Daily Archives: August 11, 2014

Preparing the Beef Calf for Weaning

Preparing the Beef Calf for Weaning

South Dakota Ag Connection

Weaning is the most stressful event in a calf’s life. If calves can weather this stress unscathed, they have cleared a major hurdle to a productive future in the feedlot or as a replacement in the breeding herd, explained Russ Daly, Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian at South Dakota State University.

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Marketing To Millennials

Marketing To Millennials

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

If you know someone from the millennial generation — anyone born between the early 1980s to the early 2000s — you’re keenly aware that they are devoted to their digital devices.

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Digital dermatitis emerges in beef cattle

Digital dermatitis emerges in beef cattle

The Western Producer

Digital dermatitis is a painful foot condition that causes severe lameness in cattle. This highly contagious disease was first described in Italy in 1974 and has since spread around the world, primarily within dairy cattle. However, the disease is also becoming an emerging threat in beef cattle.

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Here’s My Review On Profitable Energy Supplementation

Here’s My Review On Profitable Energy Supplementation

R. P. "Doc" Cooke

Beef Producer

It’s good to remember that close to 90% of everything cattle consume leaves by way of manure or urine. That means it can be fertility, as well as supplement, although energy is dissipated more than other nutrients. Properly plan-grazed cattle, meaning grazing in high densities, scatter these nutrients with near-perfect precision.

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Relief From Heat Stress May Help Quality Grades

Relief From Heat Stress May Help Quality Grades

Farm and Livestock Directory

t’s a time when heat and humidity most affect those in the cattle feeding industry, especially in the Midwest and Central regions of the Great Plains. Still, the magnitude of problems vary from year to year, often isolated to specific pockets of the feeding belt.

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Colorado State University to host cattle handling workshop Sept. 5 and 6

Colorado State University to host cattle handling workshop Sept. 5 and 6

Colorado State University

Curt Pate and Colorado State University Professor Temple Grandin – two internationally renowned beef cattle handling experts – will be featured speakers during a workshop at CSU’s Agricultural Research Development and Educational Center in Fort Collins.

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Beef Today Announces Cowboy College for Feedlot Cattle Crews

Beef Today Announces Cowboy College for Feedlot Cattle Crews

Beef Today

Farm Journal Media announced its first-ever Beef Today Cowboy College, an event designed specifically for feedlot cattle crews – processing teams, cowboy doctors and others involved in the day-to-day care and welfare of the animals.

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70 Years Working at the Stockyards and He’s Never Seen It Like This

70 Years Working at the Stockyards and He’s Never Seen It Like This

Galen Culver

KFOR

He doesn’t really need to visit the stockyards auction floor any longer. But Kenneth Madding can’t resist coming back to the auction block at the Oklahoma National Stockyards. Too many old friends are still here, and there’s too much excitement these days.

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Texas Beef Producers Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid Due to Drought

Texas Beef Producers Can Apply for Federal Disaster Aid Due to Drought

KBTX

Federal disaster aid for Texas cattle producers is available and officials are encouraging producers to act quickly in applying for programs.

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Weed control on rangeland

Weed control on rangeland

The Hays Daily News

Every year, thousands of acres of native prairie are sprayed with herbicide to control non-noxious weeds to benefit livestock production. This practice is expensive and not often profitable when viewed in the light of potential marginal increase in income from livestock production.

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