Daily Archives: October 15, 2012

The New Way to Buy and Sell Cattle

The New Way to Buy and Sell Cattle

Sara Brown

Beef Today

For a young cattle producer starting out in the purebred industry, it can be hard to successfully market a small set of quality bulls. In spite of such a circumstance, Matt Stucky, a Kansas Hereford breeder, has found a market for his yearling bulls each year—through his computer screen.

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Do homework before buying next herd bull

Do homework before buying next herd bull

Lisa A. Kriese-Anderson

Fall is just around the corner. Many cattle operations are currently calving or within 30 days of the start of calving season.

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Do you know if these drugs uses are legal?

Do you know if these drugs uses are legal?

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Do you know if or why these drug uses that you might see in your daily practice are illegal, or not?

Virginia Fajt, DVM, PhD, offers these examples of drug use in food-animals, and explains why they are or are not legal under FDA regulations.

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Put a plan in place for winter feeding of your herd

Put a plan in place for winter feeding of your herd

Agri Marketing

To be successful this winter, producers must maintain adequate body condition scores (BCS) within their herds. Ted Perry, beef nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, says healthy body condition through the cold hinges on quality nutrition.

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BQA training sessions teach proper cattle handling skills

BQA training sessions teach proper cattle handling skills

 Jennifer M. Latzke

High Plains Journal

Through late August and all of September, cattle industry professionals gathered for Advanced Beef Cattle Care and Health Training Workshops around the state of Kansas.

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What if Certain Technologies Were Not Used to Raise Beef Cattle

What if Certain Technologies Were Not Used to Raise Beef Cattle

Southeast AgNet

The Journal of Animal Science has published new research looking at the consequences if U.S. farmers and ranchers no longer used productivity-enhancing technologies to raise beef cattle.

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Ohio beef checkoff increase fails

Ohio beef checkoff increase fails

Rod Smith

Feedstuffs

The Ohio Department of Agriculture has reported that a referendum to double the beef checkoff collected by the Ohio Beef Council has failed on a majority vote, with 47% of beef producers voting in the referendum voting for the increase and 53% voting against it.

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