Daily Archives: June 26, 2013

Video Feature: Strategic Culling

Matt Claeys and Mark Kepler discuss the decision making process that needs to go into strategic culling of you herd

Safe use of medicated feed for animal producers

Safe use of medicated feed for animal producers

FDA

Medicated animal feeds are important tools for animal producers, but the feeds must be used correctly to ensure the safety of food produced by the animals. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires medicated feed to be properly labeled so animal producers use it correctly.

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Invest in Forages This Year

Invest in Forages This Year

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Like most cattle producers, Traci Talley has to cut corners at times. But don’t ask her to shortchange her fescue, orchardgrass and clover pastures.

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Conditioning Tips for Superior Hay Quality

Conditioning Tips for Superior Hay Quality

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Done at its best, hay conditioning can shave two to five days off drying time, helping maintain harvest cycles and ensuring top-quality hay.

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Judicious use of antibiotics: What does this mean for a producer?

Judicious use of antibiotics: What does this mean for a producer?

Drovers

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is implementing a voluntary strategy to promote the judicious (appropriate) use in food-producing animals of antibiotics that are important in treating humans.

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Summer brings insects and anemia-inducing disease to cattle

Summer brings insects and anemia-inducing disease to cattle

Bovine Veterinarian

Controlling insects and using good sanitation of veterinary equipment can help prevent spread of anaplasmosis, a sometimes-fatal cattle disease that attacks red blood cells.

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Local Meat Production Relies on Farmer-Processor Relationship

Local Meat Production Relies on Farmer-Processor Relationship

Beef Producer

Building more meat processing plants won’t translate into more local meat unless farmers and processors change how they do business with each other, according to a new USDA Economic Research Service report released last week.

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Small Unmanned Aircraft Offer Great Pasture Management Potential

Small Unmanned Aircraft Offer Great Pasture Management Potential

Burt Rutherford       

BEEF

If a picture is worth 1,000 words, what are thousands of pictures worth? If they help you manage your operation more efficiently, they might be, as the TV advertisement suggests, priceless. While Kevin Price will let you decide the worth of his pictures, the Kansas State University (KSU) professor is pretty sure you’ll like what you can learn from a buzzard’s-eye view of your pastures

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Research Report on China’s Cattle Production Industry and Beef Market

Research Report on China’s Cattle Production Industry and Beef Market

Herald Online

Before reform and opening up, cattle were always treated as servant instead of meat. Chinese government actively encouraged peasants to feed cattle on straws not until the early 1990s in order to decrease straw waste and to promote the cyclic utilization of straws.

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Grade, grain and aging key to tender, tasty grilled beef

Grade, grain and aging key to tender, tasty grilled beef

Reporter Herald

You don’t have to go to some high-end steakhouse or shell out $200 a pound for ultramarbled Wagyu beef from Japan to get flavorful, tender beef for your next barbecue

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