Daily Archives: June 4, 2014

10 Ways to Prevent Heat Stress

10 Ways to Prevent Heat Stress

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

It was a long, hard winter, and most cattlemen have eagerly awaited warmer temperatures. However, when the thermometer’s mercury climbs too far in the other direction, it can still cause issues.

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New Hire Rossie Blinson, Animal Agriculture Alliance

New Hire Rossie Blinson, Animal Agriculture Alliance

Progressive Cattleman

I have had so many great mentors within the livestock industry, including my parents that sparked my interest in livestock by hooking up the truck and trailer weekly for cattle shows, my advisors that served with me on the NJHA board and National Beef Ambassador Team, and the knowledgeable and encouraging staff members during my internships.

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Beef Veterinarians Must Partner With Clients To Ensure Operation Success

Beef Veterinarians Must Partner With Clients To Ensure Operation Success

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

Unless you understand the goals of unique client operations and the industry surrounding them, Jessica Laurin, DVM, believes a veterinarian’s ability to help clients add value is limited. She began the Animal Health Center of Marion County (AHCMC) in Marion, KS, in 1996.

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Foot and Mouth Disease, Climate Reaction and High-Frequency Trades

Foot and Mouth Disease, Climate Reaction and High-Frequency Trades

Chris Clayton

DTN

The cattle industry has found a rallying point most producers can agree upon: Stopping imports of fresh beef from areas of South America that have had cases of foot and mouth disease.

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Get Them Bred. Help Keep Them Pregnant.

Get Them Bred. Help Keep Them Pregnant.

Beef Today

"Cattle producers who aren’t using modified-live virus (MLV) vaccines on their operations can be missing out on profits and reproductive protection," said Tim Dawson, DVM, a Cheyenne, Wyoming, large animal veterinarian.

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Economics of Baleage for Beef Cattle Operations

Economics of Baleage for Beef Cattle Operations

J. Ross Pruitt, R. Curt Lacy

Louisiana State University

In recent years, there has been considerable interest from beef cattle producers in using baled silage or baleage as a way to reduce feeding expenses. This publication will discuss the costs of incorporating baleage into an existing beef cattle operation.

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Challenges, opportunities for young to enter beef industry

Challenges, opportunities for young to enter beef industry

Jack Whittier, Mariah Fischer

Progressive Cattleman

The 2007 U.S. Census of Agriculture reported the percentage of beginning farmers and ranchers has steadily declined. The census showed only 26.5 percent of all principal operators have been farming for less than 10 years, a decline of more than 10 percent since 1982.

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