Daily Archives: April 28, 2014

Install proper cooling systems to combat heat stress

Install proper cooling systems to combat heat stress


Farm and Ranch Guide

Summer is quickly approaching, making now the perfect time to consider ways to keep your cows cool and productive in hot weather.

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The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

W. Mark Hilton


Recent research findings by Edouard Timsit, a University of Calgary DVM, point a finger of responsibility for bovine respiratory disease (BRD) right back at the sick feeder calf. Using DNA typing, his studies show that the most common and destructive bacteria involved in the BRD complex (BRDC) – Mannheimia haemolytica – are mostly not spread from calf to calf during BRD outbreaks occurring at feedlots.

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Study finds antibiotic-resistance genes in cattle manure

Study finds antibiotic-resistance genes in cattle manure

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The findings create some concern that introduction of these genes into the environment as manure is used as fertilizer could lead to the emergence of antibiotic-resistant pathogens in humans or animals.

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Why? Why? Why? Why not?

Why? Why? Why? Why not?

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

It was 1970-something and Lyle Gossling of Decorah, Iowa, was riding shotgun in his grandpa’s shiny new Buick as they puttered from farm to farm. Or perhaps the youngster and his mentor were out with the Farmall B cutting hay with a sickle mower.

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Prepare Spring-Calving Heifers Now

Prepare Spring-Calving Heifers Now

Beef Producer

As beef producers prepare to breed their spring-calving cows in June for March and April calves, prospective first-calf heifers should be separated from the herd, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff.

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Meat Myths, Fact or Fiction

Meat Myths, Fact or Fiction

Gary Truitt

Hoosiers AG Today

In college when the food service would serve us a chunk of meat covered in brown gravy, we would call it “mystery meat.” Today, for many consumers, there is a good deal of mystery surrounding meat.

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Spring Deworming Can Impact Producer’s Bottom Line

Spring Deworming Can Impact Producer’s Bottom Line


Today’s progressive cattle producer has a strong grasp of factors that can cut into efficiency and profits in their operation and the production of their cattle. Still, many underestimate or ignore the effects of parasites on cattle productivity and health.

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Prominent Cattleman Offers Seven Steps To Profit

Prominent Cattleman Offers Seven Steps To Profit


What you do on the ranch sets the stage for value at the feedlot and all the way to the consumer. Tom Williams, owner-manager at Chappell Feedlot, has a history of working with ranchers to create profit for both retained ownership and purchased cattle since the early 1990s. Drawing on those years of experience at his western Nebraska feedlot, Williams highlights seven ranch management practices with proven impact on the end result.

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First intranasal vaccine can help protect calves against BRD

First intranasal vaccine can help protect calves against BRD


Farm and Ranch Guide

Merck Animal Health, a research-driven company that develops, manufactures and markets veterinary medicines and services, has introduced the only intranasal vaccine to protect calves against Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD).

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Early Weaning may Help Winter-worn Cows and New Calves

Early Weaning may Help Winter-worn Cows and New Calves

Mary Hightower

AG Web

Early weaning may help beef cows worn thin by the hard 2013-14 winter and may help calves be ready for market sooner, say extension cattle experts with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture.

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