Daily Archives: October 11, 2011

Beef Calving Success

Beef Calving Success

Cattleman to Cattleman

Experts provide several important measures cow-calf producers can take to have a successful calving season.

AgriLife Research beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake, evaluate feed efficiency

AgriLife Research beef cattle studies focus on residual-feed intake, evaluate feed efficiency

Agrilife Today

Feed efficiency in beef cattle is getting a closer look by a Texas AgriLife Research scientist, who is evaluating both feedlot performance and feed intake to improve profitability and reduce the environmental impact of beef production systems.

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Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Why is Early Castration of Bull Calves Important?

Cattle Today

In the United States, more than 17 million bulls are castrated yearly that range in age from one day to one 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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Veterinarians On Call: New Reality Series Takes Viewers Inside America’s Barns

Veterinarians On Call: New Reality Series Takes Viewers Inside America’s Barns

KOTA News

The work of farm vets is featured in the new reality series Veterinarians On Call, which premieres this fall on channel YouTube.com/VetsOnCall or YouTube.com/VeterinariansOnCall.

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The less popular meat cuts: A guide to butcher favorites

The less popular meat cuts: A guide to butcher favorites

Cristian Feher

Daily Loaf

Like Michael Jackson and Elvis Presley, we’re all familiar with the popular cuts. New York strip steak, T-Bone steaks, rack of lamb, and baby back ribs have all had their names displayed in bright lights. And it’s very likely that they’ve headlined a show on your kitchen table more than once.

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Saddle & Sirloin Honors Prominent Angus Breeder, Auctioneer Goggins with Annual Portrait

Saddle & Sirloin Honors Prominent Angus Breeder, Auctioneer Goggins with Annual Portrait

AgriMarketing

Lifelong livestock marketer and Angus breeder Patrick "Pat" Goggins is the recipient of the 2011 Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Award.

"During the last 50 years, Goggins built his livestock auction business into one of the largest and most successful in the country," says Terry Cotton, general manager of Angus Productions Inc. (API) and chairman of the nominating committee.

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Repurposed materials for livestock operations

Repurposed materials for livestock operations

Bovine Veterinarian

The Repurposed Materials company has taken industrial products that often end up in the landfill and has found creative, lower-cost uses for them in the livestock and agriculture industry.

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Minerals to Cows

Minerals to Cows

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Setting up the right mineral program for the herd starts with the basics.

The amount of minerals in forages varies tremendously over the year. Lower levels and availability of calcium and magnesium in lush spring grasses, combined with a cow’s peak need for calcium and magnesium, may mean an increase in cases of milk fever (low calcium), grass tetany (low magnesium) or a combination of both (what I call lactation tetany).

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New Frontiers in Beef Genetic Improvement

New Frontiers in Beef Genetic Improvement

Jerilyn Johnson

Missouri Ruralist

Faced with ever-increasing input costs, a shrinking beef herd and global competition, U.S. beef producers will have to seize new opportunities to build a better beef animal and better profits.

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Precautions protect against cattle theft

Precautions protect against cattle theft

Linda Breazeale

NEMS360.com

Texas recently sentenced a man with a lengthy history of cattle theft to 99 years in prison for stealing 400 cattle, worth more than $200,000, from an Oktibbeha County rancher. Using a fake name and cattle company, Carl Wade Curry arranged to "buy" the cattle but never sent payment.

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