Monthly Archives: March 2012

Spring Rains, Warmth Boost Insect Numbers

Spring Rains, Warmth Boost Insect Numbers

Keri Collins Lewis

Cattle TOday

Mississippi State – Many Mississippians wonder whether the mild winter will increase the insect pest populations in their gardens and fields this year. However, spring weather could be the more significant factor, said Mississippi State University experts.

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BeefTalk: Drought and Stocking Rates Are Two Key Terms

BeefTalk: Drought and Stocking Rates Are Two Key Terms

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The wonderful fall of 2011 and enjoyable winter of 2012 are over. Not unlike purchases that are put on a credit for payment later, good fall and winter seasons generally require payment.

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Young male cattle have increased risk of respiratory disease during transport

Young male cattle have increased risk of respiratory disease during transport

American Society of Animal Science

According to a study by researchers at Kansas State University, excessive travel can have detrimental effects on the respiratory health and overall performance of cattle.

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Livestock execs plead guilty to theft in Kentucky

Livestock execs plead guilty to theft in Kentucky

BRYAN COHEN

Legal Newsline

The pleas were made by former executives of the New Albany, Ind.-based Eastern Livestock LLC, which is now defunct. Thomas "Tommy" Gibson, the company’s former CEO, and Steve McDonald, the company’s former chief financial officer, pled guilty to all counts against them.

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Lack of fertility in cows linked to mysterious male DNA

Lack of fertility in cows linked to mysterious male DNA

American Society of Animal Science

The genomes of cows that have difficulty reproducing often contain fragments of the male Y chromosome, according to a new study in press in the Journal of Animal Science. The researchers say this finding could help cattle producers identify subfertile females before investing time and resources on breeding attempts.

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ABBA to Host BIF Events in Houston

ABBA to Host BIF Events in Houston

Cattle Today

The 44th Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and annual meeting will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Houston on April 18 – 20, 2012.

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Take the Cattle Handling Challenge

Take the Cattle Handling Challenge

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Geni Wren Are you an expert in feedlot cattle handling or wish you knew more?

Last week feedlot owner Anne Burkholder, Cozad, Neb., offered up a cattle handling challenge test on her Feedyard Foodie website so you can test your knowledge.

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