Daily Archives: November 25, 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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Why Are Beef Producers So Afraid To Cull Cows?

Why Are Beef Producers So Afraid To Cull Cows?

Heifer Pro

We have become convinced that it costs so much to raise a replacement heifer that we can’t afford to cull a cow unless she is really bad.

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Set Up Correct Calving Season With Adapted Cattle

Set Up Correct Calving Season With Adapted Cattle

Jim Elizondo

Beef Producer

A cow’s nutritional needs go up as she approaches calving, with the maximum requirement two to three months later.  If we are serious about maximum sustainable profits we should have cattle that are adapted, produce low amounts of milk, and have inherent good body condition.

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Purebred shows losing relevance with genomics

Purebred shows losing relevance with genomics

Kevin Hursh

The Western Producer

Producers and fitters were washing, blow drying, clipping and otherwise primping their purebred cattle in the Canadian Western Agribition barns while others paraded their stock in front of judges.

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Methods to Determine Pregnancy

Methods to Determine Pregnancy

Kasey Brown

Angus Beef Bulleting Extra

Knowing whether cows are pregnant is incredibly useful for making management decisions, and there are several methods to determine pregnancy, Dee Whittier, professor and Extension veterinarian for Virginia–Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, told attendees of the 2013 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium in Staunton, Va., Oct. 15-16.

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Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship Guidelines Launched

Veterinary-Client-Patient Relationship Guidelines Launched


The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) offers its members and other beef and dairy veterinarians newly created guidelines for effective veterinary-client-patient relationships (VCPR).

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New meat label to track livestock from birth to slaughter

New meat label to track livestock from birth to slaughter

David Pierson

Los Angles Times

New rules that update a law known as country-of-origin labeling are welcomed by consumer advocates but criticized by the meat industry.

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Where Corn Is King, a New Regard for Grass-Fed Beef

Where Corn Is King, a New Regard for Grass-Fed Beef


New York Times

Isolation comes with the territory in the Sandhills of Nebraska, where grassy dunes laced with wet meadows undulate above the Ogallala Aquifer, and the thinning towns are few and far between.

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Cattle feedlot: Behind the scenes

Cattle feedlot: Behind the scenes


Precision Nutrition

Yes, the first thing I noticed when I arrived was the smell.  And no, it wasn’t fear.  I smelled manure. I guess I should have expected it.  After all, I was standing among 20,000+ steers and heifers.  Duh, welcome to farming, Ryan!

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Test Your Knowledge of Legal Drug Use in Beef Cattle

Test Your Knowledge of Legal Drug Use in Beef Cattle


Animal drugs are carefully regulated by the FDA to keep the food supply protected from residues in meat (and milk). It is important to keep our food supply free of drugs because of possible adverse reactions in humans who consume the tainted meat or milk.

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