Daily Archives: November 27, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  BARRY AND OTIS

Baxter Black, DVM:  BARRY AND OTIS

Readers send me stories and ideas for the column.  Sometimes they are so good they deserve retellin’ in their own words.  This is Barry’s tale about a “real cowboy,” named Otis.

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Not using productivity-enhancing technologies to raise cattle has unintended consequences

Not using productivity-enhancing technologies to raise cattle has unintended consequences

Prairie Star

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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Recordkeeping Will Document Production Practices

Recordkeeping Will Document Production Practices

B. Lynn Gordon   


The recent release of the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) conducted by beef industry researchers reconfirms the importance for beef producers to continue to focus on improving recordkeeping methods and tracking.

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Bull-Buying Basics

Bull-Buying Basics

Dr. Ken McMillan

The Progressive Farmer

Protect your herd from disease by running through this checklist.

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Corn-crop residue as a feed source this winter

Corn-crop residue as a feed source this winter

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

The widespread drought of 2012 has challenged cow-calf producers to source feeds for the cow herd this winter. Many areas of the United States have an abundance of crop residue available for late fall and winter grazing.

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BLM mum about grazing beef

BLM mum about grazing beef

Keith Rogers


Bureau of Land Management law enforcement agents are investigating issues stemming from last spring’s planned roundup of Gold Butte rancher Cliven Bundy’s cattle that have been roaming public land northeast of Las Vegas for more than a decade in violation of federal court orders.

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The Continuing Fallout From Mad Cow Disease

The Continuing Fallout From Mad Cow Disease

Urban C. Lehner


A news item the other day said aloud what has been whispered for more than a year: Japan will soon ease its restrictions on imports of U.S. beef. Meat from cattle as old as 30 months will be allowed in; today it must be from cattle no older than 20 months.

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Reduce Long-Term Impacts of Drought On Your Herd’s Reproductive Rate

Reduce Long-Term Impacts of Drought On Your Herd’s Reproductive Rate

Larry Stalcup


After a drought year everyone wants to forget, processing time can help cow-calf producers evaluate the mature weights and body condition scores of cows to help avert long-term damage to a good breeding program, says a leading beef cattle specialist at Kansas State University.

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Cattle Handling And Improvement Seminar

Cattle Handling And Improvement Seminar

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine will offer its 2nd Annual Beef Improvement & Low Stress Cattle Handling Seminar January 12, 2013, at the veterinary school in Davis, Calif.

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For First Time Hoosier Beef Congress not in ISF Cattle Barn

For First Time Hoosier Beef Congress not in ISF Cattle Barn

Andy Eubank

Hoosier AG Today

The largest single state cattle show in the U.S. observes its 26th year when it opens this week at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This will be the first year Hoosier Beef Congress will not be held in the cattle barn itself, according to Joe Moore, Executive Vice President of the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and Indiana Beef Council. Venue adjustments are being made due to renovation to the Pepsi Coliseum.

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