Daily Archives: November 15, 2012

Antimicrobial use and resistance

Antimicrobial use and resistance

Dave Russell

Brownfield Network

The complex, yet very important issue of a one health approach to antimicrobial use and resistance is being discussed at a symposium hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture (NIAA) in Columbus, Ohio.

In his remarks to kick off the antimicrobial use and resistance symposium on Tuesday, November 13, Dr. Lonnie King, Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at the Ohio State University said while the one health approach is counter to the approach being taken currently, it’s the right approach.

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Decisions About Replacements

Decisions About Replacements

Chad Gulley


Whether to raise replacement heifers or purchase replacement heifers goes back to the individual manager and the goals of the operation. There is no one answer that fits all producers. It will vary and depend on your management and individual situation.

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Angus Elects New Board Members and Officers

Angus Elects New Board Members and Officers

The American Angus Association® announced new members and officers for its Board of Directors during the 129th Annual Meeting of Delegates in Louisville, Ky. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are:  Charlie Boyd, Mays Lick, Ky.; Scott Foster, Niles, Mich.; Philip Howell, Winchester, Ind.; Vaughn Meyer, Reva, S.D.; and Don Schiefelbein, Kimball, Minn.

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Producer Works hard to Reach Target

Producer Works hard to Reach 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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Give Stocker Cattle a Good Background

Give Stocker Cattle a Good Background

Lorie Woodward Cantu

The Cattleman

Stocker operations offer producers the chance to build a business customized to their skill set, to their interests, and to their land and their facilities.

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The veteran herdsman

The veteran herdsman

Heather Hamilton

Tri-State Livestock News

Vietnam Veteran Jim Lynn and his wife Teena both grew up in agriculture, and worked hard to return to the industry following Jim’s time spent fighting for our country. Today the humble, hardworking couple raise registered and commercial Rambouillet sheep, in addition to recently getting back into the cattle business with, “good, black cows,” as they explained it.

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Navel Dipping: Reduce Your Herd’s Health Risk

Navel Dipping: Reduce Your Herd’s Health Risk

American Cattleman

Increased calf mortality and illness is blamed on a variety of things: fluctuating weather patterns, an increased number of calvings per day or even transitioning of employees from one task to another. Oftentimes the real cause is the easiest one to fix.

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Sign-Up Ending Soon for 2013 Pasture, Range, Forage Insurance

Sign-Up Ending Soon for 2013 Pasture, Range, Forage Insurance

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Livestock producers have always been an independent bunch with little in the way of a government program to keep them from going over a cliff when times get tough. There is, however, a growing safety net that is drawing the attention of many in the industry — Pasture, Rangeland, Forage Insurance

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Area beef meetings feature drought recovery, regulatory updates

Area beef meetings feature drought recovery, regulatory updates

Amanda Gee

AG Answers

Cattle producers can learn about new manure regulations and how to repair their pastures after the summer drought at the Indiana Beef Cattle Association’s annual area beef meetings.

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Important Cattlemen Issues For 2013

Important Cattlemen Issues For 2013


From the farm bill to educating consumers, the beef cattle industry shares many of the same concerns facing agriculture as a whole. I talked with a couple of producer representatives at last week’s National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk about hot topics for cattlemen going into 2013.

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