Daily Archives: May 20, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  They Hang Horse Thieves

Baxter Black, DVM:  They Hang Horse Thieves

What is the mentality of a thief? Is it a complete lack of the concept that “it belongs to someone else?”

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The Gene Pool

The Gene Pool

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

A TH-positive calf means both the dam and the sire are TH carriers. TH (tibial hemimelia) is a genetic condition that can present as malformed or absent tibias.

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Adapting to Forage Conditions to Maximize Rebreeding Rates

Adapting to Forage Conditions to Maximize Rebreeding Rates

Sandy Johnson

Oklahoma Farm Report

Spring breeding season is upon us and properly managing nutrition for mama cows is very important. Sandy Johnson, a beef cattle specialist at the Kansas State University, says with drought-damaged pastures producers need to make sure they get the proper energy and nutrition to their cow herds to maximize re-breeding potential.

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Summer stocker cattle returns

Summer stocker cattle returns

Matthew A. Diersen  

Progressive Cattleman

A look back at past price relationships during May sheds some light on the gross margin of running stockers. This spring the gross margin and feed costs have again changed, suggesting implications for several different prices.

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Northeastern Producers Trend Toward Triticale Forage

Northeastern Producers Trend Toward Triticale Forage

Fae Holin

Hay and Forage Grower

Triticale, a winter small grain traditionally used in the Northeast as a plow-down cover crop, has recently gained ground there as a winter forage.

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What Is The Future Of Genetic Evaluation?

What Is The Future Of Genetic Evaluation?

Wes Ishmael


“Genetic evaluation for Angus and for the industry has been instrumental in breed improvement and beef cattle improvement,” says Jarold Callahan, president of Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. “I’m concerned that we’ve lost opportunity, even if the American Angus Association [AAA] continues doing what it has in the past. What none of us can know is what potential has been lost.”

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McDonald’s pressed to cut antibiotics from sustainable beef

McDonald’s pressed to cut antibiotics from sustainable beef



 “Should the definition of sustainable beef carry restrictions on the use of nontherapeutic antibiotics? That’s what a handful of consumer advocacy groups are trying to convince McDonald’s, but they have an uphill battle thanks in large part to the other corporations to which the world’s largest seller of hamburgers has allied itself,” reports Pro Agriculture’s Bill Tomson this morning.

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Michigan-based Omega Farms relocating to Senoia

Michigan-based Omega Farms relocating to Senoia

Clay Neely

Times Herald

Omega Farms, a nationally recognized and well-known Michigan-based Angus cattle operation, will be leaving their area after more than 60 years and will be moving to Coweta County near Senoia in June.

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Worried About Hormones?

Worried About Hormones?

Bruce Treffer

University of Nebraska

There are a lot of concerns and mixed messages about hormones in beef. There are a few things to keep in mind the next time you hear that beef contains too many hormones.

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Food with a conscience: humane care and animal welfare

Food with a conscience: humane care and animal welfare


Peppermint always held a special place in our hearts; she was born at Christmas time with fuzzy hair and looking for attention. My daughter adores Peppermint’s sassy demeanor, especially after she was a made an honorable mention junior champion at our county fair with my daughter proudly at the halter.

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