Daily Archives: November 23, 2011



Not everyone has a car, owns a home, carries a cell phone, can swim, knows the 18th president and can hum “Blue Eyes Cryin’ in the Rain.”

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Johne’s disease

Johne’s disease

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Johne’s disease is gaining greater attention among beef cattle producers and veterinarians who work with beef cattle. Johne’s was first described in Germany early in the 20th century and is caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium paratuberculosis (which is related to the bacteria that cause tuberculosis in humans).

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Advancements In Herd Genetics

Advancements In Herd Genetics


Additional genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs) and genomic percent ranks for docility (DOC), yearling height (YH), scrotal circumference (SC), mature height (MH) and mature weight (MW) that incorporate the genomic results provided by the High Density 50K (HD 50K) platform from Pfizer Animal Genetics are new advancements in herd genetics.

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Preconditioning Payback

Preconditioning Payback

Becky Mills


Last year was a slam dunk for Herman Laramore’s preconditioning program, even with feed prices clocking in around $160 a ton. He hopes this year turns out, as well.

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Did you add ‘value’ to your calf crop this year?

Did you add ‘value’ to your calf crop this year?

Jason K. Ahola   

Progressive Cattleman

The majority of U.S. cow-calf producers spend time and money to add some level of “value” to their calves before selling each fall.

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Eng Foundation Will Fund Cow-Calf Efficiency Research

Eng Foundation Will Fund Cow-Calf Efficiency Research

Joe Roybal


Cattleman and consulting nutritionist Kenneth Eng believes that in this current climate of escalating land and feed prices, a semi-confinement cow-calf model makes economic sense.

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Gordon Dickerson: Defining Economic Efficiency of Beef Production

Gordon Dickerson: Defining Economic Efficiency of Beef Production

M.W. Tess and K. C. Davis, Animal and Range Sciences Department, Montana State University

Dr. Gordon E. Dickerson was a visionary and productive scientist whose many scientific contributions included a systems approach to the genetic improvement of economic efficiency of beef production.

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NCBA Invites Youth to Compete in 2012 Contests

NCBA Invites Youth to Compete in 2012 Contests

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) will host a number of youth contests at the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show. NCBA encourages all youth interested in agriculture to participate in the NCBA youth contests that will be held Feb. 1-4, in Nashville, Tenn.

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Area beef meetings set for 10 Indiana locations

Area beef meetings set for 10 Indiana locations

AG Answers

Purdue University and the Indiana Beef Cattle Association will hold 10 area beef meetings across Indiana in December and January.

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Congress Places Restrictions on Implementation of GIPSA Rule

Congress Places Restrictions on Implementation of GIPSA Rule

AGRI Marketing

Congress voted on a $19.8 billion 2012 agricultural spending bill that includes language blocking the U.S. Department of Agriculture from implementing controversial reforms to livestock and poultry marketing.

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