Daily Archives: May 29, 2012

Veterinarian: Time strategic deworming right

Veterinarian: Time strategic deworming right

Dr. Jon Seeger

High Plains Journal

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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Debate Continues Over Use of Antibiotics in Feed

Debate Continues Over Use of Antibiotics in Feed

Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS

Cattle Today

In the previous part of this series we examined the more practical aspects of the antibiotics that are commonly fed to cattle for a variety of purposes. In this third and final installment of this series we’ll continue the discussion looking at specific medications and their use.

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Udder Heritability

Udder Heritability

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Udder quality is mostly a genetic issue, making bull selection especially important. Check the dam’s udder scores when choosing a bull.

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Cattlemen defining sustainability

Cattlemen defining sustainability


What is sustainable beef? As the saying goes, ask 10 different people and you will get 10 different answers but in my opinion, that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

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Cow Longevity Important, But Affected By Many Things

Cow Longevity Important, But Affected By Many Things

Burt Rutherford


While focusing on longevity is important for any commercial producer, it’s also important to focus on the many traits that cause cows to be culled early.

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After decades of ranching, Florida cattlemen feeling squeeze

After decades of ranching, Florida cattlemen feeling squeeze


Bradenton Herald

RandyBarthle climbs from behind the wheel of his well-used GMC truck into a herd of grumpy looking Brahman cattle.

Several of the dusty-white beasts watched curiously in the late morning sun as he drove across their grazing pasture on the 8,100-acre Barthle Brothers Ranch in San Antonio, in Pasco County northeast of Tampa.

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Mineral deficient livestock less productive

Mineral deficient livestock less productive

The Western Producer

Bison, like cattle, get mineral deficiencies if they do not receive supplements.

An absolute deficiency may take two or more years to develop, but skimping on minerals and vitamin supplementation can lead to poor growth and disease and parasite problems.

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Beef Producers Encouraged, Enthusiastic About Foreign Marketing Opportunities

Beef Producers Encouraged, Enthusiastic About Foreign Marketing Opportunities


Beef checkoff dollars continue to be invested in foreign marketing activities to build global demand for beef and maintain beef’s positive image. And although the export train has had a steeper hill to climb and export volume has slowed as compared to this time last year, the United States is still four percent above last year’s record value, and export value for every fed steer and heifer slaughter remains above $200.

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Texas farmers use business wile to weather drought

Texas farmers use business wile to weather drought


Texas’ devastating drought has traumatized farmers and ranchers, who will likely tell stories about surviving the blistering heat and parched landscape of 2011 for generations.

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Dr. Griffin Awarded as BQA Educator of the Year

Dr. Griffin Awarded as BQA Educator of the Year

Story by Robyn Scherer

For many people, education is the key to success. This is true for all industries, including the beef industry. One of the most important educational tools has been beef quality assurance, which was created to help beef producers have a safer, more consistent product.

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