Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

The making of a steer

The making of a steer

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Cattlemen are busy during the spring of the year. Brandings are a frequent occurrence and provide an opportunity to socialize and further cement the relationships between friends and neighbors.

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Phosphorus Supplementation of Beef Cows

Phosphorus Supplementation of Beef Cows

Dr. Mark A. McCann, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech

Phosphorus in Virginia continues to be an important topic among crop, poultry and livestock production systems. The draft TMDL proposal for the Chesapeake Bay provides aggressive reduction targets for nitrogen, phosphorus and sediment.

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Amarillo to Host National Junior Limousin Show

Amarillo to Host National Junior Limousin Show

Cattle Today

The North American Limousin Junior Association (NALJA) will host the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress (NJLS&C) at the Tri-State Expo Complex and the Ambassador Hotel in Amarillo, July 9 -15.

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Moist Hay and Hot Temperatures Mix for Combustion and Destruction

Moist Hay and Hot Temperatures Mix for Combustion and Destruction

Sean Hubbard


It might sound strange, but with no apparent ignition source, hay bales can burst into flames and cause much damage to storage facilities or cause a raging wildfire.

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Cattle Handling Facilities

Cattle Handling Facilities

Deke Alkire

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

Cattle handling facilities are necessary for proper animal husbandry. Low stress cattle handling practices combined with good facilities will allow you to process cattle safely and efficiently. Here are some things to think about when designing and building cattle handling facilities.

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Reduce calf shrink at shipping

Reduce calf shrink at shipping

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Calves going to the sale barn get paid on weight, but how they are managed prior to shipping and during shipping can cause shrink and a loss of money at sale time.

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AgriLife Research Helps Pave The Way For A New Livestock Feed Product

AgriLife Research Helps Pave The Way For A New Livestock Feed Product

Red Orbit

A two-year study by a Texas AgriLife Research team in Amarillo has helped bring a new product to market that could allow the cattle feeding industry to realize efficiencies in mills and more weight on cattle, according to Dr. Jim MacDonald.

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The Genetics Of Bovine Respiratory Disease

The Genetics Of Bovine Respiratory Disease

Burt Rutherford


More than any other single animal health factor, bovine respiratory disease (BRD) affects profitability in feedlot cattle. “In the U.S., 1.4% of all feedyard cattle perish before reaching harvest weight and, of those, the majority are due to BRD,” says Alison Van Eenennaam, University of California-Davis Extension beef geneticist. “And the trend is increasing.”

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Wet distillers grain is focus of KSU-ARCH Roundup

Wet distillers grain is focus of KSU-ARCH Roundup

High Plains Journal

Increasing the pool of knowledge on how wet distillers grain can be part of a cattle nutrition program has been a big part of the recent research at the Kansas State University Agricultural Research Center-Hays. The annual Roundup recently showed how extensive that research has become.

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Genetics and vaccine response

Genetics and vaccine response

John Maday


Vaccines used in livestock production have come a long way, and reach the market only after extensive testing to demonstrate their efficacy. But while modern vaccines offer clear benefits in reducing cattle disease, producers and veterinarians know that sometimes even vaccinated cattle get sick.

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