Daily Archives: January 29, 2015

Protecting Your Cowherd from Devastating Diseases

Protecting Your Cowherd from Devastating Diseases

Oklahoma Farm Report

There are several diseases cow-calf producers should concentrate on keeping out of their herd by having a good biosecurity program. Kansas State University Veterinarian Dr. Greg Hanzilcek, serves as the director of Production Animal Field Investigations.

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Networking in the beef industry

Networking in the beef industry

Dr. Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Although cattle producers often find that it is necessary to rely on themselves and to develop a wide variety of skills, successful cattle producers also know that it is important to identify others outside their operation who will provide benefit to their ranch.

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Young Bulls Become a Safe Bet

Young Bulls Become a Safe Bet

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Everyone likes a bargain, but bulls are generally not a good place to pinch pennies. Buy young and you’ll probably pay less because he’s unproven. But do you really know what sort of calves that bull will produce once he’s fully developed?

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KU researchers developing salmonella vaccine for livestock

KU researchers developing salmonella vaccine for livestock

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The University of Kansas in Lawrence recently established the Kansas Vaccine Institute within the School of Pharmacy. The institute’s two leading faculty members, Foundation Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry William Picking and Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry Wendy Picking plan to develop vaccines to fight overlooked pathogens and boost human and animal health.

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Indiana and Michigan water use reporting- meeting the requirement.

Indiana and Michigan water use reporting- meeting the requirement.

Lyndon Kelley

Michigan State University

Water use reporting and registration are important parts of water resource management in both Indiana and Michigan. Both states signed onto the Great Lakes Compact in which the federal government acknowledged each Great Lakes state’s ability to manage the water resource of the basin, including the ability to deny diversions of water to areas outside the Great Lakes watershed.

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Correct grass management requires adapted genetics

Correct grass management requires adapted genetics

Jim Elizondo

Beef Producer

Visiting ranches in different environments as a consultant has allowed me to evaluate and observe what is needed to manage the grass in a way that enhances succession and improves the environment.

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Global Demand Means Opportunities for Cattle Ranchers, but also Challenges

Global Demand Means Opportunities for Cattle Ranchers, but also Challenges

Steve White

Nebraska TV

The same forces that are driving global demand for beef could also create new challenges for those in agriculture. The world population is growing, but so is the disconnect with the way animals are raised for food.

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The black and white on black-and-white cattle

The black and white on black-and-white cattle

Burt Rutherford


“One fact is axiomatic in the beef and meat industry—it is in a constant state of change.” That sentiment could well have been spoken this morning. In fact, it is likely that somewhere, it was. But that quote was made 35 years ago, by Norval Dvorak with Packerland Packing Company in Green Bay, Wis., in the August, 1979 issue of Meat Processing magazine.

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IGENITY®Announces DNA Profile for Cow/Calf Producers

IGENITY®Announces DNA Profile for Cow/Calf Producers

The Brahman Journal

IGENITY®, a division of Merial, announces the introduction of the most cost-effective DNA product on the market — the IGENITY profile for replacement heifers. It is designed specifically for cow/calf producers committed to the long-term success of their herd.

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Signs of impending calving in cows or heifers

Signs of impending calving in cows or heifers

Glenn Selk


As the spring calving season approaches, the cows will show typical signs that will indicate parturition is imminent.  Changes that are gradually seen are udder development, or making bag and the relaxation and swelling of the vulva. 

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