Daily Archives: January 6, 2014

The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians

The Ins and Outs of Extra-Label Drug Use in Animals: A Resource for Veterinarians

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

As a practicing veterinarian, you’ve likely prescribed a drug for an extra-label use. What does that mean? What gives you the legal ability to do so? What conditions must be met? By explaining FDA’s requirements for extra-label drug use in animals, this article answers these questions and more.

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Brain Trust panel to discuss real-world, applied genomics

Brain Trust panel to discuss real-world, applied genomics


This year’s Brain Trust will feature an all-star panel discussing the role of applied genomics as it plays into real-world scenarios.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) invites all cattle producers to attend the 2014 Brain Trust during the National Western Stock Show events in Denver, Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, at the Denver Airport Marriott at Gateway Park, Aurora, Colo.

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Guidelines for Successful Heifer Development

Guidelines for Successful Heifer Development

The Stock Exchange

Development of replacement heifers is a long and thus costly process that becomes even more costly when heifers fail to rebreed or must be culled for reasons other than age. The following guidelines highlight management impacts on development costs and performance.

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Matching Cows and Production to the Environment

Matching Cows and Production to the Environment

Troy Smith

Hereford World

From a price standpoint, calf-sellers should be happy, happy, happy. Prices received in recent years suggest tremendous financial opportunity for commercial cow-calf operators, provided their costs of production are under control. Therein lies the rub.

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Breeding to Buck

Breeding to Buck

Tri State Livestock News

“Me and my dad and my brother don’t buy bucking horses, we breed them,” Matt Burch explained of the family that calls Rozet, Wyo., home. “There is a lot of big money in this right now, and a lot of people don’t want to wait, they want to buy them already made.

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Sharpen Management Skills to Capture Profits

Sharpen Management Skills to Capture Profits

Greg Henderson

Beef Today

These are good times for ranchers. In fact, the market outlook for this year is so good, "I can’t believe what I hear myself saying to cattle producers," says Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock economist. "We expect record levels of profitability for cow-calf operators."

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Be Prepared for Calving Season

Be Prepared for Calving Season

Dr. Tom Troxel

University of Arkansas

Calving is one of the most important times on the production calendar. Management decisions made prior to this period can influence success at calving and ultimately profitability of an operation. Calving difficulty (dystocia) is a very important economic problem in the U.S. beef cattle industry.

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Maximizing the value of corn stover

Maximizing the value of corn stover

Kevin Gould

Michigan State University

Beneath the snow now blanketing Michigan’s corn fields lays a valuable but underused commodity: corn stover. The term “stover” refers to all of the leaf, stalk and cob tissue commonly left after grain harvest. Grain gets all of the attention, but only accounts for 50 percent of each corn crop by weight.

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Lower Corn Prices Offer Protein Supplementation Opportunity

Lower Corn Prices Offer Protein Supplementation Opportunity

Beef Producer

Cow-calf producers looking to add a protein supplement to rations may be choosing corn this year, says the Michigan State University extension, likely because corn prices are falling.

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K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series takes new approach

K-State’s Winter Ranch Management Series takes new approach

The Gardner News

A two-way verbal exchange between Kansas’ cattle producers and extension specialists is the new approach to K-State’s 2014 Winter Ranch Management Seminar. Area beef cattle producers will have an opportunity to talk with Extension specialists Tuesday, January 14, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. at a meeting held at the Lighthouse Presbyterian Church, 1402 E. 303rd St., in Paola, KS.

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