Daily Archives: February 16, 2012

Don Good, influential cattle judge, dies at 90

Don Good, influential cattle judge, dies at 90


Don L. Good, former Head of the Department of Animal Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University and a distinguished and influential livestock judge, died Tuesday at his home in Manhattan, Kan. He was 90.

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A History of Cattle Selection

A History of Cattle Selection

Western Livestock Journal

As inspiration to write this article, I watched the famous 1925 Buster Keaton movie “Go West” where they take a large group of steers from a desert range, load them on to a rail road car and then Buster leads them through town to Los Angeles Stock Yards.

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Preventing BRDC

Preventing BRDC

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Geni Wren Decreasing bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) in feedlot cattle can decrease mortality and morbidity as well as reduce treatment and subclinical costs of the disease. Cattle free from respiratory disease have improved performance including better average daily and gain and feed conversion.

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Bullish Ranchers Stocking to Capacity

Bullish Ranchers Stocking to Capacity

Katie Micik


Dave Hamilton raises a few thousand head of cattle in Nebraska’s Sandhills and he’s stocked his pastures to capacity. His neighbors are doing the same.

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‘Backgrounding for Quality’ Field Day Focuses on Profitability

‘Backgrounding for Quality’ Field Day Focuses on Profitability

Oklahoma Farm Report

Set for Thursday, March 8 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., the event aims to help stocker operators reach profitability by focusing on their output. White Brothers Cattle Co. will host attendees at their ranch south of Chickasha, Okla.

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Nebraska Agriculture Group Disagrees With Chipotle Ad

Nebraska Agriculture Group Disagrees With Chipotle Ad


An ad from burrito chain Chipotle has been a topic of discussion in many social media forums this week after it debuted on national television.

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Catering to Cattle Comfort Pays Off in Performance

Catering to Cattle Comfort Pays Off in Performance

Kim Kanzler Holt

Hereford World

Twig Marston says that the little things that we do to give cattle a feeling of comfort when we ask them to produce for us can really add up.

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Top Policy Issues for Cattlemen

Top Policy Issues for Cattlemen

Sara Brown

Beef Today

The No. 1 priority for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) vice president of government affairs Colin Woodall is getting the death tax repealed.

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Dr. Don Good – My Hero

Dr. Don Good – My Hero

Chris Mullinix

Butler AGvocates

My name is Chris Mullinix and this represents my first ever Butler Blog.  I’m excited to do so but must admit my motivation stems from sadness.  We all have heroes and mentors in our life and last night I lost one of mine in Dr. Don Good. 

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Become a more-efficient cattle producer

Become a more-efficient cattle producer

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Many factors can determine whether or not a livestock operation is successful, but managing production, economics and finance, marketing and people can help minimize risk.

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