Daily Archives: June 18, 2013

Important to Understand Heat Stress Conditions in Cattle

Important to Understand Heat Stress Conditions in Cattle

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS

Cattle Today

When I stuck my head out of the back door this morning at 6:15 am and immediately broke into a sweat I came to the conclusion that summer had, in fact, begun in Northeast Texas.

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Pinkeye Prevention in Cattle This Summer

Pinkeye Prevention in Cattle This Summer

South Dakota Ag Connection

Now is the time to think ahead about preventive measures for pinkeye.

Pinkeye is the common name for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis, a highly infectious disease that affects the eyes of cattle. It causes infection of the eye itself as well as inflammation of the conjunctiva (inside lining membrane of the eyelid).

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Mexico-U.S. Beef Trade Reflects Changing Market System

Mexico-U.S. Beef Trade Reflects Changing Market System

Beef Producer

The amount of Mexican beef coming into the U.S. is accelerating while exports to Mexico are at a steep decline, reflecting changing market systems in Mexico, said Oklahoma State University livestock marketing specialist Derrell Peel.

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From Nebraska to Brazil, Cattlemen Worry about Water

From Nebraska to Brazil, Cattlemen Worry about Water

Steve White

Nebraska TV

Sustainability is a buzzword in agriculture these days, as the legislature wants to ensure we have enough water for industry, agriculture, and wildlife. It’s a common concern for cattlemen from Ogallala to Brazil.

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Breeding Healthier Cattle

Breeding Healthier Cattle

Heather Gessner

iGrow

Among the topics at the SDSU Extension Seedstock Symposium will be a discussion on disease susceptibility, its effect on the cattle industry, and how highly or lowly inheritable they may be.

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Iowa’s ‘fluffy cows’ go viral

Iowa’s ‘fluffy cows’ go viral

Lynn Hicks

USA Today

Texas Tornado has become an Internet sensation as a "fluffy cow." Never mind that he’s a bull.

Someone posted a photo of Texas Tornado, owned by father and son cattlemen Phil and Matt Lautner of Adel, Iowa, on the social media site Reddit in late May.

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Experts weigh in on lowest beef supply in 60 years

Experts weigh in on lowest beef supply in 60 years

Drovers

Just as the summer grilling season is heating up, beef supplies across the country are down, meaning it might cost a little more to host that backyard party. In fact, the number of beef cattle in the United States is reportedly less than 30 million—the lowest number since the early 1960s. And when numbers go down and feed prices go up, consumers end up paying more at the grocery store.

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Argentines no longer top beef eaters

Argentines no longer top beef eaters

Christian Science Monitor

Though Argentina fell to neighboring Uruguay as king of beef consumption, locals say statistics may tell one story but daily life reflects another: Beef and barbecue are still ubiquitous.

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Boosting Kentucky beef industry one farm at a time

Boosting Kentucky beef industry one farm at a time

Aimee Nielson

Southeast Farm Press

For several years, Mike Wilson has been a beef producer on the side.

Spending evenings and weekends on his Anderson County farm and days at his job at the auto repair garage he owns, has kept Wilson very busy.

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Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi, ranchers, advocates target beef prices in farm bill

Wyoming U.S. Sen. Enzi, ranchers, advocates target beef prices in farm bill

Casper Star Tribune

Big Ag got a big break in the U.S. Senate’s version of the farm bill, according to Wyoming ranchers and stock grower advocacy groups.

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