Daily Archives: December 16, 2014

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Christmas Carol

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Christmas Carol

This is the story of Tiny Slim Crachett, a genuine reprobate

Who squandered his money and wasted his love until it was almost too late.

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Udder Heritability

Udder Heritability

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Udder quality is mostly a genetic issue, making bull selection especially important. Check the dam’s udder scores when choosing a bull.

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Animal rights gone wrong

Animal rights gone wrong

Dan Murphy


Count on the extremists in the animal activist community to take the idea of protecting farm animals completely over the top. Behold: The ‘Animal Charter of Rights and Freedoms.’ Here’s the latest chapter in a saga that dates back to the days of “55 Saves Lives.”

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Capitalize on implants

Capitalize on implants

John Maday


First introduced in the early 1950s, growth-promoting implants have evolved considerably and proven their economic value, but in many cases remain underutilized. That was a message from Kansas State University feedyard specialist Chris Reinhardt, PhD, in a presentation during the recent Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference.

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Best Alternative To Hay Is Multi-Paddock Grazing

Best Alternative To Hay Is Multi-Paddock Grazing

Jim Elizondo

Beef Producer

We have recently moved from grazing our pasture crops to grazing stockpiled forages and adding a protein supplement. I’ve written about this before, but I’ll reiterate that the purpose of non-selective grazing and multiple moves on stockpiled grass is to save money by avoiding hay feeding, which normally is a very big expense in Florida and often in other locations.

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Trust is the key to sustainable beef production

Trust is the key to sustainable beef production

Jennifer Blair

Alberta Farmer

Cattleman Leonard Wulf lived by a simple philosophy before he passed away in 2003: “You can get everything in life you want if you help others get what they want.” That principle still guides his son Jerry as he manages Wulf cattle — one of the largest integrated beef companies in North America.

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Confine Cattle to Help Pastures Recover

Confine Cattle to Help Pastures Recover

Jordan Anderson


Although we had some significant rains this past spring and summer, consecutive years of drought took a toll on rangeland, especially those acres with cattle grazing. Not to mention, the high corn prices a few years back drove farmers to convert much of their pastures to cropland. All in all, there are fewer acres of good rangeland for cattle producers to feed their growing herds.

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“End of Year Tax Strategies for Cattlemen” webinar recording available on-line

"End of Year Tax Strategies for Cattlemen" webinar recording available on-line


Recently, the NCBA hosted a webinar focused on end of year tax strategies that cattlemen might consider. With the value of the cattle that were marketed throughout 2014, this effort was very timely and has been recorded and posted on-line.

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How to take advantage of these tides of change.

How to take advantage of these tides of change.

Alex Tolbert

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

The price of gas, tuition, political leaders and, sadly, even the color of my hair (at least some of them) over time has changed. Each wave of change brings difficulties and hardships, yet inevitably yields opportunity, and through opportunity comes triumph. John C. Maxwell, famed author and leadership expert, asserts, “Change is inevitable, growth is optional.”

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Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

Texas A&M introduces master’s of agriculture degree with emphasis on meat industry

AgriLife Today

Students seeking a master’s degree of agriculture in animal science at Texas A&M University now have the ability to choose to follow a curriculum specifically designed to emphasize the meat industry, according to officials.

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