Daily Archives: June 16, 2014

Should I creep feed?

Should I creep feed?

University of Arkansas

This time of year, cattle producers begin to ask ‘Should I creep feed my calves?’. The answer isn’t as simple as yes or no.

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Introducing a BVD-management tool

Introducing a BVD-management tool

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD) infection is responsible for a variety of economically important disease syndromes in beef herds.

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60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set

60th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course set

Tyler Telegraph

The 2014 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is scheduled for Aug. 4 to 6 at Texas A&M University in College Station. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is the largest beef educational event in the country. It is a three-day seminar that represents the culmination of knowledge from industry leaders and experts. This year marks the 60th year for this annual conference.

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Reduce Calf Stress with Fenceline Weaning

Reduce Calf Stress with Fenceline Weaning

Oklahoma Farm Report

The less stress you can put on a calf at weaning time, the better off the calf is going to be, along with your bottomline.

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Program Offers Integrated Approach to Cattle Lameness Treatment and Prevention

Program Offers Integrated Approach to Cattle Lameness Treatment and Prevention

Beef Producer

In a new video, part of Zinpro Corporation’s lameness series, veterinarian Dan Thomson calls for an integrated approach to decreasing cattle lameness – one that begins with consistent locomotion scoring and applies sound lameness education principles.

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Cattle rustling slowly increasing in Wyoming

Cattle rustling slowly increasing in Wyoming

Wichita Eagle

Cattle rustling is slowly increasing in Wyoming amid rising beef prices and shrinking herds. Jimmy Dean Siler, a Wyoming Livestock Board investigator, estimates five cases of missing cattle have been reported this year, compared with one or two in an average year. "That may not sound like a lot, but to us that’s significant," he said.

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Building a cow herd

Building a cow herd

Ken Olson

Tri State Livestock News

We hear lots of news about the inventory of cows in the United States being the lowest in several decades, the unprecedented level of cattle prices, the influence of drought, the effect of high and volatile input costs, etc. We also hear that inventory numbers suggest we are in the early phase of herd rebuilding.

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The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Non-Protein Nitrogen

The “Do’s” and “Don’ts” of Non-Protein Nitrogen Use

Jane Parish

Mississippi State University

Crude protein is comprised of both true protein and non-protein nitrogen. True protein is sometimes called “natural protein”. Not all nitrogen-containing compounds are true proteins. Urea is an example of a non-protein nitrogen (NPN) source.

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Flaxseed Oil May Have Large Impact on Cattle Health

Flaxseed Oil May Have Large Impact on Cattle Health

David Bowser

Yourcattle.com

Flaxseed oil in beginning rations appears to benefit the health of cattle on feed and improve the quality grade of their beef. There doesn’t appear to be any detrimental impact on the flavor of the beef.

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This new annual forage grass is high in protein and offers fast summer growth.

This new annual forage grass is high in protein and offers fast summer growth.

Kindra Gordon

Feeding and Feedstuffs

There’s a new summer annual forage garnering livestock producers’ interest from coast to coast. The grass is called teff, and forage trials in Oregon, Nebraska and Pennsylvania suggest there’s good potential for this fast-growing grass

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