Daily Archives: June 22, 2011

Vintage Video: Angus Cattle History: An Angus In Your Future, Part 1

In this film produced by the American Angus Association, we see first hand how cattle were prepared for show and display in the early 1960s. For more information, visit www.angus.org

Tying it all to the future

Tying it all to the future

Stave Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

June is historically a very busy travel month, with several state, regional and national meetings to attend. Over the last three weeks I have had the pleasure of driving across most of Wyoming, Nebraska and northern Colorado.

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Two-Stage Weaning

Two-Stage Weaning

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

For the last several years, Ed Donley, of Clay Center, Kan., has been using the two-stage weaning strategy. When the calves out of Donley’s commercial and registered Angus cattle are corralled for their late-summer preweaning vaccinations, an anti-suckling device is placed in the nose of each calf.

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Texas Discontinues Brucellosis Testing

Texas Discontinues Brucellosis Testing

Beef Today

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has announced that effective August 1, 2011, government subsidized Brucellosis testing at all Texas livestock markets will be discontinued, due to a lack of funding available to pay for future testing.

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June cattle production reminders

June cattle production reminders

Drovers

Next to calving season, mid-summer may be the busiest time of the year for a cattle producer. Unfortunately, there’s also hay and fescue seed that demand a farmer’s time so the cattle may be a little neglected. Here are a few reminders of things you might do.

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Feed Sources Scant as Georgia Burns

Feed Sources Scant as Georgia Burns

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Producers are realizing they need to move the calves to save the cows. In some places cattlemen are down to little or no forage at all and other feed sources are all in short supply. That report, from John Moseley Jr., marks a shift in the mindset of Southeast cattlemen this year and another turning point for the market.

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Wheat gone bad? Here’s how to use It as alternative animal feed

Wheat gone bad? Here’s how to use It as alternative animal feed

Mauricio Espinoza

North Texas E-News

As some farmers face the probability of low-quality wheat this growing season — in some cases below quality standards for milling — they may need to look for alternative markets for their crop.

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Feedlist connects forage buyers and sellers

Feedlist connects forage buyers and sellers

Aberdeen American News

Drought conditions in parts of western North Dakota have some livestock producers in need of additional forage.

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Agriculture ventures ahead

Agriculture ventures ahead

 CLAY COPPEDGE

Country World

One thing that can’t be argued is that the market for beef cattle is a lot different now than it was in the 1950s, mainly because cattle being sold today are going for record prices.

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ROCK DOC: Helping One Billion Bovines

ROCK DOC: Helping One Billion Bovines

Kirsten Peters

San Angelo Standard Times

You and I have our challenges and some real worries, too. There are bills to pay and doctors to visit, to say nothing of mulling over those strange sounds coming from the rear of the car.

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