Daily Archives: April 26, 2012

Managing For Reproductive Success: Inseminator Efficiency

Managing For Reproductive Success: Inseminator Efficiency

Jim Krantz


Fertility is influenced by many factors, and one of the best methods to look at the factors is with the “Equation of Reproduction”. . .

With AI, inseminator efficiency is influenced by semen handling and the ability of the technician to deposit semen in the correct location.

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Grand-Scale Animal Welfare

Grand-Scale Animal Welfare

Kasey Miller

Angus Journal

‘We raise [cattle] for us. That means we owe them some respect. Nature is cruel, but we don’t have to be,” says Temple Grandin in the 2010 award-winning HBO movie Temple Grandin. In person, she emphasized the same thing.

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BSE facts you need to know

BSE facts you need to know

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Yesterday’s announcement by USDA’s Chief Veterinarian John Clifford, DVM, of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) confirmed in a central California dairy cow sent shock waves throughout the beef and dairy industries as well as the consumer press.

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Incidence of E. coli 0157:H7 Lowered by Decreasing WDGS Before Slaughter

Incidence of E. coli 0157:H7 Lowered by Decreasing WDGS Before Slaughter

Cheryl Anderson


The incidence of Escherichia coli 0157:H7 in finishing cattle can be lowered by reducing the rate of wet distillers grains with solubles prior to slaughter, according to Nebraska researchers.

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Forage testing can save money

Forage testing can save money


There are many tests that Extension specialists rely on to solve perplexing problems or questions received from cattle producers according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Livestock Feed Price Alert

Livestock Feed Price Alert

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

If you’re feeding cattle, watch for opportunities to lock in feed deals during the summer months.

After years of rising corn and feed prices, livestock producers might get a reprieve. With the opportunity to lock in corn at $4.50 to $5 per bushel, that could help reduce break-evens.

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Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case


Macon Telegraph

The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a year.

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Mad cow case raises the issue of tracking livestock

Mad cow case raises the issue of tracking livestock

Dina ElBoghdady and David Brown

Washington Post

The case of mad cow disease that surfaced in California this week reignited a long-running debate about what has been described as a weak link in the U.S. beef supply: the lack of a mandatory system to trace the path a cow takes from farm to fork.

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Students educated on beef in “Bringing the Ranch to OSU” seminar

Students educated on beef in "Bringing the Ranch to OSU" seminar

Jessica Canaday

The Daily O’Collegian

The first “Bringing the Ranch to OSU” brought collegiate and professional consumers together to discuss the meat of the cattle industry.

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Horsing Around With Grass-Fed Beef

Horsing Around With Grass-Fed Beef

Margaret Buranen

Progressive Farmer

When brothers Justin and Willis Sautter decided it was time for a little economic diversification on the farm, they weren’t sure what track to take. But they knew one thing for sure: It had to be safe for horses to be nearby.

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