Daily Archives: July 24, 2013

Fly control for beef cattle

Fly control for beef cattle

Paul Gonzalez

Clintonnc

My position allows me to work with a variety of producers. All of them have their own philosophy on how to raise cattle. No matter how different these may be they all ask some of the same questions. One of these is, “What is the best thing for flies?” I have had this question quite a bit this year, as the flies seem to be worse than normal.

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Hopes, concerns aired in wake of Northern Beef Packers bankruptcy

Hopes, concerns aired in wake of Northern Beef Packers bankruptcy

 Jeff Natalie-Lees

Aberdeen News

Proponents of the Northern Beef Packers and government officials are reacting to the news of the plant’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy with a variety of responses:

 "We were excited to bring them on as a customer," said Alaina Henning, manager of Diamond Vogel Paint in Aberdeen, one of the small businesses in Aberdeen with unpaid bills from the beef plant. The store filed a lien against the plant for $2,819 on May 3.

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Cattle producer’s mini panda cow is the “Brad Pitt of cattle”

Cattle producer’s mini panda cow is the “Brad Pitt of cattle”

Brett Wessler

KXLO

After seven years breeding miniature cattle alongside his beef cattle, John Bartheld hit the jackpot.

The new member of the herd is Peanut, a Panda minicow belonging to an exclusive group of only 40 members worldwide.

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Pink eye season and cattle

Pink eye season and cattle

Carl Stafford

Culpeper Star Exponent

Pink eye season is here and there are preventative measures and treatments to help beef producers avoid the economic impact the disease can have on cattle.

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