Daily Archives: June 17, 2011

Diseases You Can Catch From Animals

Diseases You Can Catch From Animals

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

Zoonotic diseases are those ailments that can actually pass from animals to humans. Is BVD one of these type diseases?

QUESTION: Can BVD cause disease in people?

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Summer can stress out pastures

Summer can stress out pastures

Eddie Baggs

Denton Record Chronicle

It’s getting hot and dry again. After some rains this spring, we are really beginning to dry out, and pasture grasses are starting to get short with slow regrowth. This will have some affect on livestock feeding and grazing management systems.

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Useful tools for genetic selection

Useful tools for genetic selection

Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Iowa-based seedstock and commercial cattle producer Steve Radakovich voiced his thoughts on genetic improvement and its impact on producer profitability at the recent Beef Improvement Federation symposium.

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Heat Stress Already a Concern

Heat Stress Already a Concern

Dan Goehl, DVM

Beef Today

In some areas, summertime arrived early as many are already dealing with high heat and humidity. Animals, cattle included, have difficulty regulating their body temperature during extreme heat.  There are some common sense things we can do to help them manage this problem.

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Cattle and Concert to Headline South Poll Field Day

Cattle and Concert to Headline South Poll Field Day

Cattle Today

The third South Poll Grass Cattle Association annual meeting and field day will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 24 and 25, at Bent Tree Farms, the home of Teddy and Linda Gentry and also the home of the South Poll breed, on Lookout Mountain near Fort Payne, Alabama.

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Spending measure puts ‘GIPSA Rule’ on hold

Spending measure puts ‘GIPSA Rule’ on hold

TSCRA

Livestock and poultry organizations today praised House lawmakers for approving an agriculture funding bill that prevents the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) from finalizing its proposed regulation on livestock and poultry marketing contracts.

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BeefTalk: Homesick

BeefTalk: Homesick

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The world is very interesting because what we thought was the world seems to have the ability to change. The change may be dramatic or more subtle, but it does change

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Time To Put Wheels Under the Herd

Time To Put Wheels Under the Herd

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

More than half of the nation’s cow herd is struggling to survive through a drought that continues to spread across the Southern Plains, and now the Southeast.

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Pasture management is key to good farming

Pasture management is key to good farming

Jeff Semeler

Herald Mail

Agriculture is defined by Webster as the science, art or practice of cultivating the soil, producing crops and raising livestock.

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Louisiana cattle producers vote to continue checkoff

Louisiana cattle producers vote to continue checkoff

Rick Bogren

Delta Farm Press

Louisiana beef producers overwhelmingly voted to continue a 50-cents-per-head assessment on all cattle marketed in Louisiana for the next five years, according to LSU AgCenter officials.

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