Daily Archives: April 8, 2013


Meat Grading

Meat Grading
Oklahoma State University
Casey Russell, Coal County Extension Educator, gives a brief demonstration on what to look for when grading the rib-eye area on a steer carcass

West Texas ranching legacies stand out

West Texas ranching legacies stand out

Jerry Lackey

San Angelo Standard Times

At the annual Soil and Water Conservation awards banquet Thursday, third-, fourth- and even eighth-generation family members were honored for continuing to improve and care for the land pioneered by ancestors in the 1800s.

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The hormones of synchronization

The hormones of synchronization

Bovine Veterinarian

he benefits of artificial insemination (AI) are well understood in many beef cattle operations, however the synchronization protocols can seem to be in a different language when one sits down to plan out their breeding season. In order to understand these protocols, understanding the hormones that are used to regulate estrous cycle can prove to be very helpful

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Prion diseases adapt, spread

Prion diseases adapt, spread

Margaret Evans

The Western Producer

Researchers have discovered that these diseases can adapt to spread to other animals and other species.

A prion is an infectious agent in the form of a misfolded protein.

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A manager’s role often determines success or failure.

A manager’s role often determines success or failure.

Steve Isaacs and Jack McAllister

The Cattle Business Weekly

Management is an explicit process. It can be taught, and it can be learned. It takes time, dedication and self-discipline. It includes five functions – planning, organizing, staffing, directing and controlling. Management is often the difference between success and failure.

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Scientists uncover genetic link to cattle diseases

Scientists uncover genetic link to cattle diseases


Detecting the costly, contagious Johne’s disease in cattle is now easier, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists.

Johne’s disease, also known as Paratuberculosis, is estimated to cost the U.S. dairy industry more than $220 million each year. It also affects sheep, goats, deer and other animals, causing diarrhea, reduced feed intake, weight loss and sometimes death.

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Ryan Gosling teams up with PETA to fight cruelty to cows

Ryan Gosling teams up with PETA to fight cruelty to cows

NY Daily News

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Gosling, 32, protested, “There is absolutely no reason — and no excuse — for the cruel, unnecessary practice of dehorning to continue.”

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Cattle producers should prevent, watch for grass tetany

Cattle producers should prevent, watch for grass tetany

Jennifer Stewart

AG Answers

As pastures start to green up in the eastern Corn Belt, cattle producers need to be aware of the risk of grass tetany in grazing animals, a Purdue Extension beef specialist says.

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A Stubborn Drought Tests Texas Ranchers

A Stubborn Drought Tests Texas Ranchers


New York Times

Gary Price is a rarity among cattle ranchers these days. He’s making money on his herd of 200 cows in this tiny town about an hour south of Dallas-Fort Worth.

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