Daily Archives: February 20, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Gift of Glasses

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Gift of Glasses

We have lots of folks come through our office and home. We try to be hospitable.

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Ranching In a World of Technology

Ranching In a World of Technology

Steve Weisman

American Cattleman

Herd management — those two words are huge for cattle producers as they work to keep their business profitable. More than ever before, herd management has entered the field of technology with software programs designed to provide a record keeping system to track cattle and help producers make sound decisions.

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Here’s tips for cattle and forage producers

Here’s tips for cattle and forage producers

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Here are some tips for cattle and forage producers to consider at this time of year: Don’t forget to collect calving records. Records include body condition of the cow at calving, calving difficulty score, calf gender, calf birth weight, and don’t forget to tag calves — records are more valuable when they can be linked back to cow and calf pairs

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When Handling Frozen Semen and Embryos, Cowboy Logic Ain’t Good Enough

When Handling Frozen Semen and Embryos, Cowboy Logic Ain’t Good Enough

 Troy Smith

Hereford World

Singer-songwriter Michael Martin Murphey celebrates the Westerner’s thought process in a song titled “Cowboy Logic.” Its humorous verse is packed with axioms meant to explain the cowboy way of handling a situation, tackling a piece of work or avoiding it.

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Signs of Impending Calving in Cows or Heifers

Signs of Impending Calving in Cows or Heifers

Glen Selk

Stock Exchange

As the spring calving season approaches, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent.  Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or making bag and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva.  These indicate the cow is due to calve in the near future.

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New Version of Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner

New Version of Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner

Sherry Hoyer

Iowa Beef Center

Cow-calf producers and others who use the Bovine Estrus Synchronization Planner software are encouraged to download the newest version for their operations from the Iowa Beef Center (IBC) website. Garland Dahlke of IBC at Iowa State University said the update is free, as are all files related to the program.

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Merck plans feedlot testof Zilmax

Merck plans feedlot testof Zilmax

Barbara Duckworth

Beef Producer

Merck Animal Health is looking for 240,000 feedlot animals on which to test the effects of Zilmax. The company voluntarily stopped sales of its growth enhancer last August after reports about lameness in finished cattle.

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