Monthly Archives: May 2014

Ohio State experts: Farmers, first responders need to prepare for agroterrorism

Ohio State experts: Farmers, first responders need to prepare for agroterrorism

Tracy Turner

Ag Answers

Agroterrorism may be a term many farmers haven’t heard of, but it’s one they need to understand in order to combat it, according to an expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences.

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Are you a committed beef producer?

Are you a committed beef producer?

John Grimes

Ohio’s Country Journal

Do you ever ask yourself why you are involved in the beef cattle industry as a producer? Of course, the logical answer is that you raise beef cattle as a primary or supplemental source of income to your overall farming operation or off-the-farm career.

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Large US grassfed beef users increasingly turning to Australia

Large US grassfed beef users increasingly turning to Australia

Jon Condon

Beef Central

One of the largest and fastest growing food service restaurant chains in the US is the latest North American customer lining up for grassfed/natural beef supply out of Australia.

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Getting to the bottom of cattle lameness cases: Diagnosis

Getting to the bottom of cattle lameness cases: Diagnosis

Russ Daly, DVM

Cattlenetwork.com

Making the right decisions about how to deal with a lame animal depends on how accurately the cause of the lameness can be diagnosed and localized. It’s important for caretakers to determine whether a specific lameness case can be dealt with on the farm or needs veterinary treatment.

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Outsmart stress

Outsmart stress

Bovine Veterinarian

Stressful situations are practically unavoidable for modern beef cattle. With stress often comes reduced performance or even the opportunity for disease to take hold and cause more significant losses.

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Alfalfa-sainfoin Option will Offer Bloat-Free Grazing

Alfalfa-sainfoin Option will Offer Bloat-Free Grazing

John Dietz

Agriculture.com

Bloat-free grazing in a mixed stand with alfalfa and a new perennial forage variety of sainfoin is being introduced as an option in 2015 in western Canada. Breeders seed for testing will be available to interested American researchers, says Surya Acharya of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) in Lethbridge, Alberta.

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Build Up Stockers With 24 Hours of Downtime

Build Up Stockers With 24 Hours of Downtime

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Ask veterinarian Ken Blue about the health program in his custom preconditioning operation, and you’ll probably expect to hear about vaccination schedules and medications.

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