Daily Archives: January 2, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: THE OSAMACONOMY

Baxter Black, DVM:  THE OSAMACONOMY

Grandpa Tommy was reminiscing, “It’s a shame everybody couldn’t go through the Great Depression.”

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Low-Cost Fencing Ideas

Low-Cost Fencing Ideas

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

As cattlemen work to repair and rebuild fences this winter, veterinarian Ken McMillan has some ideas about holding down costs

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Determining the amount of colostrum needed for a newborn calf

Determining the amount of colostrum needed for a newborn calf

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Calves born after a difficult birth are at a high risk of failing to receive adequate colostrum by natural suckling because of greatly decreased colostrum intake.  Calves that are born to a prolonged stage II of parturition (delivery through the pelvic canal) very often suffer from severe respiratory acidosis.

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Easements retire development rights, allow owners to use land

Easements retire development rights, allow owners to use land

Gosia Wozniacka

News-Sentinel.com

Two cowboys on horses pushed cattle across an expanse of golden hills overgrown with tall grasses and oak trees, up an unpaved road toward another pasture.

But this isn’t a ranch. It’s a nature preserve managed by the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, a Fresno-area land trust that protects ecosystems.

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Cattle Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season

Cattle Producers May Need to Supplement Feed to Ensure Successful and Productive Calving Season

Stock Exchange

Producers who want to assure a healthy, productive calving season may want to consider testing their forage supplies to ensure the feed is of high nutritional value, an Ohio State University Extension beef expert said.

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Florida cracker cattle to be next cash cow

Florida cracker cattle to be next cash cow

Anne Claire Shilton

Fort Myers News-Press

On most of the ranch, big beef cattle dominate the landscape. But in one paddock, a few noticeably smaller cows huddle together. With horns that resemble football goal posts and wary eyes that follow those who walk by, the little herd munches quietly on blades of scrubby grass as the Southwest Florida sun rises.

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Bridge the nutritional gap with enhanced genetics       

Bridge the nutritional gap with enhanced genetics                                 

Amy Schutte    

Progressive Cattleman

Staying efficient and creative are becoming vital components to the beef industry as producers continue to face severe drought, low cattle numbers, high cattle prices, high input costs and consumer demands.

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Invading weeds are met by plant-eating insects                

Invading weeds are met by plant-eating insects                         

Progressive Forage Grower

What is the best course of action when an invading noxious weed threatens to attack crop yields and assault grazing land?

Invite a friend to dinner. In this case, the friend is a plant-eating insect – the stem-mining weevil.

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U.S. fiscal plan averts ‘dairy cliff,’ buys time for farm bill

U.S. fiscal plan averts ‘dairy cliff,’ buys time for farm bill

CHARLES ABBOTT and ROBERTA RAMPTON

New Hampshire Union Leader

A deal approved by the U.S. Congress late on Tuesday t o avoid the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts known as the "fiscal cliff" also includes measures to avert the "dairy cliff" – a steep increase in milk prices.

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PA Farm Show begins preparations for largest indoor agricultural event in America

PA Farm Show begins preparations for largest indoor agricultural event in America

Kirk Wilson

WHPV-TV

The Farm Show Complex houses 24 acres under one roof, and is spread throughout 11 buildings, including three arenas. It’s quiet at the complex now, but there was activity earlier Monday as exhibitors get ready for Saturday’s opening.

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