Daily Archives: May 1, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE VETERINARIAN’S HUSBAND

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE VETERINARIAN’S HUSBAND

Normally when I get a letter or e-mail from someone who has “seen themselves” in my column, I write back, apologize, swear I’ll try to do better, and promise as a penance, to bathe their Pekingese.

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Early summer de-worming of nursing calves affects weight gain

Early summer de-worming of nursing calves affects weight gain

Glenn Selk

High Plains Journal

Concern about increasing parasite resistance to popular de-worming products suggests that producers may want to consult with their local large animal veterinarian about the choice of de-wormers that are most effective in their area.

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Animal ID Plan Sent to White House Following Mad Cow Find

Animal ID Plan Sent to White House Following Mad Cow Find

Alan Bjerga

BusinessWeek

A proposal to strengthen the tracking of U.S. cattle has been sent to the White House for a fast-track review after a case of mad cow disease was discovered in California and spurred calls for a more stringent system.

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Plan ahead for breeding

Plan ahead for breeding

AgriLabs

An early start can help ensure that bulls have ample body condition before breeding season begins. Industry experts encourage producers to start thinking about their bulls — evaluating overall flesh, age, and nutritional needs — 120 days before turnout.

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Uncloaking the Mystery of Ag

Uncloaking the Mystery of Ag

Kim Holt

Angus Journal

‘The more we can take the mystery out of our industry, the more the public is going to continue supporting agriculture.” This was one of the key messages delivered by Kay Johnson Smith to beef producers gathered this past winter at the annual convention of the Idaho Cattle Association.

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Saving by Grazing

Saving by Grazing

Becky Mills

DTN

Mitch Baltz has four-year-old hay on hand and it doesn’t bother him one bit. The Powhatan, Ark., producer believes the first priority in feeding cattle is letting them get all the nutrition they can from pastures.

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Congressman Promises to Keep His Eye on the Obama Administration and Their Youth Labor Rule

Congressman Promises to Keep His Eye on the Obama Administration and Their Youth Labor Rule

Oklahoma Farm Report

The celebrations in farm country continue. The decision announced last week by the Obama Administration to not pursue the proposed rule that would have strictly regulated young men and ladies under 16 when it came to working on a farm or ranch.

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