Daily Archives: July 23, 2014

Producers Should Identify Herd’s Genetic Potential

Producers Should Identify Herd’s Genetic Potential

Stephen B. Blezinger, PhD, PAS

Cattle Today

In today’s market beef cattle producers are enjoying unprecedented prices for the calves and cattle they are selling from their herd. This is certainly helping many cattlemen recoup some of the losses they have experienced over the last few years when drought conditions caused herd liquidations, large cash outlays for forage purposes and purchases of high priced feed and supplements.

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Health risk when purchasing cattle

Health risk when purchasing cattle

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Every business deals with risk. The profitable business has the ability to deal with and minimize that risk.

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Footrot can be more problematic in wet years

Footrot can be more problematic in wet years

Kevin Gould

 Michigan State University

Foundations are important. Feet are the foundation of cattle and this may be a year when producers see increased incidence footrot in the herd.

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Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds

Whole-genome sequencing of bulls in key beef and dairy breeds

Biology News Net

According to the researchers, breeding programs could use this information to reduce or eliminate hereditary diseases and to improve the efficency of milk and beef production.

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Scientists have a beef with beef

Scientists have a beef with beef

The Columbia Daily Herald


If you want to slow climate change, white meat may be the right meat, according to two studies that tally the environmental effect of the beef industry.

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Ike Hamilton: From Rodeo Clown to Auctioneer Colonel

Ike Hamilton: From Rodeo Clown to Auctioneer Colonel

Susan Roach

Louisnana’s Living Traditions

With an "illustrious auctioneering career spanning 57 years and 42 states," Isaac Henry Hamilton, given the honorary title of Colonel Ike by the auction world, ranked among the top auctioneers in the nation (New Hall of Fame). A native and lifetime resident of West Monroe, Louisiana, Hamilton was born July 9, 1911 and died May 1, 1997.

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Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Fly control

Cattle health during the dog days of summer: Fly control

Laura Mushrush


Frustrating and at times hard to kill, fly control offers many benefits to cattle producers. The buzzing pests are the carriers of bacteria and disease, such as anaplasmosis – a cow killing, weight dropping, aborting and bull infertility nightmare.

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