Daily Archives: March 25, 2013

Rotating Chemicals Lowers Risk of Parasite Resistance

Rotating Chemicals Lowers Risk of Parasite Resistance

Clifford Mitchell

Cattle Today

Parasite control or maintenance is just one of the many tools managers have to improve performance in the beef herd. Internal and external parasites impact production goals.

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Looking down the road: Megatrends and beef industry shifts

Looking down the road: Megatrends and beef industry shifts

Dr. Tom Troxel; Dr. Michael L. Looper

University of Arkansas

The beef industry has undergone significant change in the past few years. On the production side, severe drought has caused structural changes in the industry. Herd size has dramatically diminished, input costs are high and some cattlemen are exiting the business instead of taking on herd rebuilding.

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Bill would require copy of undercover livestock videos sent to law enforcement

Bill would require copy of undercover livestock videos sent to law enforcement

Tom Humphrey

Knox News

A House panel has approved a bill that requires people making undercover videos of livestock operations to turn an unedited copy over to law enforcement officers within 24 hours.

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Ten ideas to improve your cattle’s health this year

Ten ideas to improve your cattle’s health this year

Dr. W. Dee Whittier

Southeast Farm Press

Applying good health management practices in our herds help insure a profit, make cattle production more satisfying and help out the whole beef industry by maintaining our image as responsible keepers of cattle.

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TSCRA Special Rangers Recover Millions in Stolen Livestock and Equipment

TSCRA Special Rangers Recover Millions in Stolen Livestock and Equipment

Gilmer Miror

Stolen livestock and ranch equipment worth more than $4.4 million were recovered or accounted for in 2012 by the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Rangers. 

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Nebraska’s checkoff doubters

Nebraska’s checkoff doubters

Beef Today

Nebraska Cattlemen continues its series of meetings aimed at gauging the interest in an added checkoff for the state. They are running into doubters.

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Cattle on U.S. feedlots down 7% from last year

Cattle on U.S. feedlots down 7% from last year

Desmoines Register

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Friday that the number of cattle on the nation’s commercial feedlots on March 1 was 7 percent below that date last year, a further indication of tight cattle supplies.

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