Daily Archives: January 14, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: Shocking Collars!

Baxter Black, DVM:  Shocking Collars!

A steady growth in population continues worldwide. As we grow, urban development paves and permanently changes the ecosystem.

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The Secret to Daytime Calving

The Secret to Daytime Calving

Del Deterling

Progressive Farmer

Whether you have 20 cows or 200, there is nothing less pleasant than crawling out of bed in the middle of a cold night to check for calving problems.

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Improving beef cattle herds improves profits

Improving beef cattle herds improves profits

Jerry Little

Central Kentucky News

One of the best ways to boost beef cattle profits is to use genetics to improve the efficiency of your herd. Prioritize traits to meet the goals of your operation. This will provide as many pounds of beef as possible off every available acre at a minimal cost.

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Why all the fuss about body condition?

Why all the fuss about body condition?


Why is it that nearly every article on beef cow nutrition in the winter seems to focus on body condition? Surely with all the advanced knowledge and research that has been done over the years we have something better to go on than a visual estimation of body fat on a cow to evaluate the success or failure of nutritional status?

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Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting scheduled March 5

Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting scheduled March 5

Journal Standard

Speakers will discuss strategies to maximize profits in cattle feeding. Speakers include Tara Felix, professor and beef cattle nutritionist; Alfredo DiCostanzo, professor, beef cattle nutrition and management; Dan Loy, professor, director of the Iowa beef center; Sam Odom, beef specialist; Reid Blossom, executive vice president of the Illinois Beef Association.

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Passive Immune Status within 24 Hours of Birth and Long-term Health and Performance of Calves

Passive Immune Status within 24 Hours of Birth and Long-term Health and Performance of Calves

Glen Selk

The Stock Exchange

You have heard the warning: “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!”  Perhaps you have not heard: “What happens in the first 24 hours, impacts the rest of a calf’s life”!  Veterinary scientists, while with the USDA experiment station at Clay Center, Nebraska monitored health events and growth performance in a population of range beef calves in order to identify associations of production factors with baby calf passive immune status.

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Protect calves from scours with immediate immunity

Protect calves from scours with immediate immunity

Bovine Veterinarian

Good management alone is sometimes not enough to protect the calf from scours, and so cattle producers turn to practices like calf vaccination to head off diarrhea in their spring calf crop.

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Pondering cattle prices

Pondering cattle prices

Lisa Schmidt

Great Falls Tribune

A good rule of thumb is that each step of the food supply chain doubles the cost of a product; that holds true for beef.

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Johne’s disease prevention, diagnosis remains a challenge

Johne’s disease prevention, diagnosis remains a challenge

Jamie Rothenburger

The Western Producer

Johne’s disease has long been recognized as an economically important disease in dairy cattle, but it actually affects a wide variety of ruminants.

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Water Woes Hamper California Hay, Beef Sectors

Water Woes Hamper California Hay, Beef Sectors

Rick Mooney

Hay and Forage Grower

An extended drought has sent feeder and other hay prices soaring in parts of California. The long dry spell is also causing some alfalfa growers to rethink how much of the crop they’ll grow next year.

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