Daily Archives: February 8, 2012



When I started practicing feedlot medicine in the late ‘60’s it was a fairly new specialty.

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Specialist offers tips on buying bulls

Specialist offers tips on buying bulls

Patrick Davis


Cow-calf producers, it is time to start looking at purchasing the next herd sire. Understanding all segments of the beef cattle industry your calves will pass through is important in selecting the next herd sire.

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Corn market says we must do more with forages

Corn market says we must do more with forages

Rick Rasby

High corn prices have signaled that cow-calf producers must do more with forages. With the national beef cow herd shrinking, the availability of pasture and range should increase, causing a decrease in costs.

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$100 Million Fund Established to Protect Cattlemen

$100 Million Fund Established to Protect Cattlemen


Last week, CME Group Inc. (CME) established a $100 million fund to protect farmers and ranchers who utilise CME. Cattlemen attending the 2012 Cattle Industry Convention heard from Bryan Durkin, CME chief operating officer, who said on behalf of CME that they felt an “inherent” responsibility to help their customers. He said there is more to be done.

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Cattle rabies is no laughing matter

Cattle rabies is no laughing matter

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

A recent online blog in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about a Georgia farmer who was attached by his rabid cow makes light of the incident, but rabies in livestock is no joke.

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The Mirage of Herd Expansion

The Mirage of Herd Expansion

John Harrington


I once saw a cartoon that pictured an old man sitting in a rest home with an expression both haggard and determined. Off to one side, two nurses are quietly discussing his prospects.

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Producer Support of the Beef Checkoff at 18-Year High

Producer Support of the Beef Checkoff at 18-Year High

Beef Today

"It’s clear," says Joint Producer Communications Committee (JPCC) Chair Hank Maxey Jr., "that beef and dairy producers see more in their beef checkoff program than just paying for a few ads or a few promotions.

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Cattle industry uses fewer resources than 30 years ago

Cattle industry uses fewer resources than 30 years ago

Chris Davis

In an increasingly technological age, efficiency is the name of the game.

But the push to do more with less isn’t restricted to electronics.

Even an industry critical to KOTA Territory’s economy that’s seen major changes during the last 30 years.

"This ranch is a hobby," said Larry Vignaroli, a rancher outside Ucross, Wyo.

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Repopulation After Drought Spawns New Rules

Repopulation After Drought Spawns New Rules

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Looking into the future has always been somewhat tricky in the beef business. Far sighted visions or crystal ball predictions stemming around what next year’s calf crop is going to look like or where future prices will be are often put on hold by more immediate tasks at hand.

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Pfizer Launches New BRD Product

Pfizer Launches New BRD Product


ADVOCIN™(danofloxacin mesylate) is now available from Pfizer Animal Health – offering a cost-effective fluoroquinolone alternative for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD).

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