Daily Archives: June 19, 2013

How to Judge Conformation in Cattle

How to Judge Conformation in Cattle

WikiHow

Conformation in cattle is one of the utmost important qualities that a cattle producer must know about and understand when raising a good, solid breeding herd of cattle. Conformation is the desirable and undesirable skeletal and muscular structures of an animal.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

The Stock Exchange

Bovine viral diarrhea is a viral disease of cattle and other ruminants that is caused by the bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV). BVDV is a member of the pestivirus genus. There are four recognized species within the pestivirus genus. These species are BVDV-1, BVDV-2, border disease virus of sheep and classical swine fever virus, previously known as hog cholera virus.

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Plan for Summer Pinkeye Prevention

Plan for Summer Pinkeye Prevention

Ken Olson

Beef Today

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 causes infection of the eye and inflammation of the conjunctiva (inside lining membrane of the eyelid).

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Coproducts Score

Coproducts Score

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

The feed chosen by producers as an energy source in young calf diets can have an effect on both animal performance and carcass characteristics. Researchers increasingly find that coproduct feeds as alternatives to traditional high-concentrate diets used in calf rations can lead to highquality carcasses with high marbling scores following finishing.

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Watch for schmallenberg virus

Watch for schmallenberg virus

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

After spending time in the United Kingdom, University of Wyoming assistant research scientist Rob Cordery-Cotter, DVM, is concerned over the possibility of schmallenberg virus (SBV) spreading to the United States.

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Challenging Times Still Ahead for Preserving, Rebuilding U.S. Cattle Industry

Challenging Times Still Ahead for Preserving, Rebuilding U.S. Cattle Industry

Oklahoma Farm Report

There are plenty of challenges facing the cattle industry today says Troy Applehans of Cattlefax. He spoke with Radio Oklahoma Network’s Ron Hays after the recent “Managing for Profit” seminar conducted at the Beef Improvement Federation’s annual meeting in Oklahoma City.

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These Beef Production Technologies Look Like Keepers

These Beef Production Technologies Look Like Keepers

Jesse Bussard

Beef Producer

I was recently asked to come up with a list of current and emerging technologies which I think are or will be important as we go forward into the future of rangeland and grazing management.

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Tax relief for beef producers affected by 2012 drought

Tax relief for beef producers affected by 2012 drought

KOTA

Some tax relief may be in store for beef producers that were forced to sell their cattle herds in 2012.

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Great-grandson of Robert Frost takes road less traveled to raise better cow in Sand Hills

Great-grandson of Robert Frost takes road less traveled to raise better cow in Sand Hills

Omaha World Herald

In the four years since he settled here, Prescott Frost has found himself set apart more than most. In a state where corn is king, he is on a quest to breed a better cow for the grass-fed beef industry – one that can thrive without chemical pesticides, antibiotics, hormones and, the clincher, grain – and to market his own brand of artisanal meat.

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Differences between Beef and Dairy are not always Black and White

Differences between Beef and Dairy are not always Black and White

Iowa Beef Center

This month the Iowa beef industry is paying tribute to the dairy industry. The dairy industry is a significant contributor to the beef supply, providing lean beef for ground beef and other important items.

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