Daily Archives: May 14, 2012

OSU Tabs Dr. Clint Rusk of South Dakota State as New Animal Science Department Head

OSU Tabs Dr. Clint Rusk of South Dakota State as New Animal Science Department Head

Oklahoma Farm Report

OSU Tabs Dr. Clint Rusk of South Dakota State as New Animal Science Department Head The Dean and Vice President of the Division of Agriculture for Oklahoma State University, Dr. Bob Whitson, has announced that a new Department Head for the crucial Animal Science Department at OSU has been selected.

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Healthy Animals Make Confident Consumers

Healthy Animals Make Confident Consumers


Many groups in society, including politicians, activists, scientists, and stakeholders, are advocating significant changes to livestock production practices. These changes include modification of stocking densities, limitations on antimicrobial use, and requirements for outdoor "experiences." Such changes may affect animal health.

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USDA takes issue with senator’s comments on LFTB

USDA takes issue with senator’s comments on LFTB

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The U-S Department of Agriculture is taking issue with comments Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley made regarding the closing of three plants that produced the lean finely textured beef (LFTB) product.

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Sexed Semen –Technology Tool for the Commercial Producer?

Sexed Semen –Technology Tool for the Commercial Producer?

Heather Larson

Sexed Semen in the beef industry in previous years may have seemed out of reach for the commercial producer. In a previous article, “How Does the Cost of AI Compare to Natural Service?” by Warren Rusche, it discussed the cost of AI service versus natural service. 

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Examining cattle at a distance

Examining cattle at a distance

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian

Allen Roussel, DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVIM, Dipl. ECBHM, Texas A&M University, believes that physical examination of cattle should begin with observation of the animal from a distance.

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Make Estrus Sync Count

Make Estrus Sync Count

Sara Brown

Beef Today

Cattle producers can’t count on the luck of the draw when it comes to reproductive technology— with more investments in estrus synchronization technology and breeding of high-value animals, it is too costly to make a mistake.

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How-to Become a CEO in agriculture and stay out of the red

How-to Become a CEO in agriculture and stay out of the red

Amanda Radke

Tri State Livestock News

Despite record-high prices in the agriculture industry, input costs continue to rise. The cost of feed, fuel and fertilizer, along with escalating land prices, have created the perfect storm for producers to get in over their heads.

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Forage Superbowl Vet Learns By Competing

Forage Superbowl Vet Learns By Competing

Neil Tietz

Hay and Forage Grower

Paul Peterson always checks the nutrient analyses of top-finishing World Forage Analysis Superbowl entries.

 “I think you can do a better job if you know what you’re aiming for,” he says.

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Genomic research shows livestock origins

Genomic research shows livestock origins

Rusty Evans

The Leaf Chronicle

David Kirkpatrick shares some good information on the origin of livestock:

Modern cattle are descended from a small herd domesticated in the Middle East about 10,500 years ago, according to recent genetics research.

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Cattle genetics pioneer Roy Berg, 85, passes

Cattle genetics pioneer Roy Berg, 85, passes


Alberta’s beef cattle industry is mourning a renowned livestock geneticist credited with "revolutionizing" the business by pioneering selective cross-breeding of cattle.

Dr. Roy Berg died Tuesday at age 85 after a "long illness," the University of Alberta said Wednesday.

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