Daily Archives: October 9, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: The Dilemma of Immigration

Baxter Black, DVM: The Dilemma of Immigration

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free…” The message that rings down through the Bible from Exodus to Revelations, “Blessed are ye poor for yours is the Kingdom of God.”

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Brown Bagger EPD Updates

Brown Bagger EPD Updates

Jared Decker

A Steak in Genomics

Jack Ward, Wade Shafer, and John Genho presented during todays NBCEC Brown Bagger seminar. They gave updates about how their breeds are utilizing genomic information.

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Test Forages For NDF Digestiblity, Nutritionist Says

Test Forages For NDF Digestiblity, Nutritionist Says

Hay and Forage Grower

Producers whose forages test at lower fiber digestibilities can still make ration adjustments to maximize animal health and performance, says Mike Hutjens, University of Illinois Extension emeritus dairy nutritionist.

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Market your seedstock – don’t just sell them

Market your seedstock – don’t just sell them

Lynn Jaynes

Progressive Cattleman

At 5:30 a.m. you pull on your boots and, if there’s enough light, head to the pasture to see if the weaned calves broke the fence line. You round up the renegades, work them over and doctor anything with a runny nose.

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Seedstock producers and their veterinarians build strong working partnerships to keep herds healthy

Seedstock producers and their veterinarians build strong working partnerships to keep herds healthy

Joann Pipkin

Angus Journal

Ask Brian Brockman about the relationship he has with his veterinarian, and he’ll tell you in two words all about it. Valuable partner. “He has to trust me, and I have to trust him,” Brockman says. With 200 head of registered-Angus cows at his family’s Brockmere Farm in northwest Missouri, Brockman knows he can’t afford to cut corners on herd health. His customers depend on it.

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Rebuilding cow herds among Nebraska State of Beef Conference topics next month

Rebuilding cow herds among Nebraska State of Beef Conference topics next month

Farm & Ranch

Cow-calf producers in Nebraska and surrounding states are facing a decision as their pastures recover from several years of drought. Many producers are considering rebuilding herds that were downsized in response to the drought. But herd expansion carries both high costs and potentially big rewards.

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R-CALF lauds senators for defending COOL

R-CALF lauds senators for defending COOL

Morning AG Report

In early September Senator Jon Tester (D-Mont.) reached out to Senator Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) to draft a bipartisan letter to demonstrate the U.S. Senate’s resolve to defend the nation’s 2002 country of origin labeling (COOL) law. Today, with the signatures of 32 Senators, their bipartisan, pro-COOL letter was sent to the chair and ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations.

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Study Finds GMO’s Safe for Livestock

Study Finds GMO’s Safe for Livestock

Oklahoma Farm Report

A recent study reviewed prior research on animal health and genetically modified materials in regards to genetically engineered animal feed. A few studies have seen a lot of the attention lately suggesting genetic engineering or ge products are dangerous.

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Feed analysis keeps profit on track

Feed analysis keeps profit on track

Katy Kemp

Feedlot Magazine

If you’ve ever tried to fit a square peg in a round hole, you know frustration. If peg shape was a random variable, you’d find some tool to sort out the right ones.

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Advice for cow-calf producers in managing record 2014 income

Advice for cow-calf producers in managing record 2014 income

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

It’s been a very good year for cow-calf producers. For many of them, a historic year in terms of profitability, says Aaron Berger, an Extension educator with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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