Daily Archives: October 10, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  Hunting the Wiley Hog

Baxter Black, DVM:  Hunting the Wiley Hog

So there I was in the early morning haze between the hours of dawn and daylight, stealthily walking across a mowed field in search of the wily feral hog.

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Why is non-protein nitrogen (NPN) often used in cattle supplements?

Why is non-protein nitrogen (NPN) often used in cattle supplements?

Adele Harty

iGrow

Beef cows consuming low-quality forages are almost always deficient in protein. Thus, supplements comprised of high-protein ingredients are recommended over high-energy supplements.

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Weaning reduces pasture loss, cow stress heading into winter

Weaning reduces pasture loss, cow stress heading into winter

Jennifer Stewart

Ag Answers

Now is the time for beef producers with spring-calving herds to complete weaning and consider calf marketing options, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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Control feed costs to maximize profits

Control feed costs to maximize profits

Rick Machen

Cattle Today

Review the production expenses for commercial cow/calf operations and you’ll find supplementation expense among the top five; feed costs often occupy the #1 position on the out-of-pocket (variable cost) expense list.

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Deworming could ultimately increase profit

Deworming could ultimately increase profit

Dave Barz

Tri-State Livestock News

During a normal grazing year there is grass all over the pasture. This helps to dilute the parasite populations. Normally eggs are shed in the manure and the larvae emerge and crawl up the grass.

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Aspergillus and other toxins a threat in feedstuffs

Aspergillus and other toxins a threat in feedstuffs

Bovine Veterinarian

There is no doubt that feed quality will be a challenge this year. Four of the nation’s top producing corn states have already been given permission to blend corn at levels exceeding the United States Food and Drug Administration aflatoxin action level and other states may soon be following in pursuit.

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ISU Study: Feeding DDG as Creep Feed

ISU Study: Feeding DDG as Creep Feed

Cheryl Anderson DTN

Beef producers can successfully feed dried distillers grain in place of expensive commercial creep feed to nursing caves with no negative effects.

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