Daily Archives: August 23, 2011

Cracked Hooves

Cracked Hooves

Dr. Ken McMillan

Progressive Farmer

Lame cattle may need to have their feet trimmed to remove material pinching into the sensitive parts of the hoof.

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Alternative Energy

Alternative Energy

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Much has been said and written about grain-milling byproducts, particularly distillers’ grains, for use in cattle diets. For many cattle feeders, distillers’ grains have become a relied-upon feedstuff.

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NCBA; Obama Midwest Tour Misinformed Farmers

NCBA; Obama Midwest Tour Misinformed Farmers

The Beef Site

During US President Barak Obama’s bus tour through rural America, the president was confronted by farmers and ranchers worried about the excess of burdensome, costly and scientifically unfounded regulations.

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GIPSA proposal the wrong move

GIPSA proposal the wrong move

J.J. Goicoechea


While the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration’s proposed livestock and poultry marketing rule is intended to provide a fair market, should it be implemented, it will be anything but “fair” to progressive producers, consumers and the cattle themselves. The rule stands to threaten market incentives, the quality of American beef the industry is known for and the quality of life our animals are provided.

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Bankruptcy, Lawsuits Hinge on Defining Cattle-Selling Business

Bankruptcy, Lawsuits Hinge on Defining Cattle-Selling Business

Chris Clayton


Any money livestock producers or businesses might expect to get back from the Eastern Livestock Co. bankruptcy remains caught up in the courts defining what kind of business Eastern operated.

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Steve Cornett:  Drier than Dry

Steve Cornett:  Drier than Dry

Beef Today

It was dry in the Southwest last time we talked about it, and it hasn’t rained yet. So it is now drier than dry. The wind has let up some, so our fires aren’t as rapacious, but the temperatures continue to set new records for being too darned hot. "Too-darned" translating to a hundred and this, a hundred and that, day after day.

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Copper imbalances and the cowherd

Copper imbalances and the cowherd

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Recently it seems we have diagnosed a rash of trace mineral imbalances in our practice. We have had blind heifers, neurologic cattle, sheep with paralysis, and even animals die from polioencephalomalacia.

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