Daily Archives: May 30, 2012



I was visiting with Bill in Alabama.  He’s a cattleman, a bit of a philosopher and a constant worrier.

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Health as a marketing issue

Health as a marketing issue

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Marketing replacement bulls and heifers involves providing cattle that will thrive in a customer’s environment while providing the genetic inputs for high-value offspring. While health may not be the primary thought when selecting replacement cattle, it should be an important consideration.

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Herd Rebuilding Putting More at Risk for Anaplasmosis

Herd Rebuilding Putting More at Risk for Anaplasmosis

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Ear taggers, dehorners and needles can all spread anaplasmosis from seemingly healthy carrier animals to others in the herd.

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Industry dynamics in a new era

Industry dynamics in a new era

Greg Lardy

Tri State Livestock News

The beef cattle industry has been in contraction mode for several years. Cow numbers have declined steadily since about 2004 and are currently at numbers not seen since the 1950s.

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New Study Shows Livestock Industry Beefs Up Illinois’s Economy

New Study Shows Livestock Industry Beefs Up Illinois’s Economy


A recent report conducted by the University of Illinois provides an economic snapshot of the current state of the livestock industry, giving the Illinois livestock industry data to back up their importance to the state

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Plan for drought before it happens

Plan for drought before it happens


With just a couple of days left in May, it appears that the January-May period will be the warmest on record in Oklahoma.  Abundant moisture through the winter has slowed dramatically with precipitation across the state averaging just 50 percent of normal in the past month.

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Some Tips For Diagnosing Feedlot Mortalities

Some Tips For Diagnosing Feedlot Mortalities

Scott Laudert


The study found 100% agreement between the feedyard worker pre-necropsy diagnosis and the post-necropsy diagnosis for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) cases.

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Who owns the beef cows in the U.S.?         

Who owns the beef cows in the U.S.?                                 

Jack C. Whittier            

Progressive Cattleman

In March 2011, a report from the USDA Economic Research Service (ERS) was published titled “The Diverse Structure and Organization of U.S. Beef Cow-Calf Farms.” It’s probably not a surprise to anyone associated with the beef industry that the title itself provides an accurate description of this segment of our industry.

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Hay Thefts Increase In Southwest

Hay Thefts Increase In Southwest

Rick Mooney

Hay & Forage Grower

The growing number of hay thefts in the Southwest may slow as prices look to soften in the year ahead. At least that’s the hope of forage-industry folks in that region.

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Ohio cattleman has variety of uses for Texas Longhorn cattle

Ohio cattleman has variety of uses for Texas Longhorn cattle

L.B. Whyde

Chillicothe Gazette

Although he didn’t live on a farm until he was 14, Ed Callan definitely is a farmer/cattleman.

He has learned life lessons farming and especially while watching his Texas Longhorn cattle.

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