Daily Archives: December 11, 2012

Baxter Black, DVM:  PELLETS VS PILES

Baxter Black, DVM:  PELLETS VS PILES

Henry David Thoreau wrote a whole book about a pond and never got wet.  He simply took the time to ponder.  I, too, find myself pondering life’s mystery; like what is the purpose of a dewclaw?  To measure the dew?

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Overreaching Regulations Continue to be a Burden on Cattlemen

Overreaching Regulations Continue to be a Burden on Cattlemen

Ashley McDonald

Beltway Beef

If you haven’t heard by now, the fiscal cliff is looming. Congress and the White House remain locked in tough negotiations over the “cliff” which is a set of tax hikes and spending cuts that will go into effect in January if Washington doesn’t get its act together.

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Maintain your cows now to ensure a healthy calf in the spring

Maintain your cows now to ensure a healthy calf in the spring

Dr. Dave Barz

Tri State Livestock News

I hope all of you had a very happy Thanksgiving. I’m sure you all found some reason to be thankful. We all know feed is short and expensive, but at least in our area the mild temperatures are saving feed.

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Pre- and post-weaning practices to enhance cattle health and profit

Pre- and post-weaning practices to enhance cattle health and profit

Alfredo DiCostanzo

Farm and Ranch Guide

As feeder prices have increased, the old adage “Fragile, Handle with Care” is taking on a more relevant meaning.

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Accidental Breeding With A No-EPD Bull

Accidental Breeding With A No-EPD Bull

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

After an accidental breeding, wait 10 to 11 days post abortion before rebreeding.

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She’s never at a loss for words when the subject is beef

She’s never at a loss for words when the subject is beef

MIKE MCGRAW

The Kansas City Star

During a discussion once in Washington to develop new meat inspection rules, Mucklow spied a cockroach crawling across the table of the U.S. Department of Agriculture cafeteria.

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NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College® Lineup Set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

NCBA’s Cattlemen’s College® Lineup Set for Feb. 5-6 in Tampa

NCBA

Now in its 20th year, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattlemen’s College® has established a reputation as one of the most thorough cattle producer education programs in the nation.

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OSU Extension to Host Informational Meeting on Bovine Anaplasmosis

OSU Extension to Host Informational Meeting on Bovine Anaplasmosis

The NBX Express

A disease that could cause death in cattle but hasn’t gotten much attention in Ohio is being reported to veterinarians, indicating a need to get more producers to understand what the disease is and how to combat it, a pair of Ohio State University Extension experts said.

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Tri-State Cow Calf Symposium set for McCook Jan. 8

Tri-State Cow Calf Symposium set for McCook Jan. 8

McCook Daily Gazette

Successfully Managing the Cow Herd in the Course of Drought will be the focus for the 2013 Tri-State Cow/Calf Symposium and Trade Show Jan. 8.

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COOL confusion

COOL confusion

John Maday

Drovers

Does mandatory country of origin labeling (COOL) increase consumer demand for U.S. beef? R-CALF USA believes it does. A recent Kansas State University study indicates it does not. And either way, the World Trade Organization (WTO) says the United States needs to modify the rule by May 23, 2013 to comply with trade agreements.

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