Daily Archives: April 16, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Cow Psychologist

Baxter Black, DVM: Cow Psychologist

“Doc, I’ve got a heifer that just had a calf. She’s not accepting it very well. Can I bring her in for psycowlogical counseling?”

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What Agriculture Can Learn from the N.R.A.

What Agriculture Can Learn from the N.R.A.

Damien Mason


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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Flexibility Is the Only Rule

Flexibility Is the Only Rule

Clay Coppedge

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

The west Texas rangelands can be a forbidding place for man and beast alike. It’s rough. It’s arid. And it’s just four years removed from the hottest and driest year in state history — a year that tested the resolve of many livestock producers.

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Take Preventative Steps to Avoid Grass Tetany

Take Preventative Steps to Avoid Grass Tetany

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle TOday

For the last 20 something years, it never fails that at different times of the year certain topics become of greater concern. In the spring, these largely focus on two things: bloat and grass tetany.

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When to turn beef cattle out on spring pasture

When to turn beef cattle out on spring pasture

Beef Producer

Leaving beef cattle to snack on feed reserves a bit longer this spring, rather than turning them out on newly green pastures may be the way to go, a South Dakota State University professor says.

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Economic implications of the E. coli vaccine

Economic implications of the E. coli vaccine

Mary Lou Peter

Progressive Cattleman

Research shows that STEC-related bacteria cause more than 175,000 human illnesses per year with an annual direct economic cost ranging from $489 million to $993 million, said Kansas State University agricultural economist, Glynn Tonsor.

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Farm Animals help immunize your kids

Farm Animals help immunize your kids

Trent Loos

Loos Tales

The prevalence of asthma and other atopic diseases has recently increased, especially in urban and modernized regions of the world. The majority of published prevalence surveys report that asthma and atopy are less common among children living in rural areas.

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6 estate tax headlines: What to know about the ‘death tax’

6 estate tax headlines: What to know about the ‘death tax’

Farm Futures

Legislators sponsoring death tax repeal say it’s especially hard on family farmers, as some farms must sell land or other assets to pay estate taxes due following the death of a family member.

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Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd

Identifying and Preventing Neosporosis in the Cow Herd

Katie Allen

Kansas State University

An often-overlooked reason for late-term abortions in gestating beef cows and heifers is neosporosis, which is difficult to prevent. Gregg Hanzlicek, director of production animal field investigations for the Kansas State University Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory, said the laboratory has confirmed a handful of cases this spring calving season in Kansas.

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A step closer to putting a stop to WOTUS

A step closer to putting a stop to WOTUS

Dave Russell

Brownfield AG News

Legislation to force the EPA to withdraw the Obama Administration’s proposed Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule passed out of committee on Wednesday, April 15.

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