Daily Archives: July 10, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  Take a Left at Confusion

Baxter Black, DVM:  Take a Left at Confusion

Dally is a cattle buyer who lives in Colorado. He had spent a week in Illinois looking at confinement feeder operations and was heading home for three weeks, then planned to return to the Midwest.

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Driving your herd with ATV stockmanship

Driving your herd with ATV stockmanship

Robyn Scherer             

Progressive Cattleman

Traditional ranchers may scoff at the idea of using an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or four-wheeler on a ranch, especially when it comes to working cattle.

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Meat groups sue USDA over meat labeling rule

Meat groups sue USDA over meat labeling rule

DAVID PITT

Requiring meat labels to have more details about a product’s origins is too costly and serves no public health or safety benefit, industry groups said Tuesday in announcing a lawsuit against U.S. Department of Agriculture over new labeling rules.

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Summer storms rain down with livestock health hazards

Summer storms rain down with livestock health hazards

Peggy Coffeen

Farm and Ranch Guide

From tornados to flash floods, livestock producers have become accustomed to dealing with Mother Nature’s wrath. Be aware, however, that summer storms bring more than just a down pour of rain; their aftermath can pose a potential risk to the health and well-being of cattle, sheep and other livestock, particularly those on pasture.

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The Pastor in the Pasture

The Pastor in the Pasture

Sara Gugelmeyer

Hereford World

Outside of his family, Reverend Mark Schoen has two passions in  life — pastoring and raising Hereford cattle. And he takes both very seriously.

Raised on a farm in Minnesota, Mark comes from a family that had Jersey dairy cows, but he showed Herefords in 4-H. Mark went to college and studied animal science for two years, planning to become a veterinarian.

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Beef plant scandal figure freed from prison

Beef plant scandal figure freed from prison

Rome News Tribune

A key figure in Mississippi’s beef plant scandal has been placed on supervised release and freed from prison.

Richard Hall, of Clarksville, Tenn., was sentenced to eight years in Mississippi prison on three counts of wire fraud for his role in the failure of the plant.

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MLV or killed vaccines: what’s best for your beef operation?

MLV or killed vaccines: what’s best for your beef operation?

Drovers

Administering a well-planned vaccine program is the most cost-effective health investment a beef producer can make, according to Mark van der List, BVSC, MPVM, senior professional services veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., based in Davis, Calif.

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