Daily Archives: June 27, 2013

Study Shows Cattle Are Increasingly Resistant to BRD Antibiotics

Study Shows Cattle Are Increasingly Resistant to BRD Antibiotics

Beef Today

A survey of records of bovine respiratory disease cases at the Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory showed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that cause BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, increased over a three-year period.

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Provide plenty of clean, safe water.

Provide plenty of clean, safe water.

Rick Rasby

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Drought makes you think of how important and precious water is. A primary challenge when managing cows on pasture in times of drought is water, especially if the water source is from a dugout. As the amount of water in the dugout decreases during dry conditions, components in the water concentrate.

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Russian knapweed has value as cattle feed

Russian knapweed has value as cattle feed

Beef Cattle News

An invasive species that has traditionally been considered worthless in Western pastures is actually a useful protein source for cattle if dried and baled, experts say.

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The Beef State

The Beef State

Jaclyn Wilson

Jac’d Up

I have to chuckle whenever I cross the state line into Nebraska. I’m a big supporter of “Nebraska-The Good Life,” but considering cattle outnumber trees almost 10 to 1 here on the ranch, “Home of Arbor Day” is a little misrepresentative of this area.

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Summer Brings Insects And Anemia-Inducing Disease To Cattle

Summer Brings Insects And Anemia-Inducing Disease To Cattle

Farms.com

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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Grazing Management Pays Net Profit, Even On Small Farms

Grazing Management Pays Net Profit, Even On Small Farms

Terri Queck-Matzie

Beef Producer

Pasture in poor condition can support cattle and sometimes make a profit but that doesn’t mean better pasture isn’t better.

"The environmental effects of pasture improvement are huge," says Madalene M. Ransom, an economist with NRCS, "but people don’t always realize the economic benefits."

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Calf Marketing Tools Help Smooth Volatility

Calf Marketing Tools Help Smooth Volatility

Larry Stalcup

BEEF

It happened in April and May, and probably again since press time for this issue of BEEF — a market sitting pretty at a lofty level, before near limit-down moves in futures wiped the smile off a rancher’s face.

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The line between pets and livestock

The line between pets and livestock

Examiner.com

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.

In a recent article in DVM Magazine titled, Why small animal veterinarians should care about farm animals Barry Kipperman, DVM, DACVIM lays out a convincing argument that society and especially veterinarians are missing the boat on animal welfare by drawing a magical line between ‘pets’ and ‘livestock’.

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Registration open for 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Registration open for 2013 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Farm and Ranch News

If cattlemen and women want a seat at the table and involvement in shaping the future of the beef industry, then Denver, Colo., is the place to be Aug. 7-10, for the Cattle Industry Summer Conference.

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Bradley 3 Ranch named 2013 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

Bradley 3 Ranch named 2013 BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year

Drovers

Bradley 3 Ranch, Memphis, Texas, was recently named the 2013 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Seedstock Producer of the Year during the 45th annual BIF Research Symposium and Meeting in Oklahoma City. This award is one of the most prestigious and historical awards presented annually in the beef industry.

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