packed agenda will bring together the academic and production leaders of the beef cattle industry to Montana.

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Cattle Care Top Priority for Producers

Cattle Care Top Priority for Producers

Elizabeth Parker, NCBA Chief Veterinarian

Cattle Today

From ranchers to veterinarians and everyone between, we all have a role in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of animals. In the U.S. cattle industry, animal abuse will not be tolerated.

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Tornadoes Will Have An Impact on Livestock

Tornadoes Will Have An Impact on Livestock


The real impact of the May 22 tornadoes in Joplin and rural Stone County on area livestock and producers may not be known for several months. "There is very little research on the subject of tornadoes impacting beef production," said Eldon Cole, a University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist headquartered in Lawrence County.

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How to Cook a Steak from Grass-Fed Beef

How to Cook a Steak from Grass-Fed Beef

Laura Dolson


There are lots of good reasons to choose grass-fed beef over conventionally raised beef – environmental, nutritional, and concerns about the animals being treated well and eating what is natural to them.

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Drought Affects Alabama Cattle Farmers

Drought Affects Alabama Cattle Farmers

Jillian Clair

Alabama Farmers Federation

With only 33 percent of the state receiving adequate rainfall, farmers are beginning to suffer as the hot summer months approach.

Most consider the affects drought has on crops, but the livestock industry is also alarmed at the scarcity of rain.

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How to Manage Silage Corn For High Yields

How to Manage Silage Corn For High Yields

Hay and Forage Grower

The higher price of inputs this season puts even more pressure on maximizing corn silage yields, points out Chad Lee, University of Kentucky Extension grain crops specialist.

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Cattle owners reminded to test for trichomoniasis

Cattle owners reminded to test for trichomoniasis

Greeley Tribune

Cattle owners are reminded to test their herd for bovine trichomoniasis, according to the Colorado Department of Agriculture.

As of May 27, there were five positive “trich” locations in the state. The counties affected so far are Baca, Costilla, Custer, Las Animas and Otero. A map showing trichomoniasis sample submissions and the prevalence of positive counties can be found at www.colorado.gov/ag.

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