Daily Archives: August 7, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  SMOKE IN THE AIR

Baxter Black, DVM:  SMOKE IN THE AIR

Smoke in the air.  Every summer we watch hundreds of thousands of acres of forest burn.  As I listen to folks anguish and wring their hands, I have to remind myself it is all part of nature’s cycle in the west.

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Cashing in on Early Pregnancy Diagnosis

Cashing in on Early Pregnancy Diagnosis

Kalyn Bischoff

iGrow

In order to maximize the productivity of a female within a beef cattle operation she must produce a marketable calf on every 365 days. In order to police this production requirement, pregnancy diagnosis is practiced in a majority of operations. In many production scenarios across the western United States, beef producers are allowed the convenience of diagnosing pregnancy in their cow herd following fall weaning.

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Mid-Summer May be the best time to De-Worm Herd

Mid-Summer May be the best time to De-Worm Herd

Cattle Today

The middle of the summer is traditionally a time when producers don’t have to focus a lot of time on the cowherd. With the exception of fly control and the occasional problem with a toxic or noxious plant we can tend to ignore things a little. However the middle of the summer may be one of the best times to deworm your cattle.

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Genetic Odds-Making

Genetic Odds-Making

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Using semen from a bull that carries the gene for fawn calf syndrome can be a roll of the dice if cows or heifers in the herd carry the same gene.’

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Temple Grandin, Kit Pharo Headline Upcoming Southern Plains Beef Symposium

Temple Grandin, Kit Pharo Headline Upcoming Southern Plains Beef Symposium

Oklahoma Farm Report

The 22nd Annual Southern Plains Beef Symposium kicks off at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the Ardmore Convention Center. Leland McDaniel, Carter County extension education agent, says the one-day program will feature some of the finest speakers in the country.

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Roberts says Senate ignored drought assistance bill

Roberts says Senate ignored drought assistance bill

AG Professional

U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., ranking member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, said that critical assistance to the nation’s livestock producers devastated by historic drought conditions was ignored by the Senate.

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Drought-Stressed Corn As Livestock Feed: Frequently Asked Questions

Drought-Stressed Corn As Livestock Feed: Frequently Asked Questions

BEEF

Many farms are starting to, or plan to, harvest drought-stressed corn, hoping to salvage it as livestock feed. University of Illinois beef extension specialist Travis Meteer answers some frequently asked questions.

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Researchers Find Cattle Vaccine Works to Reduce E. Coli Feedlot Setting

Researchers Find Cattle Vaccine Works to Reduce E. Coli Feedlot Setting

Infozine

A commercial vaccine for cattle can effectively reduce levels of E. coli by more than 50 percent, a Kansas State University study has found.

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Drought sparks battle over corn for ethanol, not food

Drought sparks battle over corn for ethanol, not food

Boyd Huppert

KARE11

A drought-fueled battle is brewing between farmers who grow corn and those who raise cattle. It’s a battle that has consumers caught somewhere in the middle.

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Ranchers explain pasture strategies

Ranchers explain pasture strategies

The Western Producer

Where the Porcupine Hills rise to stare at the Rocky Mountains in the west, gold grows in the valleys between.

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