Daily Archives: November 6, 2013

Ultrasound in Action

Ultrasound in Action

Angus Journal

Every registered animal at Krebs Ranch near Gordon, Neb., is ultrasound-scanned at one year of age. That’s a vital part of a winning formula, according to Jake Scott, who handles marketing and customer relations for Krebs.

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Scattered Frost Causes Concern In Pastures

Scattered Frost Causes Concern In Pastures

John Jennings

University of Arkansas

Scattered frost across the state can turn a good forage deadly. Late summer rains brought on a flush of johnsongrass in many pastures and it became dominant in some fields. When johnsongrass becomes stressed from drought or frost, it can produce prussic acid (hydrocyanic acid) which is very toxic to livestock.

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Vitamin A needs Special Attention in Cattle Rations

Vitamin A needs Special Attention in Cattle Rations

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Here we continue our discussion of vitamins in beef cattle. By now it is obvious how critical these nutrients are the animal’s diet. Few are as important and have been researched as extensively as vitamin A. Of the fat-soluble vitamins, A has routinely gotten the most interest.

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Mineral feeding can reduce the risk of grass tetany next spring

Mineral feeding can reduce the risk of grass tetany next spring

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Much of Oklahoma and the Southern Plains will have wheat pasture to utilize as winter feed for stocker cattle, replacement heifers, and in some cases for adult cows.  At, and after calving time next January, February, and March “grass tetany” could occur in a few situations.

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Keep or cull open replacement heifers?? (and buyer beware)

Keep or cull open replacement heifers?? (and buyer beware)

Heifer.Pro

For some Oklahoma cow calf operations, the bulls go into the breeding pasture with replacement heifers in mid-April.  As the bulls are being removed from the replacement heifers in two months, this would be an ideal time to call and make arrangements with your local veterinarian to have those heifers evaluated for pregnancy after another 60 days.

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NCBA’s Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Proving its Value to Beef Industry

NCBA’s Masters of Beef Advocacy Program Proving its Value to Beef Industry

Oklahoma Farm Report

Daren Williams of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association spent last week at the National FFA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky, signing up FFA members for the Masters in Beef Advocacy program.

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FDA approves Tandem Pen injection to treat shipping fever

FDA approves Tandem Pen injection to treat shipping fever

Bovine Veterinarian

Norbrook, Inc., announced they have received FDA approval on new Tandem Pen injection for the highly cost-effective treatment of penicillin-susceptible microorganisms associated with bacterial pneumonia (shipping fever complex), upper respiratory infections and Blackleg.

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Cattle Organizations Still Accepting Blizzard Recovery Donations

Cattle Organizations Still Accepting Blizzard Recovery Donations

Beef Producer

The North Dakota Stockmen’s Association and the North Dakota Stockmen’s Foundation are extending support to North and South Dakota livestock producers who were devastated by the winter storm that killed several thousand cattle last month.

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6 Graphs That Show Why The “War” on Fat Was a Huge Mistake

6 Graphs That Show Why The “War” on Fat Was a Huge Mistake

Authority Nutrition

Studies conducted in the past few decades conclusively show that neither saturated fat nor dietary cholesterol cause harm in humans .

Scientists are now beginning to realize that the entire low-fat dogma was based on flawed studies that have since been thoroughly debunked.

Here are 6 graphs that clearly show how incredibly damaging it has been to advise people to reduce their consumption of animal fat.

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