Daily Archives: November 11, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM: Keepin’ Busy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Keepin’ Busy

Skip, whattya doin’ now days?”

“Oh, I’m doin’ a little day work for Irsik and ridin’ two green colts for $50 a month.

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Five keys to winter supplementation of the cow herd

Five keys to winter supplementation of the cow herd

Dr. Kim Mullenix

Drovers

Know and understand the quality of the hay that you are feeding. A forage analysis is needed to accurately determine the nutritional value of hay and if additional supplementation is needed outside of this feedstuff in your herd.

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A Good Castration

A Good Castration

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

My preferred method of castration is to use an instrument called a Newberry knife. This is used to make a quick side-to-side cut through the bottom half of the scrotum, perpendicular to the body.

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Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy

Politics, Power & Greed Driving The Checkoff Controversy

Troy Marshall

BEEF

With the future of the checkoff in doubt, this is probably a good time to reexamine the program and why the industry felt it was needed in the first place. This industry’s greatest strengths are its people and our product.

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Increased beef demand will keep prices high, economist says

Increased beef demand will keep prices high, economist says

Matthew Weaver

Capital Press

Demand for beef will continue to increase at home and abroad, supporting record-high prices, a top agricultural economist says. . . .Causes include increased demand, fewer cattle and decreasing corn prices, he told the annual Cattle Producers of Washington banquet.

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Market speaks louder than science: GMO-free animals a good business model

Market speaks louder than science: GMO-free animals a good business model

Edward Ortiz

Sacramento Bee

Megan Brown sells beef from grass-fed cows, but the Butte County rancher’s choice is motivated more by the higher price she can get for organic beef than worries about the health consequences of eating meat from cows that ate genetically modified grain.

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White Hired as Hereford World Editor

White Hired as Hereford World Editor

Hereford.org

Julie White is the new Hereford World editor. She replaces Angie Stump Denton who will continue to be the American Hereford Association (AHA) Director of Communications and Public Relations. Julie brings a combination of cattle knowledge and journalism experience to the role.  

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