Daily Archives: July 22, 2013

Take advantage of resources to monitor and care for hot cows

Take advantage of resources to monitor and care for hot cows

Brett Wessler

Bovine Veterinarian

Hot temperatures and a recent heat wave have amped up drought conditions in many areas of the country. University extensions are providing advice and tools to help producers care for their livestock as the mercury rises.

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K-State Research Finds Resistance to BRD Treatment

K-State Research Finds Resistance to BRD Treatment

Beef Producer

Kansas State Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory research this summer revealed that drug resistance in one of the primary pathogens that causes BRD, Mannheimia haemolytica, has increased over a three-year period.

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Cow cruises down highway on trailer roof

Cow cruises down highway on trailer roof

Daniel Pfeiffer

Drovers

Summer brings fantasies of escaping down a deserted highway at sunset in a red convertible letting the wind ruffle your hair, and a cow on its way to a meatpacking plant in Emporia, Ks., had a similar fantasy.

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Down the Cow Path

Down the Cow Path

Larry Magnuson

Bureau County Republican

Nothing strikes as much fear in the heart of a cow calf operator as a phone call in the summer. It usually comes an hour or so before dark. The message is short and makes your stomach do flip-flops: Your cows are out!

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Cattle producers want to get rid of new meat labels

Cattle producers want to get rid of new meat labels

Rob Hotakainen

Wichia Eagle

After surviving years of drought and watching the size of the U.S. cattle herd fall to its lowest level in more than 60 years, Texas cattleman Bob McCan would just as soon steer clear of the U.S. government’s latest meat-labeling rules.

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Cattle rustlers still ride the rolling hills of southwest Missouri

Cattle rustlers still ride the rolling hills of southwest Missouri

ERIC ADLER

The Kansas City Star

Like coyotes, the cattle rustlers struck in darkness.

Not on horseback as in the Old West. Over Memorial Day weekend in 2012 — and against a backdrop of rising agricultural theft in Missouri — the modern rustlers arrived along the fence of Bob and Evelyn Darrow’s Greene County property in a truck pulling a trailer.

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Struggling Northern SD Beef Plant Delays Paychecks

Struggling Northern SD Beef Plant Delays Paychecks

KELO

Workers at the Northern Beef Packers plant in the northern South Dakota city of Aberdeen have been told their paychecks are being delayed because of financial woes.

Employees were told Wednesday that their Friday paychecks wouldn’t be distributed. Officials hope to issue them early next week.

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Conference describes new trends in cattle industry

Conference describes new trends in cattle industry

Josie Musico

Lubbock Avalanche Journal

Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association representatives describe new technologies and conservation measures in Friday conference.

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SD branded-beef program fails to meet expectations

SD branded-beef program fails to meet expectations

Chet Brokaw

Miami Herald

Launched with great hopes and fanfare eight years ago, the South Dakota Certified Beef program has so far fallen short of its goal of helping farmers and ranchers sell state-branded beef as a premium product commanding higher prices.

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Beef Cow Herds Shift, New Technology Brings Changes

Beef Cow Herds Shift, New Technology Brings Changes

Kansas City InfoZine

The Missouri cattle herd has changed, and bigger changes are ahead, says Scott Brown, University of Missouri livestock economist.

There’s a cow population shift from north to south in Missouri, Brown says. The reason: Corn and soybean crops return more per acre than cows.

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