Daily Archives: February 25, 2014

6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season

6 Resources To Help You Succeed This Calving Season

Jamie Purfeerst


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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Staying ‘grounded’ key for helping produce best beef

Staying ‘grounded’ key for helping produce best beef

Jenni Grubbs

Fort Margan Times

Duane Yearous does what he can to stay grounded. While the Morgan County cattleman sometimes finds himself caught up in the latest trends and fads for raising seed stock for commercial beef operations, he knows that his main goal needs to be "finding the most efficient way to produce" the animals that lead to profits for those beef companies.

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Trichomoniasis: Still A Threat To Beef Breeding Herds

Trichomoniasis: Still A Threat To Beef Breeding Herds


Trichomoniasis is a reproductive disease that cattle producers should keep top of mind when preparing for the upcoming breeding season, said Russ Daly, SDSU Extension Veterinarian. "Perhaps the one reproductive disease for which the bull plays a critical role in transmission is that of trichomoniasis, or "trich," Daly said.

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Behavior around the chute can prevent serious injury.

Behavior around the chute can prevent serious injury.

Kasey Brown

Angus Beef Bulletin

There are certain things you do and don’t do around a cattle-processing chute, said Arn Anderson, of Cross Timbers Veterinary Hospital in Bowie, Texas. A chute is a tool, and safety must be top of mind when working, he told attendees of the 21st Cattlemen’s College® at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 3.

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Reproduction Efficiency Critical to Profitability

Reproduction Efficiency Critical to Profitability

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

One thing that most cow/calf producers can attest to is that in order to be profitable you have to get cows bred and get them bred efficiently.

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Modified Live Vaccines

Modified Live Vaccines

By Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

There are risks and benefits to vaccinating cows, especially when pregnant. The biggest risk for any operator, however, is an inferior vaccination program.

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West Texas A&M beef cloning enters next phase

West Texas A&M beef cloning enters next phase

Kevin Welch

Amarillo Globe News

A cloning project at West Texas A&M University is poised to enter the next phase of creating cattle that will produce top quality beef.

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IBCA elects new board

IBCA elects new board

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Network

The Indiana Beef Cattle Association elected their new officers for 2014-2015 at their annual meeting.  The nominating slate approved by the membership was: President, Rick Davis of Thorntown; President-Elect, Norman Voyles, Jr. of Martinsville; Vice President, Lance Sennett of Waynetown; and Treasurer, Neal Smith of Pendleton.  Also serving on the Executive Committee with the officers is Promotions Committee Chair, Jodi Jordan of Rensselaer and Immediate Past President, Loran Wilson of Orleans.

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Defering Grazing on Winter Pastures

Deferring Grazing on Winter Pastures


How can ranchers improve profitability when feed typically represents well over half of cow-calf production costs? Robin Salverson, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist said grazing dormant winter range is a common practice to reduce costs in South Dakota.

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Economics of early calf weaning

Economics of early calf weaning


Early weaning of calves is one tool used by cow-calf producers to maximize profits. This may be done during a time of drought to conserve range resources or as part of an overall strategy to accomplish a specific business or personal goal. Early weaning means different things to different managers.

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