Daily Archives: April 9, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: Halter Safety

Baxter Black, DVM:  Halter Safety

I can always count on my friends to add a new page to my scrapbook entitled “How to Mess up a Simple Calving.” This chapter would be entitled “Halter Safety.”

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Properly Diagnosing Causes of Lameness In Cattle

Dr Chris Clark of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine discusses some of the many causes of lameness in cattle.

Cattleman Pushes Back Against Online Auction Site

Cattleman Pushes Back Against Online Auction Site

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

All Jeffrey Straley wanted was a heifer from 44 Farms out of Texas. Nearly a year later, he’s convinced he had a bid run up on him and distrusts online cattle auctions.

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A Steady Diet

A Steady Diet

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Bulletin

How important is beef cow longevity? That was a question posed by South Dakota State University (SDSU) reproductive physiologist George Perry during the Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium this winter in Sioux Falls, S.D 

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Genetic bootstraps

Genetic bootstraps

Joplin Regional Stockyards

You decide. Each time you buy a bull, keep a heifer or cull a cow, you choose a future for your herd and, collectively, for a beef industry that is either blessed or burdened with high prices.

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Challenges and opportunities in specialized beef

Challenges and opportunities in specialized beef

John Maday


A variety of beef-production systems in the United States provides consumers with options to suit their preferences while also offering opportunities for beef producers to address specific demand niches. A new report from USDA’s Economic Research Service titled “Alternative Beef Production Systems: Issues and Implications” outlines these systems and the opportunities and challenges associated with each.

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Research reveals heat-stressed cows spend more time standing

Research reveals heat-stressed cows spend more time standing

The Prairie Star

A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona and Northwest Missouri State University shows that standing and lying behavior can predict heat stress in cows.

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Experts summarize livestock lessons learned from 2012 drought

Experts summarize livestock lessons learned from 2012 drought

Jennifer Stewart

Farm and Ranch Guide

Eastern Corn Belt livestock producers heading into breeding, calving and grazing seasons have much to learn and apply from last year’s drought, two Purdue Extension specialists say.

While climatologists don’t expect a repeat of last summer’s extreme conditions, parts of the region are known for variable weather and milder late-season drought that can affect feed supplies.

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Bill shows cattlemen care about abuse

Bill shows cattlemen care about abuse

Jess Lario

UT San Diego

As a boy raised on a feedlot in the Imperial Valley, my father stressed to me the importance of good animal care. After attending college, I returned home and currently work as a manager of the same operation on which I was raised; sharing the wisdom that my father shared with me – you take care of the cattle and they will take care of you.

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When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?

When STEC Are Your Target, Where Do You Aim?

Mick Bosilevac, Ph.D.

Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC) can cause illnesses that range from diarrhea to hemorrhagic colitis and hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS). More than 70 serotypes of STEC have been described, and fortunately, only a handful have been associated with these severe diseases.

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