Daily Archives: April 29, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: Rudy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Rudy

I’ve got a year-old Australian Shepherd dog. I don’t intend to use him for livestock; his job will be barker.

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Generic Dewormers

Generic Dewormers

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Generic dewormers are a cost-effective option for many producers, but choose wisely.

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Summer annual forages help close gaps

Summer annual forages help close gaps

Dr. Dirk PhilippUniversity of Arkansas

Good forage management involves keeping forage supply matched up with animal needs during that time. Summer annual forages provide hay and pasturing at times when cool-season forages such as tall fescue cease growth during the hot summer months.

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Temperament and Taste

Temperament and Taste

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

"If you do your homework in this business, things will go right. If you don’t do your homework, you can have some train wrecks out there,” says Robert Frymire.

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Feedlot uses cattle waste to produce energy

Feedlot uses cattle waste to produce energy

Thomas Geyer

Quad Cities Business Journal

In 2007, farmer Bryan Sievers began researching an idea for a large cattle feedlot and came up with a plan that makes the entire enterprise “green.”

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The Climate Police Are At It Again

The Climate Police Are At It Again

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) recently released a draft report that, once again, questions the value of livestock production and animal protein in the diet.

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China Looks to Import More Beef in Next Five Years

China Looks to Import More Beef in Next Five Years

Beef Producer

Growing demand for beef among middle class will drive Chinese imports as U.S. could be poised to regain market access

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Drought sends California cattle packing – to Texas

Drought sends California cattle packing – to Texas

Chicago Tribune

P.J. Huffstutter and Tom Polansek

For decades, ranchers from the east have brought their livestock to California, where mild winters and lush natural pastures created prime conditions for fattening beef cattle.

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Forage availability and its costs

Forage availability and its costs

Ross Pruitt

Drovers

With spring green-up slowly occurring nationwide, hay production will be starting soon if it has not already begun. The droughts that have affected much of the country over the past few years have strained forage production and hay stocks.

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Chicago Ag School Welcomes Four Cows to Campus

Chicago Ag School Welcomes Four Cows to Campus

Howard Ludwig

DNAinfo

"We’ve had a cow here and there, but we’ve never had four quality animals that we are raising for a specific market date," said Maggie Kendall, an animal science teacher at the school at 3857 W. 111th St.

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