Daily Archives: April 29, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  One of the Mysteries of Life

Baxter Black, DVM:  One of the Mysteries of Life

Why is it that we know couples that beg the question, “What does she see in him?” I’m not going to use names for the sake of privacy.

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Precondition calves for performance, quality and cash.

Precondition calves for performance, quality and cash.

Miranda Reiman

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

It’s been talked about for 60 years. It’s better for animals, preferred by most cattle feeders and could provide a 169% return on investment. “2014 was the biggest ‘no brainer’ year in history to precondition your calves,” says Purdue University veterinarian Mark Hilton. “2015 could be even better.”

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Is a fall calving season right for your beef cattle operation?

Is a fall calving season right for your beef cattle operation?

Beef Producer

Open cows at calving season cause considerable financial losses for beef producers. Is it worth it to switch open cows over to a fall calving season?

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Nursing Calf BRD

Nursing Calf BRD

Greg Henderson

Beef Today

Veterinarians seek ways to reduce the incidence of the disease claiming 16% of calves on the ranch

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Novel Endophyte Fescue Boosts Gains, Cuts Grazing Time

Novel Endophyte Fescue Boosts Gains, Cuts Grazing Time

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

When Curtis Schallert’s 40-year-old stands of Kentucky-31 fescue petered out a few years ago, the Missouri stocker operator decided to renovate his pastures with novel endophyte fescue.

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Animal Welfare Approved – What’s In It For Me?

Animal Welfare Approved – What’s In It For Me?

Emily Moose

On Pasture

Demand for high-welfare, sustainable food is at an all-time high, as consumers seek meat, eggs, and dairy products that are not only healthful, but produced with animal welfare and the environment in mind.

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Gov. Nixon sells out Missouri cattle farmers

Gov. Nixon sells out Missouri cattle farmers

Roger Allison

High Plains Journal

On April 10, Gov. Jay Nixon signed Senate Bill 12, a controversial pro-corporate agriculture bill that 1) allows for the implementation of a new beef checkoff tax on cattle producers and 2) creates a huge loophole for foreign corporations to buy and control more Missouri farmland while bypassing state laws that limit foreign corporate ownership of Missouri farmland.

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Beef fuels team beef at the 2015 Boston Marathon

Beef fuels team beef at the 2015 Boston Marathon

Drovers

The national beef checkoff, through its Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI) and in partnership with the South Dakota Beef Industry Council, ensured that beef was proudly represented during the historic running of the 119th Boston Marathon on Monday, April 20.

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Implant training, checks are additive for economic success

Implant training, checks are additive for economic success

Cassidy Woolsey

Progressive Cattleman

At Palo Duro Feedyard near Gruver, Texas, manager Matt McLennan and his crew administer growth implants on a regular basis. With a carrying capacity of nearly 37,000 cattle, it is imperative everyone is doing their job correctly and efficiently.

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Don’t believe everything you see: the truth about undercover videos

Don’t believe everything you see: the truth about undercover videos

Real Farmers Real Food

Years ago, whenever I saw one of the undercover videos that animals rights groups release, I was sure I was watching torture to farm animals. My heart would beat like I had just finished a marathon and my eyes would sting with fury as I watched the poor animals endure so much pain.

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