Daily Archives: November 19, 2013

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Cycle of Fire

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Cycle of Fire

The Mountain West as pictured by the European immigrants in the days of Lewis and Clark, was covered with immense healthy forests that had recycled themselves naturally for centuries.

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6 mind-boggling facts about farms in China

6 mind-boggling facts about farms in China

Tom Philpott

Grist

Ever since May, when a state-controlled Chinese company agreed to buy U.S. pork giant Smithfield, reportedly with an eye toward ramping up U.S. pork imports to China, I’ve been looking into the simultaneously impressive and vexed state of China’s food production system.

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Feeding the cow herd: Options when hay is short

Feeding the cow herd: Options when hay is short

Drovers

Following are some new and updated additions to the resources from UW Extension to help cow calf producers make management decisions for over-wintering the cow herd.

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Cull Breeding Stock Carefully

Cull Breeding Stock Carefully

Dr. Ken McMillan

Progressive Farmer

Annual performance, not strictly age, should be a primary criteria come culling time.

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Calgary Stampede prize winning steer gets medal revoked for testing positive for cow version of ‘asprin’

Calgary Stampede prize winning steer gets medal revoked for testing positive for cow version of ‘asprin’

Jen Gerson

National Post

Oscar, the prized black cross-bred steer that took top prize at this year’s Calgary Stampede, has lost an appeal and been disqualified for doping.

Immaculate and well-fluffed, Oscar took top prize in August, a testament to the hard work of his teenaged handlers.

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Trichomoniasis on the Move

Trichomoniasis on the Move

Bovine Veterinarian

Shifting cow numbers have brought trichomoniasis to new areas. Severe drought in the Southern Plains has caused a shift in cow numbers, as they are moved to areas in the Midwest where grass is available. And, with that shift comes an increase in the risk of diseases, like trichomoniasis, that move with the cattle.

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Israeli cattle ranchers

Israeli cattle ranchers

Washington Post

Israeli cowboys have been growing beef cattle in ranches on the Golan Heights’ disputed strategic volcanic plateau for more than 30 years. Here’s a look at one of those ranches.

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Cattle thefts in Oklahoma at all-time high in 2013

Cattle thefts in Oklahoma at all-time high in 2013

UPI

Cattle thefts in Oklahoma are at an all-time high with 835 thefts reported so far this year, authorities said.

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Composite Beef Cattle Registry

Composite Beef Cattle Registry

The Composite Beef Cattle Registry is open to all cattle producers that have a need for registering their animals to identify, track, document and maintain the ancestry of past generations and future offspring.

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Meet the Nashville Chef Who Raises His Own Beef

Meet the Nashville Chef Who Raises His Own Beef

Erin Byers Murray

Modern Farmer

Ask chef Tyler Brown what he did at work today, and instead of giving you a rundown of his grueling night on the line or how many covers his staff served dinner, he’ll tell you about the protein levels in his grass, how a field works like a solar panel and how productively his heifers are grazing.

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