Daily Archives: September 30, 2013

Preventing Respiratory Acidosis in Newborn Calves

Preventing Respiratory Acidosis in Newborn Calves

Glen Selk

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

We have previously discussed the research that indicates that the average length of time that a mature cow is in Stage 2 of calving is less than half an hour. The average length of time that a first-calf 2-year-old heifer is in Stage 2 of labor is about an hour.

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Jay O’Brien Is 2013 BEEF Stocker Award Winner

Jay O’Brien Is 2013 BEEF Stocker Award Winner

Wes Ishmael

“You own stocker cattle long enough and the market generally gives you a chance to come out on them,” says Jay O’Brien of Amarillo, who owns a ranch northeast of Clarendon, TX, with his children and grandkids. He also manages ranches in Texas and Colorado.

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Ranchers Play a High-Steaks Game for All the Marbling

Ranchers Play a High-Steaks Game for All the Marbling

Wall Street Journal

Started last year, the competition is part of growing interest among meat eaters and small cattle-producers in raising the profile of beef to more than just "what’s for dinner," as the old slogan goes. They view steak in the manner of a fine French wine or robust Colombian coffee, searching for flavors perceived as mushroom and ocean, while avoiding anything reminiscent of mackerel, cardboard and liver.

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