Daily Archives: October 19, 2011

Winter feeding & supplementation

Winter feeding & supplementation

Kenny Barrett Jr., DVM, MS

Tri State Livestock News

Fall pregnancy diagnosis is the first time producers have to thoroughly evaluate the condition of their cowherd. Calves are either recently weaned or will be within weeks.

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Japan Said Preparing to Relax Curbs on U.S. Beef Imports

Japan Said Preparing to Relax Curbs on U.S. Beef Imports

Aya Takada

Bloomberg

Japan is preparing to ease restrictions on U.S. beef imports as concerns about mad cow disease receded and domestic cattle production fell after the nation’s worst nuclear disaster since World War II.

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Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock

Nitrate Toxicity in Livestock

Oklahoma State University

Farmers and ranchers depend on the successful combination of livestock and crops. Forage crops, in particular, are important to the producer, but they should be monitored due to plant toxicants that can be a problem. One toxicosis of concern is Nitrate (N03 ) toxicity.

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Weigh Your Options When Supplementing Cow Herd

Weigh Your Options When Supplementing Cow Herd

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Part 1

Most producers know that a major part of any cattle production program is nutrition. Nutrition is the foundation upon which virtually everything else is built, it affects growth, reproduction, health.

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Veterinarians’ role to grow in ensuring judicious drug use

Veterinarians’ role to grow in ensuring judicious drug use

Tom Quaife

Bovine Veterinarian

On Sept. 7, the U.S. Government Accountability Office reported that agencies have made “limited progress” in addressing antibiotic use in animals.

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Ten Things to Ask About Your Feedyard

Ten Things to Ask About Your Feedyard

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

When Roy Davis got serious about wanting to feed out the calves from his South Devon cow herd, one of the first things he did was visit several feedyards.

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Texas Vet looks at proposed traceability rule

Texas Vet looks at proposed traceability rule

Burt Rutherford

Southwest Farm Press

This August, USDA’s Animal and Plant health Inspection Service (APHIS) proposed a new set of rules for animal traceability under which livestock moving interstate would have to be officially identified unless specifically exempted.

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Beef co-op struggles to fill orders

Beef co-op struggles to fill orders

KTVL

The Country Natural Beef cooperative says it’s having trouble filling orders because high prices are luring some producers back to traditional sales outlets.

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Organic, Grass-Fed Beef

Organic, Grass-Fed Beef

Erika Thomas

KMEG

Marvin DeBlauw was born and raised in Hartington, Nebraska, calling the same farmstead home for more than 60 years. Even though he still farms the same land, Marvin is leaving behind traditional techniques. He now raises grass–fed, certified organic Angus beef.

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Marin’s award-winning, vegetarian cattle rancher

Marin’s award-winning, vegetarian cattle rancher

Paul Liberatore

Marin Independent Journal

AS SHE SAT on the deck of the rustic, seaside house her husband built on the Bolinas Mesa, Nicolette Hahn Niman reflected on the ironic turn of events that led her — a vegetarian, environmental lawyer, author of a book exposing the horrors of industrial livestock farming — to become a blue jean-wearing, horseback-riding, progressive-thinking California cattle rancher.

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