Monthly Archives: December 2012

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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BeefTalk: All I Want for Next Year Is 2 New Bulls

BeefTalk: All I Want for Next Year Is 2 New Bulls

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The biggest mistake purebred or commercial producers make when buying bulls is not having the bull registrations transferred to their name. That is a serious mistake.

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Ag Futurist Dr. Lowell Catlett to Keynote Cattlemen’s College in Tampa

Ag Futurist Dr. Lowell Catlett to Keynote Cattlemen’s College in Tampa

Oklahoma Farm Report

Ag Futurist Dr. Lowell Catlett to Keynote Cattlemen’s College in Tampa Cattlemen and women planning to attend the 20th anniversary of Cattlemen’s College can expect an innovative and educational program during the sessions which will take place Feb. 5-6 in Tampa, Fla.

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How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves

How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Tri State Livestock News

Newborn calves can develop infection due to bacteria that proliferate rapidly in the gut and produce toxins. If this condition is not treated quickly and reversed, toxins get into the bloodstream and the calf goes into shock and within a few hours will result in death.

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Texas ranch’s secret cattle feed ingredient: Beer

Texas ranch’s secret cattle feed ingredient: Beer

CBS News

A cattle ranch in Texas swears by a secret ingredient that makes its beef juicer: Beer.

Texas T Kobe ranch in Wallis pours beer into the hay its cows eat, CBS affiliate KHOU-TV reports. The ranch says the yeast in the double IPA helps promote digestion and improves the flavor and texture of the herd’s meat.

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