Daily Archives: December 31, 2012

Vaccinate with a Purpose, mental fodder when administering vaccines

Vaccinate with a Purpose, mental fodder when administering vaccines

Kenny Barrett

Tri State Livestock News

Have you ever stopped to consider why we vaccinate calves, yearlings, heifers, cows and bulls? It would seem like an obvious answer. But dig a little deeper and we start to peel away layers of confusion we didn’t know existed. What we are left with is sound science and evidence-based medicine tailored to each individual ranch.

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Planning Pastures for 2013

Planning Pastures for 2013

Randy Kuhn

Beef Today

Many of us make resolutions or use a calendar for planning the coming year when January rolls around, have you started yet?

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New Years Resolutions: In 2013, resolve to improve farming practices

New Years Resolutions: In 2013, resolve to improve farming practices

Steve Leer

Ag Answers

New Year’s resolutions aren’t just for those who are overweight, sedentary or struggling to break a bad habit. Farmers can resolve to avoid poor management practices or implement better production techniques in 2013.

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Iowa Beef Expo names honorees: Jim Ross, Everett Shepherd and Lee Faris

Iowa Beef Expo names honorees: Jim Ross, Everett Shepherd and Lee Faris

The Cattle Business Weekly

The Iowa Beef Expo will kick off with three awards to be given, Feb. 11, 5:30 p.m. in the Bull Pen of the cattle barn at the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

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Assisting the posterior presentation (backwards calf)

Assisting the posterior presentation (backwards calf)

Glenn Selk

Bovine Veterinarian

Although officially winter has just begun, the spring calving season in the Southern Plains is only 4 to 6 weeks away.  Any cow calf producer that has spent several years in the cattle business has had the experience of assisting a cow or heifer deliver a calf that was coming backwards.

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Alternate day DDGS feeding model reduces winter feed cost

Alternate day DDGS feeding model reduces winter feed cost

Michigan State University

Recent research has shown that beef producers can reduce feed costs and maintain body condition of pregnant beef cows by feeding a diet alternating dried distillers grains (DDGS) with solubles and forage.

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Individual Death Loss Can Be A Tip To Bigger Problem

Individual Death Loss Can Be A Tip To Bigger Problem

Mike Apley

BEEF

In a lot of periodicals, this title would require reading the article for clarification.  But a majority of BEEF readers probably guessed I’m referring to a cow. Oh, we claim we don’t name them, but a number often becomes a name.

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Time to get control of lice on cattle

Time to get control of lice on cattle

David Burton

Springfield News Leader

By mid-January to mid-February, lice typically start taking their toll on beef cattle that have not been treated since back in the fall.

According to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, lice come in a variety of species — some are blood suckers and others are biters, but they are all parasites.

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Temple Grandin gives approval to new meat plant

Temple Grandin gives approval to new meat plant

Startribune.com

Cattle expert Temple Grandin has praised a new beef-packing plant in Aberdeen, S.D., saying it is off to a good start.

Officials with Northern Beef Packers say the world’s best-known slaughterhouse design expert toured the facility Friday and said she is pleased that it was designed with the cattle’s comfort in mind.

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Eisenhower Farms sign returns to Gettysburg

Eisenhower Farms sign returns to Gettysburg

AMY STANSBURY

The Evening Sun

Whenever Dwight Eisenhower entertained guests at his home in Gettysburg, he always took them to the same place – his show barn.

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