Daily Archives: July 27, 2011

Learning from feedouts

Greg Highfill, livestock specialist with Oklahoma Extension, and Dale Moore, Cattleman’s Choice Feedyard, talk about the value of programs like the Oklahoma Steer Feedout. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association. Visit http://www.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.

Lilly may pursue some Pfizer vet products

Lilly may pursue some Pfizer vet products


Eli Lilly & Co., which houses Elanco Animal Health, has indicated that it may bid for some of the veterinary products of Pfizer Animal Health.

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Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Dr. Michelle Arnold

Feedlot Magazine

In the United States, more than 17 million bulls are castrated yearly that range in age from 1 day to 1 year old. It is well known that this procedure is painful and causes a period of slowed growth rate and poorer feed efficiency, especially if the procedure is delayed until the calves get older and heavier.

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Producers Must Understand Cattle’s Grazing Behavior

Producers Must Understand Cattle’s Grazing Behavior

Holly T. Boland

Cattle Today

In order to optimize livestock production in grazing conditions, the animals must be able to graze the pasture effectively and efficiently. Having a good basic understanding of cattle grazing behavior will help you to anticipate their impact on the pasture and ultimately help improve your grazing management skills.

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Drought created problems with toxic plants

Drought created problems with toxic plants


Land and Livestock Post

I’ve often told clients to watch for poison plant problems during droughts. When grass is scarce cattle will eat plants they normally would not eat. That sure is true, but since our spring rains were practically absent we haven’t had much toxic plant growth this year.

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Prolapse Problems

Prolapse Problems

Dr. Ken McMillan


The decision to cull cows that have experienced prolapse should be based in part on what kind of prolapse you’re dealing with.

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AMI to host animal care and handling conference in October

AMI to host animal care and handling conference in October

National Provisioner

The AMI Foundation (AMIF) Animal Care and Handling Conference for the Food Industry, the leading animal welfare education opportunity for meat companies, their customers and those involved in the production and management of livestock and meat products, will be held October 19-20, 2011, at the Westin Crown Center, Kansas City, Mo.

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Conference to explore Florida cattle production

Conference to explore Florida cattle production

Southwest Farm Press

“As a part of the post conference tour, conference participants will have the opportunity to visit Deseret Ranches in St. Cloud, Fla., as well as Kempfer Cattle Company in Deer Park, Fla.,” Donald said.

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We all understand the power of profit

We all understand the power of profit

Carl C. Stafford

Culpeper Star Exponent

Here in Virginia we know there are premiums to be had in the feeder cattle market place, discovered through the added value of health, source, sire and age verified marketing programs.

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EPDs help cattlemen make better genetic improvement decisions

EPDs help cattlemen make better genetic improvement decisions

AG Answers

A new Expected Progeny Difference from the American Angus Association and improvements in DNA technologies mean better data for beef producers – something an Ohio State University Extension beef specialist says can yield better decision-making in genetic selection.

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