Daily Archives: August 20, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: Cowboy Coffee

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Coffee

I am married to a Starbucks fiend (sounds better than user or addict).

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Cattle Diseases Becoming More Widespread

Cattle Diseases Becoming More Widespread

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

It’s those dramatic outbreaks of mad cow or foot-and-mouth disease that capture the headlines. But these high-profile diseases aren’t the ones putting most operations at risk.

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Base feed purchases and use on feed analysis

Base feed purchases and use on feed analysis

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Summer haying is well under way. Some areas of the United States have received some spring rains and the cool-season forage production was pretty good.

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The Future Of Beef Cattle Breeding And Genetics

The Future Of Beef Cattle Breeding And Genetics

B. Lynn Gordon

iGrow

Dr. Joe Cassady believes the biggest challenges facing beef cattle breeding and genetics are to identify the appropriate direction in which change should be made and then maintain that selection for years or decades.

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Cattle producers should watch for stress as hot weather returns

Cattle producers should watch for stress as hot weather returns

Hannah Harper

Ag Answers

Heat and humidity are set to return to the eastern Corn Belt after weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures, meaning cattle producers need to be on the lookout for signs of heat stress in their herds.

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Helping fall-calving cows and heifers during the calving process

Helping fall-calving cows and heifers during the calving process

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Fall calving season is (or soon will be) upon the Oklahoma ranches that have fall and winter calving. An issue facing the rancher at calving-time, is the amount of time heifers or cows are allowed to be in labor before assistance is given. Traditional text books, fact sheets and magazine articles stated that “Stage II” of labor lasted from 2 to 4 hours.

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Texas Cattle Feeders Tackle Price Discovery Problem

Texas Cattle Feeders Tackle Price Discovery Problem

Oklahoma Farm Report

One of the growing problems in today’s feedlot industry is price discovery. Fewer and fewer cattle are going on the cash market to be priced.

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