Daily Archives: November 6, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE OCCASION

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE RIGHT DOG FOR THE OCCASION

One of my Texas buddies was talkin’ about stockdogs “down south” being different than those “up north”.

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When cows show up in unexpected places

When cows show up in unexpected places

TERRI ADAMS

The Prairie Star

It’s not a call, or a voice mail, or a text any producer wants to receive

"There’s a cow in your house."

And, although instant shock would cause you to disbelieve the message, the messenger had proof: a photograph of the errant bovine peering out a second floor window.

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ABS Global invests in beef feed efficiency research and development

ABS Global invests in beef feed efficiency research and development

Progressive Cattleman

ABS Global Inc. has acquired an elite group of Angus females backed by three decades of feed efficiency testing and ABS proven genetics.

 The cows were acquired through the Wardens Farm Complete Dispersion Sale, held in September near Council Bluffs, Iowa. In addition to feed efficiency selection for the last 30 years, the Wardens Farm program has emphasized calving ease, carcass merit and overall performance.

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Bottle Fed Calves

Bottle Fed Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

After calves have received colostrum, they need 8% to 10% of their body weight in milk or milk replacer every day

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Using ammoniated low-quality forage

Using ammoniated low-quality forage

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

It seems like drought is more normal than years with “normal” moisture. At least in Nebraska, producers are usually managing livestock through a drought or utilizing post-drought management strategies to recover after a drought.

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Reform estate taxes to protect farmers and ranchers

Reform estate taxes to protect farmers and ranchers

Leland Hogan

Deseret News

According to Benjamin Franklin, death and taxes are life’s only certainties. But for farmers and ranchers, death taxes, also known as estate taxes, are far from a sure thing.

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Ranchers upbeat about South Dakota beef plant

Ranchers upbeat about South Dakota beef plant

Businessweek

Cattle ranchers in the Northern Plains who have been waiting nearly six years for a new slaughterhouse in northern South Dakota are excited that the facility is almost fully operational, saying it will provide benefits such as savings on transportation costs.

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The next generation doesn’t appreciate taste difference.

The next generation doesn’t appreciate taste difference.

Tom Bechman

Indiana Prairie Farmer

You’ve likely grown up eating fried chicken, roast beef on Sunday, lots of green beans and of course, mashed potatoes. If someone takes you to a five-star restaurant where they serve escargot, asparagus spears, nearly raw sliced beef and give it all a fancy name, you may want to go back home and eat a home-cooked dinner.

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Disease Resistance in Cattle

Disease Resistance in Cattle

Clell V. Bagley

Extension Veterinarian, Utah State University

The ability of cattle to resist the many disease processes that they are exposed to is truly amazing. Yet, when several adverse factors combine, this resistance can be overcome and result in a herd disaster that is just as amazing.

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The creation of Agriculture Extension proved key in the successful growth of farming and ranching

The creation of Agriculture Extension proved key in the successful growth of farming and ranching

MATT MULLALLY

The Farm & Ranch Guide

If today’s farmer or rancher has a question about soil health, crop varieties, insect control or range management, they can call, text or email his or her local extension agent and research station and likely get a prompt reply.

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