Daily Archives: July 18, 2013

Beef pricing based on quality

Beef pricing based on quality

Loretta Sorensen

Tri-State Livestock News

Beef producers using long-time marketing and selling strategies may be selling themselves short in today’s market because industry pricing strategies have changed so much in recent years.

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Sexed semen gaining beef industry use

Sexed semen gaining beef industry use

Kasey Brown

The Cattle Business Weekly

Gender-selected semen may seem like a technology for the future, but there are many uses for it now with improving results, John Hall, University of Idaho, told participants of the 45th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Research Symposium and Convention in Oklahoma City June 12-15.

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Wyoming Premium Heifer Program

Wyoming Premium Heifer Program

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

It’s not like Scott Lake, John Henn and their Wyoming cohorts invented the wheel. Other programs for marketing process-certified, replacement quality females already exist. Some have operated for several years.

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Watch withdrawal times carefully

Watch withdrawal times carefully

High Plains Journal

Bovine respiratory disease can strike at any time. When BRD develops later in the feeding period, producers should pay careful attention to the withdrawal time of the selected antimicrobial treatment–helping keep cattle healthy and operations profitable.

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Drought continues to force cows to market

Drought continues to force cows to market

Drovers

As the drought continues in the Western and Southwestern States, cow slaughter has remained at relatively high rates. From mid-March through at least the week ending June 22, weekly federally inspected cow slaughter has exceeded year-earlier levels, with both beef and dairy cows contributing to the increased year-over-year slaughter.

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Early summer deworming affects summer weight gain

Early summer deworming affects summer weight gain

Keith Martin

FarmTalk

Parsons, Kansas — A five year deworming trial was conducted at the Eastern Oklahoma Research Station located at Haskell, Oklahoma. In this trial crossbred cows and their calves were randomly allotted to four treatments: 1) non-dewormed control, 2) deworm calf only; 3) deworm cow only; and 4) deworm cow and calf.

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Legislators plan to block sale of Plum Island

Legislators plan to block sale of Plum Island

Brett Wessler

Bovine Veterinarian

Northeastern legislators unhappy with the transition of the animal disease research center are sponsoring a bill to block the sale of Plum Island to a private party.

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