Daily Archives: April 14, 2015

The Changing Nutrient Needs of the Spring Calving Cow

The Changing Nutrient Needs of the Spring Calving Cow

Karla H. Jenkins

University of Nebraska

Spring calving cows typically give birth before grass greens up. In fact, many of them are six to eight weeks into lactation before grass growth is sufficient for them to be turned out to graze without supplementation.

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Customer service before and after the sale provides solutions

Customer service before and after the sale provides solutions

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

As soon as you walked into this shoe store when I was growing up, the owner greeted you warmly by name and asked about your family. After a few moments of small talk, he would ask what he could help you with.

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COOL Conundrum

COOL Conundrum

Greg Henderson

Beef Today

Last fall the World Trade Organization ruled for the third time since 2011 that the U.S. country of origin food labeling (COOL) law created a “technical barrier” to trade. To date, the U.S. has not budged on the rule, and Canada and Mexico are threatening retaliatory measures.

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Single mom raising cattle as nature intended

Single mom raising cattle as nature intended

Vicki Ikeogu

SC Times

Driving up the long, narrow dirt driveway of Rolling Hills Traeger Ranch near Avon, you may think this is just like every other beef cattle operation in Central Minnesota. However, Christina Traeger, 39, is no ordinary beef cattle farmer.

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Cattle handling becomes life lesson

Cattle handling becomes life lesson

J.W. Schroeder

AgWeek

As a kid, I had a tendency to move faster (a lot faster) than I do now. Whether in the field or cleaning the barn, the faster my brothers and I worked, the faster we could move on to something more interesting, such as hunting gophers or adventures yet to be discovered.

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FDA finds most antimicrobial resistance instances falling

FDA finds most antimicrobial resistance instances falling

Beef Producer

U.S. FDA’s data collection through the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring system finds generally falling resistance levels in meat

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Deep South Stocker Conference to be Held in Alabama

Deep South Stocker Conference to be Held in Alabama

Cattle Today

Alabama will host the seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference Aug. 6-7 in Montgomery, Alabama. The conference is targeting cattle producers in Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi.

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Supplement Boosts Operation’s Conception Rates by 15%

Supplement Boosts Operation’s Conception Rates by 15%

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

In a 1935 effort to help ranchers hit hard by the Dust Bowl, the U.S. government bought 547 head of Hereford cattle in Arizona and New Mexico, and shipped them to the Seminole reservation in Florida.

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Lameness – Identification and treatment important for public perception

Lameness – Identification and treatment important for public perception

Feedlot Magazine

As cattle navigate across pastures or fields, frozen ground or muddy conditions due to winter precipitation can set in motion the opportunity for injury or infections in the foot. Identifying affected cattle, as well as determining the cause and best course of action are essential not only for animal welfare, but also to keep cattle performance on track.

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Damien Mason:  What Agriculture Can Learn from the N.R.A.

Damien Mason:  What Agriculture Can Learn from the N.R.A.

I, along with 5 million other Americans, am a member of the National Rifle Association. That number is debatable, by the way – NRA’s detractors say the organization isn’t as large as it reports itself to be.

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