Daily Archives: April 27, 2015

Taking stock of your vaccines

Taking stock of your vaccines

Dr. Ron C. Clarke

Canadian Cattlemen

For some, calving season has already started. Others find themselves on final approach to one of the busiest times of year: calving, preparation for breeding season and spring processing of calves and cows before going to pasture.

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Handle straws of semen with TLC

Handle straws of semen with TLC

Jane Fykseb

Minnesota Farm Guide

It’s tough enough breeding cows without losing the race before the gun ever goes off – the artificial-insemination gun that is.

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Will feedlot expansion in the Upper Midwest continue?

Will feedlot expansion in the Upper Midwest continue?

Nicole Kenney-Rambo

Farm and Ranch Guide

Lately, much attention has been given to the 2 percent increase in U.S. cow inventory, which brings the cow herd to 26.9 million. Two percent may sound like a relatively small increase; however, the increase recorded from 2014 to 2015 is equal to a recovery of 18 percent of the cows dispersed from 2006 to 2014.

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Bob Larson

Angus Journal

When beef producers, nutritionists, range scientists and veterinarians talk about planning grazing seasons and winter diets, the importance of water may be overlooked.

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AABP embryo-transfer seminar at Virginia Tech August 17 to 19

AABP embryo-transfer seminar at Virginia Tech August 17 to 19

Bovine Veterinarian

The AABP, with the support from the American Embryo Transfer Association, will hold a three-day embryo transfer seminar for beginners August 17-19, 2015 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. If you want to learn embryo transfer or if you have begun and are struggling, this seminar is for you.

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Bill would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

Bill would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

Gosia Wozniacka

Daily Herald

For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs, resulting in people developing antibiotic-resistant infections.

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Researchers look to drought-proof Oklahoma’s cattle industry

Researchers look to drought-proof Oklahoma’s cattle industry

Silas Allen

The Oklahoman

Several years of drought have forced many of Oklahoma’s ranchers to sell off cattle to stay in business. Now, a group of animal researchers and climate scientists is looking at ways to make the state’s cattle industry more resistant during periods of drought.

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