Daily Archives: October 17, 2011

Baxter Black, DVM:  DEER HUNTING COW LICK

Baxter Black, DVM:  DEER HUNTING COW LICK

I’ve got a mule deer hangin’ on my wall from northern New Mexico so I could relate to Rafael’s story.

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Winter Feed Quality Depends on Proper Handling

Winter Feed Quality Depends on Proper Handling

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Hay is one of the most common winter feedstuffs in most regions of the country. Mixed emotions come from most cattlemen when talking about this vital resource.

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Prevent spring scours this fall

Prevent spring scours this fall

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

This harsh year will cause your beef veterinary clients to use every strategy they can to bring their pregnant cows and heifers through the winter in good shape and deliver healthy calves.

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Northern Beef Plant Opening Delayed

Northern Beef Plant Opening Delayed

KDLT News

Opening of the Northern Beef Packers plant near Aberdeen has been delayed until December.

The plant had been expected to open in November but now has a target date of Dec. 9.

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Cowboy way is the ‘Real McCoy’

Cowboy way is the ‘Real McCoy’

Dee Likes

Topeka Capital Journal

Calm, but tough and rugged. Courageous and independent, but also honorable and ethical.

Those are but a few of the words that jump to mind when the ordinary person hears the term or thinks of the image of a “cowboy.”

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When vegetarians and higher education mix, beware the results

When vegetarians and higher education mix, beware the results

Canada.com

Well, I darn near dropped my pork chop on the newspaper, right there at the breakfast table: "I’m sorry, but isn’t this an oxymoron? How can a university be both top-rated and vegetarian-friendly?"

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Effects of summer drought linger for cattle farmers

Effects of summer drought linger for cattle farmers

David Burton

Springfield News Leader

Hot, dry conditions across much of cattle country this summer have left cattle with thin pastures and not much to chew this fall.

While not opportune, these conditions give farmers a chance to look at their cattle herds with a critical eye and evaluate their feeding options.

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What is hay really worth? Depends on value and price

What is hay really worth? Depends on value and price

JOE T. BROESDER

Great Falls Tribune

When new crop hay starts hitting the ground, one of the common questions we get in the Extension Office is "What is hay worth?" The answer should be, it depends. In general hay has a value and a price. Let’s explore both of these.

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Texas ranchers, farmers, seeing record losses in grip of drought, say, “These are desperate times”

Texas ranchers, farmers, seeing record losses in grip of drought, say, "These are desperate times"

Patrick Beach

AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN

The land that Don Casey raises cattle on in Blanco County has been in his family since Sam Houston gave a land grant to a Texas soldier after the Battle of San Jacinto, a piece of paper that eventually found its way to Casey’s great-great-great-grandfather and set the family toward the port of Galveston from Germany.

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Are cows really lemmings at heart?

Are cows really lemmings at heart?

Philip Jackman

The Globe and Mail

“I grew up on a farm that had both milk and beef cattle at various times,” Jim Meyers of St. Catharine’s, Ont., writes, but he never pondered the pastoral question of why cows face the same way while grazing, nor can he confirm that the beasts actually do.

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