Daily Archives: November 14, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  Recycling isn’t pretty

Baxter Black, DVM:  Recycling isn’t pretty

This fall I’m watching Peyton Manning, one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL follow in the footsteps of Bret Favre.

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Handling of livestock and modern sensitivities

Handling of livestock and modern sensitivities

Daryll Ray and Harwood Schaffer

Farm & Ranch Guide

Over a century ago, a journalist obtained employment in the meatpacking industry in Chicago intending to draw attention to the deplorable working conditions. When Upton Sinclair’s book, “The Jungle” was finally published, the public reacted not to the conditions endured by the workers, but to diseased cattle and the lack of sanitation in an industry that provided the meat they ate.

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Baldies Bring Benefits

Baldies Bring Benefits

Christy Couch Lee

Hereford World

For decades Ben Roberts has witnessed the benefits of a Hereford-influenced cattle herd. And for more than 10 years, he’s been putting that theory to work at Brookfield Farm Agency, Lexington, Ky.

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Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – Not Just For Human

Get Smart About Antibiotics Week – Not Just For Humans

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

n its recent Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report, the CDC writes that antibiotic therapy is one of the most important tools available to combat life-threatening bacterial infections, but that consumers mistakenly seek antibiotics for conditions that do not benefit from antibiotic treatment.

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Backgrounding Prospects in Northern Plains

Backgrounding Prospects in Northern Plains


Last month five animal science colleagues from North Dakota state University presented an educational program by videoconference to several sites in North Dakota entitled "Backgrounding Cattle 2012: High Feed Prices." Tim Petry, Livestock Economist at the University, discusses cattle outlook.

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Big Farm, Big Family, Big Risks

Big Farm, Big Family, Big Risks

Mark Parker

Progressive Farmer

Risk management is rule one, and it’s really pretty simple, according to Don Schiefelbein. "Avoid ‘game over,’ " says the president of Minnesota’s Schiefelbein Farms. That means employing futures market tools to protect against catastrophic fed cattle market movements.

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Penton Media Buys Farm Progress From Fairfax Media

Penton Media Buys Farm Progress From Fairfax Media

PR Newswire

Penton Media today acquired Farm Progress from Fairfax Media Limited of Sydney, Australia, significantly expanding its agriculture sector footprint to become the largest and most diversified agriculture information business in North America

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The Argument Over Straight-Breeding

The Argument Over Straight-Breeding

Troy Marshall


Before beginning this discussion, I need to make it clear that I raise purebred cattle. And like most breeders, I love the breed of cattle I’m associated with. I believe it excels in the economically relevant traits of beef production.

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Producer works hard to reach the target

Producer works hard to reach the target

 Jill J. Dunkel

Cattle Today

Breeding for high quality and retaining heifers over generations, Mike Kasten sees results. The Millersville, Mo., rancher has used artificial insemination (AI) for decades, finishing the progeny and collecting data.

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Bovine doppelgangers: Cattle clones could provide big benefits

Bovine doppelgangers: Cattle clones could provide big benefits

Kevin Welch


Pieces of tissue about the size of a quarter have yielded two calves that might be the foundation of a new breed of cattle that can consistently and efficiently produce the highest grade of beef with less environmental impact.

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