Daily Archives: January 17, 2013

Calf morbidity and mortality

Calf morbidity and mortality

Geni Wren 

Drovers

Beef calf morbidity and mortality is a multifactorial issue, Kansas State University’s Mike Sanderson, DVM, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, told over 100 veterinarians, producers and students at last week’s 2013 Cow-Calf at Kansas State University.

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Keep Livestock Water Open in Winter

Keep Livestock Water Open in Winter

Mindy Hubert

SouthDakota AG Connection

It may seem obvious to provide clean and abundant water to your livestock, especially on hot days. However, frequent attention to water sources is just as important in the winter as it is in the summer.

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Injectable Minerals as a Risk

Injectable Minerals as a Risk

Stephanie L. Hansen, Olivia N. Genther

Feedlot Magazine

Trace minerals are required for a number of important biological processes that are critical for optimum growth, health, and overall performance of feedlot cattle. Across the United States, copper, zinc, and selenium are the trace minerals that are most commonly lacking in cattle feedstuffs.

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Cow Herd Rebuilding Faces Uncertainty, But High Calf Prices Provide Incentive

Cow Herd Rebuilding Faces Uncertainty, But High Calf Prices Provide Incentive

Oklahoma Farm Report

Drought prevailed across much of the country in 2012, especially across much of Oklahoma and Texas. Cattle producers liquidated large portions of their herds in 2011 and into 2012.

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Grandin: Livestock industry uses better practices      

Grandin: Livestock industry uses better practices           

North Platte Bulletin

The U.S. beef industry has made huge strides in livestock handling in recent years but has done a poor job explaining that to the public, leading animal behavior expert Temple Grandin said Tuesday.

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Cow tales

Cow tales

Ron Torell

Ag Weekly

Nearly every cow person at one time or another has questioned why some cows will eat the afterbirth after they’ve calved (placentophagia). One theory is that they eat it for bonding purposes.

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Beef Research School: What you Need to Know about Winter Feeding

Beef Research School: What you Need to Know about Winter Feeding

Real Agriculture

Cattle’s nutritional needs change throughout the production cycle. Even a full-grown bull is going to need extra energy to get through a cold winter, but pregnant cows or growing animals have even more dynamic needs throughout the winter months.

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Identifying The Highest Value Cattle In Your Herd

Identifying The Highest Value Cattle In Your Herd

Pfizer Animal Health

A recent study co-sponsored by Certified Angus Beef® (CAB), Angus Genetics Inc.® (AGI) and Pfizer Animal Health evaluated an independent set of carcass and performance data from more than 2,000 high-percentage Angus feeder cattle.1 These data were analyzed to demonstrate the relationship between GeneMax™ test results and observed carcass quality grade and gain, including economic outcomes.

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Record-winning marathoner credits beef

Record-winning marathoner credits beef

John Bumgardner

KXAN

The expression “all hat and no cattle” don’t have any meaning to Austinite Parvaneh Moayedi who now holds a Guinness Book of World Records title.

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Putting antibiotic use in perspective

Putting antibiotic use in perspective

John Maday

Drovers

As the debate over antibiotic use in animal agriculture heats up, a common claim from opponents is that 80 percent of antibiotics sold in the United States are used in animals. This, they say, supports the accusation that agricultural use is a primary cause of emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens.

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