Daily Archives: September 9, 2011

Enteric Diseases of Cattle

Enteric Diseases of Cattle

Dr. Donal O’Toole

University of Wyoming

About 10% of all dairy calves and 5% of all beef calves die of scours of all causes. Most are due to infectious agents, often occurring in combination (agent A + B).  Indigestion, fever, heart failure and other non-infectious disease processes can also cause diarrhea as a clinical sign.

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Take time to think about “The Biggies”

Take time to think about "The Biggies"

Dallas Mount

The Cattle Business Weekly

If you manage an ag operation, where do you spend the majority of your management time and effort?  My observation is that many managers spend too much time worrying on the minor things and not enough time on “the biggies.” 

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Reproductive Performance Drives Profits

Reproductive Performance Drives Profits

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

In periods where the dollar per pound price is hovering as high as it is today, it is easy for some to forget all the hard work it took to raise that calf and get caught up in what calves are bringing.

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BeefTalk: Time to be Proactive

BeefTalk: Time to be Proactive

 Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

If one is to remain in the beef business, planning is critical. Year after year, a little golden nugget often is missed in the cattle business. Thinking ahead and using some good old logic should tell a producer that the cow is going to start slowing up on her milk production as the fall season approaches. In many operations, the producer will stop milking the cow.

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Researchers Uncover Genetic Link To Cattle Diseases

Researchers Uncover Genetic Link To Cattle Diseases


The origin of three costly cattle diseases is genetically linked, according to findings from US Department of Agriculture (USDA) researchers.

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Border Health Issues

Border Health Issues

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

The health of cattle coming into the U.S. from Mexico are a concern for many in the industry.

Dave Hartman had a major problem a few years ago. His cows were dropping dead for no apparent reason.

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EPA declares hay a pollutant

EPA declares hay a pollutant

Natural News

he assault against American industry and individual livelihood continues — and no, it is not coming from Al-Qaeda or other foreign terrorists.

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Drought Forces Nearly 10,000 Cows out of Texas

Drought Forces Nearly 10,000 Cows out of Texas

Anna-Lisa Giannini,

Beef Today

Ranchers throughout Texas have been suffering from drought for months, now many are taking their last option and moving cattle out of Texas.

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Mexico’s Beef Production, Consumption Changing

Mexico’s Beef Production, Consumption Changing

Burt Rutherford


While access to international markets and a growing global beef trade provided some impetus for change in Mexico, population and general economic growth prompted the most significant demand changes in the quantity and quality of meat.

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Insights on mob grazing

Insights on mob grazing

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

No two livestock operations are completely alike, but by attending meetings like the Nebraska Grazing Conference, cattle producers can generate ideas to make their own operations more viable.

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