Daily Archives: February 1, 2013

Pre-calving supplemental feed

Pre-calving supplemental feed

Dave Barz, DVM

The temperatures last week were great. Most of the snow is gone and the bunk aprons got scraped. Now we are being subjected to some of the first below zero temperatures for years.

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BeefTalk: Now is the Season of Bull Buyers and Sellers

BeefTalk: Now is the Season of Bull Buyers and Sellers

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service

The bull-buying season certainly is here, and I hope those who need some good replacement bulls are busy shopping. Like a good ice pond with way too many ice houses loaded with fishermen, who gets the fish (in this case, the bull) takes luck and good planning.

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The three Ps in a calving 911

The three Ps in a calving 911

Heather Smith Thomas          

Prograssive Cattleman

Know practical steps to handle calving emergencies

You hope every cow or heifer calves without problems, but occasionally emergencies occur that demand attention.

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Take steps to help prevent livestock theft

Take steps to help prevent livestock theft

Brett Wessler

Drovers

The University of Missouri Extension offers some additional tips to fight cattle rustling. In addition to marking animals with ear tags, earmarks, tattooing or branding, keep an eye out for suspicious activity such as trucks transporting cattle at night or people and vehicles that look out of place.

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Little things add up fast at feedlots

Little things add up fast at feedlots

Andrea Johnson

Tri State Neighbor

It takes knowledge, infrastructure and ability to feed out cattle, but the best feedlot operators also are willing to change and try new things.

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Beef producers learn finer points of bull selection at workshop

Beef producers learn finer points of bull selection at workshop

Blair Fannin

North Texas E-News

Purchasing a bull can be a difficult and sometimes expensive proposition for a beef cattle producer. However, ranchers got an inside look at how to overcome some of these challenges at a recent workshop held in College Station by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

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Use flunixin properly to avoid residue violations

Use flunixin properly to avoid residue violations

Bovine Veterinarian

Flunixin is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) approved for use in cattle for control of inflammation in endotoxemia and for the control of fever associated with mastitis, bovine respiratory disease, and endotoxemia.

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Dealing With Technology Vs. Perception

Dealing With Technology Vs. Perception

Troy Marshall

BEEF

Our industry is realizing it must be better about identifying problematic issues and dealing proactively with them before they become PR nightmares. The examples are numerous.

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Argos farmer speaks out after being targeted repeatedly by cattle thieves

Argos farmer speaks out after being targeted repeatedly by cattle thieves

WNDU

First, Hal Sullivan of Argos noticed that there were fewer cattle on his land. Neighbors eventually told him they’d seen a trailer pull up in the middle of the day, load his animals, and haul them away. Soon some of the cattle was later located at the Topeka Sale Barn.

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US cattle herd to fall to 60-year low. But does it matter?

US cattle herd to fall to 60-year low. But does it matter?

AgriMoney

Data on Friday are expected to show the US cattle herd at its lowest since Henry Truman was president, and Queen Elizabeth II was crowned.

The US Department of Agriculture is expected, in a twice-a-year cattle inventory report, to show the domestic herd starting 2013 1.8% smaller than it began last year.

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