Daily Archives: September 10, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM: Pickled Bulls

Baxter Black, DVM:  Pickled Bulls

Robin lives in a valley that is dotted with grazing pasture and selected irrigated vegetables.

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Do liquid supplements have a place in your program?

Do liquid supplements have a place in your program?

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Cattlemen are constantly looking for a deal. A deal on fertilizer, medicines, dewormers, feeds and supplements. We’ve spent a lot of time in this section discussing how to make good buying decisions since this has such an effect on profitability.

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Bull Buying Basics

Bull Buying Basics

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Protect your herd from disease by running through this checklist.

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Weaning practices can affect calf health and performance

Weaning practices can affect calf health and performance

Dr. Jeremy Powell

University of Arkansas

Fall is upon us, and it’s time to begin marketing your spring-born calves.  In doing so, remember that how you manage these calves at weaning can improve their opportunity for better overall health throughout the rest of their life

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Kerry A. Rood, MS, DVM

Utah State University

Weaning is a stressful time for both the calf and the cow. During the process, the calves experience changes in both their environment and diets. Furthermore, comingling with other calves often introduces new disease pathogens. All of these factors can predispose calves to poor health during weaning and hinder their potential to perform.

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Surprising Factors Can Affect Auction Prices For Beef Calves

Surprising Factors Can Affect Auction Prices For Beef Calves

Alan Newport

Beef Producer

Britt Hicks, area extension livestock specialist in the Oklahoma panhandle reviewed several recent market studies and says a variety of things such as calf body condition, castration, horns, fill, health, group selling, genetic selection and modification of breeding objectives can have significant effect on sale price at auction.

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Creep-Grazed Beef Calves Gain More Weight

Creep-Grazed Beef Calves Gain More Weight

Hay & Forage Grower

Nursing beef calves grazing bermudagrass pastures with their dams gained more weight when given access to a creep-grazed summer-annual legume in a Louisiana State University study.

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South Dakota State study shows cattle prices don’t follow meat counter prices

South Dakota State study shows cattle prices don’t follow meat counter prices


Consumers visiting their local meat counter to purchase steaks and hamburgers for grilling over Labor Day weekend may experienced some sticker shock over the price of beef and thought cattle producers must be making a lot of money.

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Temple Grandin Explains Animal Welfare Problems With Beta-Agonists

Temple Grandin Explains Animal Welfare Problems With Beta-Agonists

Temple Grandin       


There are certain groups of fed cattle that receive beta-agonists that have serious welfare problems at the packing plant. This problem became obvious to the industry when Lilly Edwards-Calloway from JBS showed a video of lame, stiff-gaited cattle at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) summer meeting in early August.

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Beef plant seeks capital to stay afloat

Beef plant seeks capital to stay afloat

Dirl Lammers

Argus Leader

An idled South Dakota beef processing plant is making another attempt at financing an auction sale in an attempt to prevent its bankruptcy case from moving toward liquidation.

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