Daily Archives: March 28, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Ag Meister

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Ag Meister

I came of age listening to Evan Slack every morning on the radio telling us the current market. “Higher, higher, higher!” he’d say.

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Mob Grazing

Mob Grazing

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Short-duration, high-intensity grazing — many cattle on a small area of pasture, moved at least once a day or several times a day to a new section of pasture — is often called mob grazing. There are several interpretations of what mob grazing means.

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Baby heifers – which do we keep?

Baby heifers – which do we keep?

Geni Wren

Bovine Veterinarian Magazine

Making the decision on which heifers to keep back for replacements can start as early as that heifer’s birth.

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Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle

Artificial Insemination for Beef Cattle

Glenn Selk

Thebeefsite.com

Many producers of purebred and commercial beef cattle can profitably utilize artificial insemination (AI) on virgin heifers or on the cow herd or both. Success with artificial insemination requires attention to detail in all areas of herd management. One of the most important factors affecting the success of the program is the manager’s attitude.

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Livestock stewardship: Passion that is more than economics

Livestock stewardship: Passion that is more than economics

Sue Roessler

Farm and Ranch Guide

Agricultural stewardship is a philosophy of life and culture, says Gerald Stokka, veterinarian and associate professor of livestock stewardship at NDSU.

It is something that Stokka is passionate about – and he wants every rancher to know how special what they do everyday really is.

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New USDA ‘rural’ definition stirs up controversy

New USDA ‘rural’ definition stirs up controversy

Sara Wyant

High Plains Journal

A proposed definition of the term "rural" submitted by the Department of Agriculture to Congress last month could have broad implications for small towns across America–and not everyone is happy about it.

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Retained Placenta

Retained Placenta

Heather Smith Thomas

Feedlot Magazine

Most cows “clean” soon after calving, shedding placental membranes within 2 to 12 hours. If it takes longer than 24 hours, it is called a retained placenta. Dr. George Barrington of Washington State University says the cause involves malfunction in normal “turning loose” of tissue attachments between the maternal and fetal sides of the placenta.

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