Daily Archives: December 27, 2011

Fundamentals and Technique of Oral Fluid Therapy

Fundamentals and Technique of Oral Fluid Therapy

Edward W. Duren, Marie Bulgin, Veterinarian, Joe Magrath

Iowa State University

Whole-body dehydration results from either inadequate fluid intake or abnormally rapid losses of body fluids. Inadequate fluid intake may occur when cattle are restricted or denied free access to drinking water for extended periods of time.

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Estrogen Implants Reduce Carcass Value

Estrogen Implants Reduce Carcass Value


US – Conventional US cattle-production systems are designed to provide consumers with a consistent supply of high-quality, grain-fed beef, which is preferred in current mainstream US beef markets (both domestic and export).

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Three Different Ways to Focus on the Forage

Three Different Ways to Focus on the Forage

Mark Parker

Beef Today

Cattle come and go at Gaither Ranch, but the pastures they graze are a permanent factory, building beef from sunlight, rain and John Gaither’s constant attention.

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Bringing the cows to the feed in winter

Bringing the cows to the feed in winter


Farm & Ranch Guide

Hay bales at the Hein Ranch in central North Dakota aren’t piled up in the yard at home in December.

They are set out at a certain distance to each other in several different pastures for their cattle to do bale grazing this winter.

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South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio

South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course set for January in San Antonio

Southwest Farm Press

The South Texas Beef Cattle Short Course, presented by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Bexar Beef Cattle Committee, will be held on three consecutive Thursday evenings in January at Palo Alto Community College, 1400 W. Villaret in San Antonio.

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Cattle mutilation hurting local ranchers

Cattle mutilation hurting local ranchers


A Fort Myers rancher says he found one of his calves slaughtered and left in pieces Friday morning. He says it’s not the first time someone has come onto his property.

Several ranchers we spoke with Monday say at first, they just thought their calves were just missing – until they made the gruesome discoveries.

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Consider Adding Chromium to Your Trace Mineral Supplementation

Consider Adding Chromium to Your Trace Mineral Supplementation

Whitney Rounds, Ph.D.

Beef Today

In today’s market, beef cattle fed under commercial feeding practices are subject to multiple stresses, all potentially detracting from maximizing red meat production at the lowest possible cost.

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First it was Julia, now its Jordyn’s turn

First it was Julia, now its Jordyn’s turn

Brownfield Network

25 years ago Julia Wickard, then Julia Brown, showed cattle in the very first Hoosier Beef Congress.

“I was, I was 15 years old and this is a pretty special place, a very special place in my heart having worked for the Indiana Beef Cattle Association, but also having grown up in the livestock industry, raising beef cattle,” said Wickard.

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Controlling parasites in beef cattle

Controlling parasites in beef cattle


Farm & Ranch Guide

Many beef producers are feeding an uninvited guest each time they feed their herd – parasites – and, according to research done at the Iowa Beef Center, producers could be losing as much as $3 billion on an annual basis.

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Which food activists did Santa tell to stuff it?

Which food activists did Santa tell to stuff it?

Rick Berman

The Daily Caller

. . . loads of these donations from dog-and-cat lovers go to political initiatives aimed at, among other things, bankrupting America’s livestock farmers. HSUS’s then vice president for farm animal issues laid it out a few years back at an animal-rights conference: “We don’t want any of these animals to be raised and killed.” Read: Goodbye omelets, bacon cheeseburgers, and grande lattes — unless you can figure out a way to produce them in a lab.

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