Daily Archives: August 14, 2012

Video Feature: Bovine Emergency Response Program

Bovine Emergency Response Program

Lisa Pederson, the Extension beef quality assurance specialist North Dakota State University, discusses the goal of the Bovine Emergency Response Plan Symposium this week in Fargo, N.D.

Baxter Black, DVM:  PLAY LIKE I’M NOT HERE

Baxter Black, DVM:  PLAY LIKE I’M NOT HERE

Ranch hands and cowboys often get put in the position of playing host to all manner of guests, reporters, owners grandchildren and bank vice presidents.

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Wheezing Calves

Wheezing Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan

The Progressive Farmer

Respiratory problems can be viral or bacterial. Getting a good diagnosis early is important.

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Poor temperament can equal poor performance

Poor temperament can equal poor performance

Bovine Veterinarian

Temperamental cattle can be a hazard to themselves and to the people handling them as well as to other cattle. Compared to calm cattle, cattle exhibiting a heightened temperament are noted to spend more time inspecting their surroundings or responding to environmental “fears” instead of consuming forage or supplements.

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Extent of Aflatoxin Problem Unknown Until Harvest

Extent of Aflatoxin Problem Unknown Until Harvest

Cheryl Anderson

DTN

Farmers and livestock producers should be aware of the possibility of aflatoxin in corn and distillers grains; however, the extent of the problem will not be known until harvest.

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Rancher uses garlic to keep flies at bay

Rancher uses garlic to keep flies at bay

The Western Producer

Have you heard the one about the farmer who fed his cattle garlic to ward off not vampires, but flies?

Since 2010 Richard Carr, a cattle producer east of Steinbach, Man., has added garlic powder to his mineral to keep flies off his cattle in the summer.

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Winter pastures could reduce supplementation and feeding costs

Winter pastures could reduce supplementation and feeding costs

Robert Burns

North Texas e News

Planting winter pastures this fall could reduce and likely eliminate the need for cattle producers to buy expensive protein and energy supplements this winter, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert.

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USDA to buy meat, help farmers

USDA to buy meat, help farmers

SAM HANANEL

The government will buy up to $170 million of pork, lamb, chicken and catfish to help drought-stricken farmers, the White House said Monday as President Barack Obama brought his re-election campaign to rural voters in Iowa.

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Packer outlines fed cattle marketing options

Packer outlines fed cattle marketing options

B. Lynn Gordon

iGrow

Marketing calves involves several stages and decisions along the way for cattlemen. Matt Bode, cattle procurement manager with Creekstone Farms, Arkansas City, Kansas discussed what he is looking for when buying fed cattle as a representative of a beef packing company.

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Beef audit provides roadmap to drive industry forward

Beef audit provides roadmap to drive industry forward

Martha Blum

AgriNews

Audits provide the opportunity to make better choices.

“Our industry will take this information and make significant changes in the way it views delivery of product, integrity, eating satisfaction and telling the story in a more proactive way,” said Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program at the University of Nebraska.

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