Daily Archives: January 17, 2012

Genomics for the Rancher

Genomics for the Rancher

Troy Smith

Angus Productions Inc.

On Day 2 of Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII, Colorado State University Extension beef specialist Jack Whittier offered a rancher’s “primer” on genomics — the study of genes and their function — and explained how application of the science is providing modern tools for genetic improvement through seedstock selection.

Full Story

Quarantine To Ward off the Spread of Warts

Quarantine To Ward off the Spread of Warts

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Cattle face warts is a treatable, but contagious condition. It underscores why new animals on the farm should be quarantined.

Full Story

Beef Cattle Operation Management Tips

Beef Cattle Operation Management Tips

Derrell Peel

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dr. Peel tells us that if you have beef animals to sell- they will likely sell for a relatively high price- so if you have had to cull your beef cow herd because of the 2012 drought and will have fewer calves to sell in the next year or so- you may want to consider running a few stockers as you gradually rebuild your mama cow numbers, assuming you have forage to support them.

Full Story

Nighttime is right time to feed expectant cows

Nighttime is right time to feed expectant cows

DONALD STOTTS

Land & Livestock Post

It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant positive effect on reducing calf mortality, which has been of in-creasing importance with the use of larger beef breeds and cattle with larger birth weights.

Full Story

App Released For Cattle Industry Convention And NCBA Tradeshow

App Released For Cattle Industry Convention And NCBA Tradeshow

Agri Marketing

For the first time ever, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow is releasing a smartphone app for its 2012 show to be held Feb. 1-4 in Nashville, TN. Available for the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry, the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Tradeshow App (CIC&NCBA) will give its users access to everything the largest cattle convention has to offer – before, during and after the show.

Full Story

2012 BQA part 1

2012 BQA part 1

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

As we begin yet another new year, it’s time to once again review what we should all be doing to create the safest BEEF possible. It doesn’t matter if you’re a "Grass-based, 100% Grass-fed, Grain-Finished or Feed-lot producer."  This is the first installment of 5 focusing on BQA

Full Story

Preventing navel & joint ill in calves

Preventing navel & joint ill in calves

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

The warm weather continues. I saw several farmers out disking corn stalks last week. We have had a few lambing calls (obstetrics and prolapses). Once lambing begins, calving isn’t far behind.

Full Story