Daily Archives: April 10, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  “ET TU, UTERI!”

Baxter Black, DVM:  “ET TU, UTERI!”

Many country veterinary practitioners have invested money in their clinics for facilities to handle cattle and horses.

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Better Pastures, Better Performance Come With Clover

Better Pastures, Better Performance Come With Clover

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

While clovers take time and money to establish, the benefits usually outweigh the hassle.

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Strategic Deworming: Time It Right

Strategic Deworming: Time It Right

Dr. Jon Seeger

BEEF

Strategic deworming success is the result of precise timing. Once perfected, cow/calf producers can expect to see many benefits to their operations — not only in their wallets but in the health and productivity of their cattle as well.

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Hawaii’s cowboys: A dying breed?

Hawaii’s cowboys: A dying breed?

Dany Mitzman

BBC
We usually associate cowboys with American states like Texas, California and New Mexico, but Hawaii has its own strong cowboy tradition dating back more than 200 years. It is a tradition Hawaii’s older cowboys are trying their best to preserve.

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Amid pink slime, consumers want details about their food

Amid pink slime, consumers want details about their food

Daniel P. Finney

USA Today

At the meat counter, in the produce aisle and in the restaurant, consumers are asking more questions about their food.

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EPA creates new permit for animal feedlots

EPA creates new permit for animal feedlots

KTVB.com

The Environmental Protection Agency has drafted a new permit for to help regulate water discharge from Idaho’s animal feedlots.

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National Beef Quality Audit Benchmarks Beef Industry Progress Back

National Beef Quality Audit Benchmarks Beef Industry Progress Back

Lynn Gordon

iGrow

Results will soon be tallied on the comprehensive benchmark study called the National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) which provides the beef industry with the current baseline of beef production and processing parameters.

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CowScout™S Activity Monitoring System

CowScout™S Activity Monitoring System

Bovine Veterinarian

Electronically monitoring cows for heat detection can reduce labor, increase pregnancy rates, decrease days open and limit the need for hormone treatments. Now, with the new CowScout™S system, from GEA Farm Technologies, dairy producers can benefit from electronic activity monitors and receive more accurate breeding information, no matter where they are, via internet, smart phone or text messaging.

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Texas Grass-Feed Beef Conference Is May 30-31

Texas Grass-Feed Beef Conference Is May 30-31

Hay & Forage Grower

A broad range of topics pertaining to grass-fed beef production will be covered May 30-31 at Texas A&M University in College Station.

The Texas AgriLife Extension Service will host its second grass-fed beef conference for beef producers and consumers.

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The role of livestock in water contamination

The role of livestock in water contamination

American Society of Animal Science

Animal FrontiersLast spring, 3,000 people in Europe fell sick after consuming vegetables contaminated with the E. coli O104:H4 bacteria. Scientists are still not sure if the contamination came from humans or livestock.

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