Daily Archives: September 6, 2011

Bull rider Ty Murray shares his love of livestock

Bull rider Ty Murray shares his love of livestock

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

On Monday night, seven-time All-Around World Champion roughstock rodeo athlete Ty Murray spoke about his lifelong love and commitment to livestock, especially horses, at the Kansas City Animal Health Corridor (KCAHC) Homecoming event in Kansas City.

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Vaccinate Ahead of the Bull

Vaccinate Ahead of the Bull

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

More than 25 years ago, Bill French’s veterinarian recommended he vaccinate his cows at least a month before turning in the bulls. It’s advice Bill and his son Craig have followed ever since.

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Youth honored for ’60 Years of Better Beef’ video

Youth honored for ’60 Years of Better Beef’ video

The Leaf Chronicle

Benjamin Owen knows how to handle cattle — and a camera.

The Clarksville teenager was the recent grand prize winner in the National 4-H Film Festival’s documentary category. Ben shot, wrote, edited and produced a video titled "60 Years of Better Beef" about the 60th anniversary of the Clarksville Area Better Beef Show.

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Series focuses on small farms

Series focuses on small farms

Eddie Baggs

Denton Record-Chronicle

Texas leads the nation with 150 thousand cattle operations supporting 15.5 million head, almost as many as the total cattle population of Canada at 15.7 million head.

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Consumers slow to embrace natural and organic beef

Consumers slow to embrace natural and organic beef

Canada.com

Demand is still increasing for beef grown without hormones and antibiotics, but producers say they still struggle to convince consumers the premium it costs to raise that meat is worth it.

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How to Write a Business Plan for Farming and Raising Livestock

How to Write a Business Plan for Farming and Raising Livestock

WikiHow

A business plan is essential to have in place before you seek to start up a farm business, no matter what else you’ve done by way of preparation. In today’s world, animal agriculture is more complex and more variable than it was 100 years ago.

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Is it time to sell cows, build herds, or get out?

Is it time to sell cows, build herds, or get out?

 Doug Rich

High Plains Journal

This year it is nearly impossible to talk about the cattle industry in this country without talking about the drought in the southwestern U.S. At the K-State Beef conference in Manhattan, Kan., on Aug. 16 nearly every speaker alluded to the drought.

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The bull behind the blue ribbons

The bull behind the blue ribbons

Des Moines Register

“Monopoly,” an 1,800-pound Simmental, Angus & Maine Bull who lives happily just south of Adel, is becoming a legend in his own time.

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When Antibiotics are Necessary-Miley’s Story

When Antibiotics are Necessary-Miley’s Story

Zweber Family Farm News

Farming isn’t always green lush pastures and rainbows. Sometimes the decisions we have to make are hard and painful. For the past week and a half we have been closely watching a three year old cow of ours named Miley. Miley is a great cow. She is good producer and is very structurally correct.

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CNN Documentary Promises Screening and Vegan Diet Can Eliminate Heart Attacks

CNN Documentary Promises Screening and Vegan Diet Can Eliminate Heart Attacks

Forbes

CNN’s Sanjay Gupta spent an hour on Saturday night promising that heart attacks can be prevented– but never mentioned statins.

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