Daily Archives: July 16, 2014

Are your brood cows getting pregnant?

Are your brood cows getting pregnant?

Phil Durst

Michigan State University

The cow-calf business depends on the production of calves. Too many producers leave that up to chance. What about you?

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Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows

Follow BQA guidelines when treating and selling cows

Glenn Selk

FarmTalk

Summer time often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows.  Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics. On very rare occasions violative residues of pharmaceutical products have been found in carcass tissues of cull beef cows.

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Making quality hay when the sun don’t shine

Making quality hay when the sun don’t shine

Drovers

This season’s moderate to heavy rainfall from the Midwest and Ohio Valley to the central Appalachians and Carolinas has presented numerous challenges for farmers putting up hay. The added moisture has prevented plant maturity and cutting at proper time.

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Scout Hayfields For Ergot Fungus

Scout Hayfields For Ergot Fungus

Hay and Forage Grower

Wet and cool weather, followed by heat and humidity, creates favorable conditions for ergot, a toxic fungus found once again in Missouri hayfields and pastures.

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NC farmer puzzled after beef cattle shot

NC farmer puzzled after beef cattle shot

Charlotte News and Observer

A Caldwell County farmer doesn’t understand why someone is shooting his cattle. Eighty-one-year-old Jack Starnes says one of the cows on his farm in Dudley Shoals was shot and wounded in May. Starnes says five more have been shot and wounded this month.

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Study: Zilmax Has No Apparent Detrimental Effect on Cattle Health

Study: Zilmax Has No Apparent Detrimental Effect on Cattle Health

University of Nebraska

The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Research Service.

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New livestock pavilion ready for use during Virginia State Fair

New livestock pavilion ready for use during Virginia State Fair

Virginia Farm Bureau

The brand-new 40,000-square-foot First Bank & Trust Pavilion is ready to house cattle during this year’s State Fair of Virginia, which will open Sept. 26 and run through Oct. 5.

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Purdue specialist: Wet hay may cause a barn fire

Purdue specialist: Wet hay may cause a barn fire

Emma Hopkins

AG Answers

Hay that is baled and stored at a moisture level higher than recommended could heat up enough to start a barn fire, a Purdue Extension forage specialist warns.

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Sanitation of facilities, vehicles as part of a biosecurity plan

Sanitation of facilities, vehicles as part of a biosecurity plan

Joe Smith

Progressive Cattleman

Biosecurity is a combination of many practices related to the protection of the agricultural industries. They range from everyday practices, such as the routine cleaning and disinfection of materials and facilities, to national policies regarding disease eradication and surveillance.

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Registration open for 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Registration open for 2014 Cattle Industry Summer Conference

Farm and Ranch Guide

Bob McCan, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association president, said if cattlemen and women want a seat at the table and involvement in shaping the future of the beef industry, attendance at the Cattle Industry Summer Conference is a must.

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