Daily Archives: January 30, 2012

What does a cattle disease look like in a human?

What does a cattle disease look like in a human?


Farm & Ranch Guide

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 75 percent of the newest emerging infectious diseases affecting humans are diseases of animal origin. They also report that approximately 60 percent of all human diseases are zoonotic – meaning they can spread from an animal to a human.

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Cattlemen speak out on downer livestock ruling

Cattlemen speak out on downer livestock ruling

Red Bluff Daily News

Following this week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the slaughter of non-ambulatory livestock, there is some lingering confusion about the slaughter of non-ambulatory cattle.

In short, the court’s ruling that California law cannot be stricter than federal law does not affect the slaughter of non-ambulatory cattle because federal regulations already prohibit the slaughter and sale of meat from cattle that are unable to walk.

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Cow/Calf Beef Improvement Seminar-Cattle Disposition

Cow/Calf Beef Improvement Seminar-Cattle Disposition

Malory Dolin

Beef cow/calf producers have the opportunity to learn about the effects of temperament on cow/calf productivity. A group of Purdue Extension Educators are hosting a seminar at the Lawrence County Fairgrounds on Saturday February 11th and registration will start at 8:00 a.m.

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Animal Performance Shaped By Genetics, Environment

Animal Performance Shaped By Genetics, Environment

Chad Gulley

Tyler Paper

When it comes to livestock, animal performance is determined by two factors — genetics and the environment.

Environmental factors may include climate, topography, forages, disease, management practices and economics. In 2011 with the drought, several of these factors came into play.

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Presidential Candidates and Animal Issues

Presidential Candidates and Animal Issues


It is our hope that the above will help to answer some of the questions you may have in regards to where the candidates stand on animal issues. It is intended to only be one resource, guiding you to do further research on the issue. Considering the ongoing legislation and the agenda of the animal rights groups, our next Presidential choice will have great impact on future animal legislation.

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Nutrients vital to beef cows, despite mild winter

Nutrients vital to beef cows, despite mild winter

Tri State Livestock News

A summer of excessive moisture and good grass growth followed by record high temperatures and record low precipitation this winter has provided many northern plains cattle producers with the opportunity to extend their grazing season well beyond normal.

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Cattle-Fax’s Blach: A great time to be in the cattle industry

Cattle-Fax’s Blach: A great time to be in the cattle industry

Larry Dreiling

High Plains Journal

"If you’ve been around this business for any period of time, you’re probably feeling pretty good today, and darn it, we shouldn’t have to apologize for these high prices. They’re a long, long time coming," said Blach, president and CEO of Cattle-Fax.

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Bloat at this time of year could be deadly for cattle

Bloat at this time of year could be deadly for cattle

Fred Hall

Wichita Falls Time Record

Frothy bloat occurs when the gases produced during ruminal fermentation cannot be expelled from the rumen by eructation (belching). At the onset of bloat, cattle may cease eating and the bloat may dissipate.

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Southeastern Cattle Producers Could Make Money with Stockers

Southeastern Cattle Producers Could Make Money with Stockers

Cattle Today

 “Rain or shine, wet or dry, do you want to make more money from your cows next year?” asks a Texas AgriLife Research forage scientist.

“It’s possible primarily as today’s high-priced corn has changed the way feedlots are doing business,” said Dr. Monte Rouquette, AgriLife Research forage scientist.

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Where’s the beef? Cattle inventory falls

Where’s the beef? Cattle inventory falls

Elizabeth Campbell

Pittsburgh Post Gazette

The U.S. cattle inventory fell to the smallest size in 60 years as of Jan. 1, dropping more than expected, after a drought in the southern U.S. scorched pastures, spurring ranchers to shrink herds.

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