Daily Archives: November 13, 2012

Beef Cattle Lice Control

Beef Cattle Lice Control

Robert D. Hall

University of Missouri

Both chewing and bloodsucking lice are most abundant during the winter. Infestations usually are small during the summer and early fall, but increase rapidly in the winter and spring.

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HSUS ‘a big loser’ in elections

HSUS ‘a big loser’ in elections

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

Elections always produce some big winners and some big losers.

According to the Washington, D.C.-based Center for Consumer Freedom, on its web site HumaneWatch.org, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) was a big loser last week.

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Cattle auction points to good times

Cattle auction points to good times

Frank J. Buchman


The cattle industry is guardedly optimistic, and beef steak lovers should be happy, too.

Despite concerns about drought, high inputs and government intrusion, that was the analysis after the Kniebel Cattle Company/ Downey Ranch, Inc., beef cattle seed stock production sale Friday southeast of Manhattan.

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Sexed semen economical option for cattle industry

Sexed semen economical option for cattle industry

Gayle Smith

Heifer Pro

The use of sexed semen in the beef cattle industry may only be in the infancy stages, but it’s growing in popularity as ranchers weigh the economic benefits of using it. Sexed semen could play an important role in how ranchers produce cattle in the future.

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UNL Extension offers Mid-Plains BEEF session on winter drought management tips

UNL Extension offers Mid-Plains BEEF session on winter drought management tips

High Plains Journal

University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series will conduct a special session on winter drought management tips for cow herds Nov. 29 at UNL’s Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.

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NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen Live Show Will Address ‘State of the Industry’

NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen Live Show Will Address ‘State of the Industry’

Farm & Ranch

Drought, fires, floods, regulatory overreach, skyrocketing input costs and record herd shortage are all issues cattlemen and women have unfortunately become very familiar with over the past couple of years. NCBA’s Cattlemen to Cattlemen will take a closer look at the current state of the beef industry during a live call-in show on Tues., Nov. 13, at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on RFD-TV.

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Drought causing herd numbers to drop

Drought causing herd numbers to drop

Cattle Today

West Lafayette, Ind. – High feed prices and large financial losses brought on by a combination of multi-year drought in the Southern Plains and the 2012 Midwestern drought will continue their stranglehold on the nation’s beef industry in the coming months, a Purdue Extension agricultural economist says.

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Brood Cow Size

Brood Cow Size

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

I was always taught a cow should wean about 50% of its body weight. Calves with adjusted weaning weights of 550 to 650 pounds work well in our stocker and feedlot system and on the rail.

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A Retailer Speaks On Beef, Consumers & The Future

A Retailer Speaks On Beef, Consumers & The Future

Burt Rutherford       


When your job is to keep a $700-million slice of business growing, the heartburn factor can be pretty high. Just ask Mike Jarzombek.

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Baytril 100 Injectable Approved For BRD In High-Risk Cattle

Baytril 100 Injectable Approved For BRD In High-Risk Cattle

Southern Farmer

The Food and Drug Administration has approved Baytril 100 (enrofloxacin) Injectable, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare for control of all four major Bovine Respiratory Disease pathogens in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle at high risk of developing BRD.

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