Daily Archives: July 24, 2014

Genetic Selection for Healthier Cattle

Genetic Selection for Healthier Cattle

Warren Rusche

iGrow

The adoption of advanced genetic selection tools such as Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) has been one of the greatest success stories in improving productivity in the beef industry. The ability to select and find cattle that excel in growth while still delivering acceptable calving ease and improved carcass merit has had a tremendous impact on the increases in productivity per cow that has occurred in the last thirty years.

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Dealing WIth Heat Stress, What to Look For and How to Respond

Dealing WIth Heat Stress, What to Look For and How to Respond

Oklahoma Farm Report

Dealing With Heat Stress- Dr Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo on What to Look For and How to Respond Temperatures will be into the 90s and low 100s the next several days- and the heat index is expected to be even hotter than that- and your cattle need you to pay attention how they are handling the heat and the bright sun.

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Disease update: Vesicular stomatitis

Disease update: Vesicular stomatitis

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Several new cases of vesicular stomatitis (VS) have been confirmed in horses in Texas and Colorado over the past week. The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) also confirmed diagnoses of VS in two cattle earlier this month, and several states have modified their livestock import requirements to prevent spread of the disease.

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Simmental to Host 1st Annual Educational Session September 8-11

Simmental to Host 1st Annual Educational Session September 8-11

Dr. Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

Join the American Simmental Association September 8-11, to kick off the first annual educational session held in conjunction with the Fall ASA Board meeting.

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Combat BRD, Other Beef Cattle Health Issues with Genetic Selection

Combat BRD, Other Beef Cattle Health Issues with Genetic Selection

Beef Producer

Beef specialist says typical use of EPDs has focused on calving ease and carcass merit, but new research is hoping to help producers identify healthier cattle for breeding programs

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Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate

Researcher Uncovers Multiple Influences in the Antibiotic Resistance Debate

The Beef Site

Antibiotic resistance (ABR) develops when an antibiotic drug loses its effectiveness against bacteria. Through genetic mutation and selection, bacteria can evolve defenses against a given antibiotic.

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Minimize hay storage losses

Minimize hay storage losses

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

High-profit cow-calf enterprises seem to have at least one management practice in common: They feed less harvested forages, having cows graze to meet their nutrient needs.

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Spreading manure on alfalfa during summer

Spreading manure on alfalfa during summer

Bruce Anderson

Progressive Forage Producer

When manure needs to be spread during summer, sometimes the only place available is an alfalfa field.

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Beef Producers Invited to Tom Noffsinger Low-Stress Handling Clinic

Beef Producers Invited to Tom Noffsinger Low-Stress Handling Clinic

Sherry Hoyer

Iowa Beef Center

Learning to take advantage of the natural movement tendencies of cattle is the first step toward more efficient and effective handling, according to Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall.

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Animal welfare issues are driving change

Animal welfare issues are driving change

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The vice president of animal well-being for Tyson Foods, Dean Danilson, says farm animal welfare issues will continue to be “a driver for change” in the industry.

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