Monthly Archives: February 2012

Understanding brisket disease in cattle

Understanding brisket disease in cattle

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

High altitude disease, also known as brisket disease, is a condition predominantly in cattle that occurs in a percentage of cattle maintained and managed above 6,000 feet.

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Four Steps Before You Buy That Bull

Four Steps Before You Buy That Bull

Dr. W. Mark Hilton

BEEF

Investing in the genetic future of your herd is a critical step in your herd’s health and profitability. Be sure to spend adequate time analyzing your options before signing the check.

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The ‘wild’ side to be part of Ranch Management University set for April 9-13

The ‘wild’ side to be part of Ranch Management University set for April 9-13

Kay Ledbetter

North Texas E-News

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service’s Ranch Management University, scheduled April 9-13, will address several wildlife topics this year to aid those managing for more than just livestock, according to an AgriLife Extension specialist.

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A lifelong rancher

A lifelong rancher

Brandon Mathis

Cortez Journal

Larry Everett was taught the cowboy and ranching way of life by his father Walter. Like the ranch itself, the Everett work ethic has been handed down from generation to generation.

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‘The Future of Midwest Cattle Feeding’ Friday at Sauk

‘The Future of Midwest Cattle Feeding’ Friday at Sauk

saukvalley.com

Free seminars highlighting the future of Midwest cattle feeding will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at Sauk Valley Community College, 173 state Route 2.

The seminars are designed to help feeder cattle producers develop strategies for a profitable operation, Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension beef specialist, said in a news release.

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UNL Faculty Member, Alum Honored as Cattle Industry Leaders

UNL Faculty Member, Alum Honored as Cattle Industry Leaders

Syracuse Journal-Democrat

A University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and a UNL alumnus were named Top 10 Cattle Industry leaders by the Cattle Business Weekly.

Matt Spangler, an assistant animal science professor and UNL Extension beef genetics specialist, is involved in statewide and national programming in beef cattle genetics and research in beef cattle quantitative genetics.

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To synchronize or not to synchronize? That is the question

To synchronize or not to synchronize? That is the question

Allen Bridges

Farm and Ranch Guide

It has been demonstrated that using estrous synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) can improve reproductive efficiency, productivity, and profits of beef cattle operations. Let me try to convince you that you should consider using these reproductive technologies in your herd this spring.

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Consumer Interest in Beef Quality Grades Does Impact the Cattle Business

Consumer Interest in Beef Quality Grades Does Impact the Cattle Business

University of Missouri

Beef quality grades and consumer interest do impact the cow-calf producer according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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This is cow country

This is cow country

MAYA LAZAROVITZ BROWNYARD

Highlands Today

Florida is known for many things, green pastures and warm weather among them. It’s those assets that make Florida ideal for one of its major agricultural endeavors: birthing and raising calves.

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Gene-Max™:  DNA test for commercial Angus

Gene-Max™:  DNA test for commercial Angus

Certified Angus Beef

The most productive, high-quality commercial cowherds are often managed like purebreds, with individual animal records and calf performance and carcass data brought to bear on each cow. Progeny are increasingly predictable and accurate in hitting gain and grade targets.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  THE TEN PERCENT

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE TEN PERCENT

Ten percent of the people do 90% of the work

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Stress: Are Hauling and Livestock Markets More Stressful than Packing Plants?

Stress: Are Hauling and Livestock Markets More Stressful than Packing Plants?

Joe Epperly

The movie about Temple Grandin was inspiring and helped to share her experience with people who didn’t understand her gift or in my mind how cattle behave. Side note: these were cowboys who did not have the benefit of hindsight like I do, so I do not hold any grudges against them for not following a young autistic girl.

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How nutrition of the dam affects male progeny

How nutrition of the dam affects male progeny

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

It seems the more we know, the more we really don’t know or understand. In this column we have discussed fetal programming of fertility in female progeny.

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Foster calves in the beef herd

Foster calves in the beef herd

Bovine Veterinarian

Cow-calf producers are well aware that no two calving seasons are the same.  In some years, the percentage of cows delivering viable calves is quite high. 

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Influence of wet distillers grains diets on beef cattle fecal bacterial community structure

Influence of wet distillers grains diets on beef cattle fecal bacterial community structure

7th Space

The high demand for ethanol in the U.S. has generated large stocks of wet distillers grains (DG), a byproduct from the manufacture of ethanol from corn and sorghum grains.

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Take the Guesswork Out of Heifer Replacement

Take the Guesswork Out of Heifer Replacement

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Raymond Schneider, 75, admits retirement briefly crossed his mind several years ago. But new agricultural technology has him so excited that he keeps putting aside any thoughts of slowing down.

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Senator Charles Grassley- the US Needs a Comprehensive BSE Rule Now

Senator Charles Grassley- the US Needs a Comprehensive BSE Rule Now

Oklahoma Farm Report

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley says it’s time the United States shows leadership and gives our international trade negotiators a stronger footing for dealing with beef issues.

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Does Heifer Retention Equal Cattle Herd Expansion?

Does Heifer Retention Equal Cattle Herd Expansion?

Beef Today

A number of factors affect motivation for an expansion in beef cow numbers. These include prospects for future steer and heifer calf prices, feeder cattle prices, fed cattle prices, cutout values, and retail beef prices, as well as prospects for costs or profit margins at every level, the state of the beef trade, and the occurrence of drought.

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Cattle inventory: How low can it go?

Cattle inventory: How low can it go?

Mary Hightower

Delta Farm Press

The total number of U.S. beef cattle has declined 14 of the last 16 years, with 2011 marking the sixth consecutive year of weakening numbers and the longest consecutive decline in history.

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Beef Board Announces Its 2012 Leadership

Beef Board Announces Its 2012 Leadership

Agri Marketing

The Cattlemen’s Beef Board seated new members and elected 2012 officers, as well as members of its Executive Committee and the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, during its annual meeting in Nashville Feb.

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