Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM: COW STUPIDITY

Baxter Black, DVM:  COW STUPIDITY

I was watching Will trying to entice a small bunch of cows through an open gate by baiting them with protein pellets.

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Treating a Limp

Treating a Limp

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Hear a popping sound as a cow walks? She may have torn the pad in her knee, and the long-term prognosis isn’t good.

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Crossbred Bull ‘Fix’

Crossbred Bull ‘Fix’

Miranda Reiman

Beef Today

A good crossbreeding program takes some background in genetics, a big enough herd and land base, good bull suppliers and time to figure all that out. Producers looking for a simpler route to heterosis often opt to use a composite bull.

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Pinkeye

Pinkeye

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Pinkeye is a painful eye disease that is found throughout the world. This disease is more common in cattle with light-colored faces and in situations with bright sunlight, dust and certain other environmental conditions. Herd outbreaks of pinkeye may occur at any time of the year, but the risk is highest during the summer months.

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Cattle management decisions during drought

Cattle management decisions during drought

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

As drought continues in many areas, livestock producers may want to consider alternatives to using summer pastures. Rick Rasby, beef extension specialist at the University of Nebraska, says producers need to minimize the negative impact livestock, combined with drought conditions, is having on summer range.

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Drought resources available on Extension website

Drought resources available on Extension website

McPherson Sentinel

With daytime temperatures hovering around 100 degrees and drought conditions spreading across Kansas and other states, K-State Research and Extension has pulled together resources to help homeowners, farmers, and others manage their property and personal health.

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Animal rights windfall

Animal rights windfall

Dan Murphy

Drovers

Here is a development that, although it’s occurring overseas, is only a matter of time before activists here in the USA decide to pursue.

In an unprecedented move, Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry has pledged about $750,000 in state funds to be given directly to that country’s animal rights groups, according to Ynet.com news.

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Drought-stressed field crops for emergency forage

Drought-stressed field crops for emergency forage

Greg Lardy

Tri State Livestock News

This week’s high temperatures have negatively impacted pastures as well as adversely affecting field crops. In this column, I will share a few tips and pointers on making the most out of drought-stressed field crops.

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Film about livestock farming will be screened in St. Cloud

Film about livestock farming will be screened in St. Cloud

SC Times.com

St. Cloud will be one of only a few communities across the nation to screen the new documentary, “American Meat.”

The documentary highlights different kinds of cattle, poultry and hog farms around the United States. It also looks at the local food movement.

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6 Tips to Effectively Market Cattle Online

6 Tips to Effectively Market Cattle Online

Kim Watson Potts

Beef Today

This summer has not only been hard on crops, but also livestock. Excessive heat and drought conditions are forcing producers to make management decisions now that impact marketing.

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