Daily Archives: July 18, 2011

Trent Loos: Strategy, not knee-jerk reactions

Trent Loos: Strategy, not knee-jerk reactions

High Plains Journal

We in animal agriculture have been harping that we need sound science to rule the day and not emotions. Our criticism of HSUS has always been that they use so much emotion to move people instead of embracing sound science.

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Parties lining up to buy Pfizer

Parties lining up to buy Pfizer

Rod Smith

Feedstuffs

The decision to sell or spin off its animal health business is being driven "at the highest levels" of Pfizer Inc., and the actual separation will occur more quickly than the company’s timetable, according to Feedstuffs sources.

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Heat Stress In Cattle

Heat Stress In Cattle

Dr. Terry Mader, Professor of Animal Science, Northeast Research and Extension Center – Concord, Concord, NE

This week-end the high temperature/RH in combination with low wind speed could present the first serious heat stress problems this summer, especially for eastern and south-central Nebraska.

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House votes to rein in EPA, Interior Department

House votes to rein in EPA, Interior Department

TSCRA

In a big win for ranchers in Texas and the U.S., the U.S. House of Representatives Wednesday passed 2 bills that will help rein in over-regulation by federal agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Department of Interior (DOI).

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Clenbuterol still a problem

Clenbuterol still a problem

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian

Clenbuterol is a selective beta-2 agonist/antagonist and a bronchodilator. In the U.S., clenbuterol is only FDA-approved when prescribed by a veterinarian for use in horses.

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Want to Get Rich, Be A Farmer

Want to Get Rich, Be A Farmer

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

There was a time when I worked for a large Indiana-based broadcasting company that was traded on the NYSE. This was my first experience of being in a management position for publicly traded company, and it was quite an education.

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Field Day at Polyface Farm

Field Day at Polyface Farm

Nancy Lewis

opednews.com

In a bad economy, why would 1600 people from all over the country shell out a hundred bucks a pop to hang out all day in the hot July sun amid the redolent smells of manure?

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Heat Stresses Livestock

Heat Stresses Livestock

Perry Groten

KELO

An extension beef feedlot specialist says ranchers should take special steps to help their cattle avoid heat stress during extreme hot and humid conditions over the next few days.

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Agricultural research thriving in the region

Agricultural research thriving in the region

The Prairie Star

The recent grand opening of the Beef Cattle Research Complex at North Dakota State University underscored the importance this region places on agricultural research.

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Euthanasia research, education needs more attention

Euthanasia research, education needs more attention

Sarah Muirhead

Feedstuffs

Not that long ago a scientific session on farm animal euthanasia drew only a select few but attendance at the July 11 session at JAM 2011 seemed to indicate interest in how to humanely end an animal’s life is on the rise, and rightly so said speakers.

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