Daily Archives: January 22, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  Free Henny Penny!

Baxter Black, DVM:  Free Henny Penny!

As America continues to become tangled in the web of domesticated animal welfare, we continue to exacerbate the inhumane results of our efforts.

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Research Shows High Consumer Regard for Certified Angus Beef Brand

Research Shows High Consumer Regard for Certified Angus Beef Brand

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

According to the results of a nationwide study – the premium quality of the Certified Angus Beef brand resonates with consumers. Seventy-five percent of interviewees ranked the Certified Angus Beef brand logo as representing the highest quality Angus beef available.

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Wind Chill Affects Cattle

Wind Chill Affects Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Business Extra

In northern climates where wind chill can be a big issue during colder months, planning ahead for winter weather can save money in reduced feed costs, reduced illness and health costs, less loss of body condition and better gains on young animals. If there are no natural windbreaks, artificial wind barriers can be created.

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Minerals to Cows

Minerals to Cows

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The amount of minerals in forages varies tremendously over the year. Lower levels and availability of calcium and magnesium in lush spring grasses, combined with a cow’s peak need for calcium and magnesium, may mean an increase in cases of milk fever (low calcium), grass tetany (low magnesium) or a combination of both (what I call lactation tetany).

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6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season

6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season

Jamie Purfeerst

BEEF

As many of us head into calving season, there is no better time than now to get prepared. Long hours get the best of all of us, and reviewing the basics of how to treat a prolapse or how to properly use your calf puller are best done before a problem occurs.

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Ag interests request backtrack from amendment

Ag interests request backtrack from amendment

The Statehouse File

Halie Solea

The author of a constitutional amendment to protect hunting and fishing has introduced the proposal this year without language that would protect farmers as well.

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What McDonald means in its definition of beef sustainability

What McDonald means in its definition of beef sustainability

Duane Lieneman

Straight from the Horses Mouth

I am sure anyone that is involved in the cattle business wonder just exactly what McDonald’s means by “sustainable beef” and as I alluded to last week – nobody knows.

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Control lice before they reduce beef and dairy profits this winter

Control lice before they reduce beef and dairy profits this winter

JERRY LITTLE

Central Kentucky News

Lice can suck the profits out of your beef and dairy cattle herds during the winter. These cold-loving pests spread when animals bunch together in response to frigid temperatures, and we’ve already had plenty of those.

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Interval feeding of supplements for growing replacement heifers

Interval feeding of supplements for growing replacement heifers

Glenn Selk

Drovers

Interval feeding of supplements has been shown to be an efficient method of feeding supplements to adult beef cows.  Less is known about the use of “every other day feeding” for growing weaned replacement heifers. 

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Scan heifers as well as bulls to get whole picture

Scan heifers as well as bulls to get whole picture

The Prairie Star

Fifty percent of a calf’s DNA comes from its dam. Therefore, if ultrasound data is only collected on the bulls, you’re only seeing part of the picture. How can a breeder make the most informed decision when they’re missing half of the information?

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