Daily Archives: May 5, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Chance Meeting

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Chance Meeting

I was at a Farm Bureau meeting and scheduled to be on their program. I stepped off the elevator and a dark-haired lady greeted me in the corridor.

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Low Body Condition Normal or a Medical Issue?

Low Body Condition Normal or a Medical Issue?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Cows that aren’t as robust as others in the herd could just be that way due to their genetics. Other possible reasons include feed, supplements or a medical condition. To get at the answer, consider a biochemical profile

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Breeding Soundness Exam: A risk management tool for cow calf producers.

Breeding Soundness Exam: A risk management tool for cow calf producers.

David Hardin

University of Nebraska

Profitability for the cow calf producers starts with high pregnancy rates and a high percentage of the calves being conceived early in the breeding season. A critical component of reproductive success is having sound, highly fertile bulls.

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Senators push again to kill EPA Waters of the U.S. proposal

Senators push again to kill EPA Waters of the U.S. proposal

Janell Thomas

Farm Futures

Bipartisan bill would repeal EPA’s Waters of the United States proposal in favor of a revised rule that consults with agriculture first

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Land locked: Herd expansion challenged by pasture needs

Land locked: Herd expansion challenged by pasture needs

Benjamin Herrold

Iowa Farmer Today

Jim Humphrey hears the topic of pasture availability come up frequently in his job as a livestock specialist for the University of Missouri Extension.

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Curt Pate Addresses Realistic Expectations for Producers, Consumers and Cattle

Curt Pate Addresses Realistic Expectations for Producers, Consumers and Cattle

Oklahoma Farm Report

Curt Pate is one of the leading cattle handling trainers in North America. He hails from Wyoming and this past week he was in Oklahoma training some folks both young and old on effective stockmanship

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Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures

Dry spring helps calving, hurts pastures

Jonathan Knutson

Agweek

Tim Nolte has enjoyed the dry conditions this spring. But they worry him, too. Like most other Upper Midwest cattle producers, Nolte, a Sebeka, Minn., rancher, has benefitted from the region’s dry spring.

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Report shows little economic benefit to COOL

Report shows little economic benefit to COOL

Spencer Chase

AgriPulse

In Congressionally mandated correspondence to some of agriculture’s leading lawmakers, the Department of Agriculture said there is little economic benefit, but still consumer interest, in the country-of-origin labeling rule currently entangled in an international trade dispute.

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Ag Committee Chairman Rejects Generic Label Option

Ag Committee Chairman Rejects Generic Label Option

US House of Representatives

 Today, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K. Michael Conaway (R-TX) rejected the latest recommendation to establish a generic mandatory label option, an option typically referred to as a “Product of North America” label, should the U.S. lose its World Trade Organization (WTO) appeal regarding country of origin labeling (COOL) in the coming weeks.

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Agriculture scores legislative victories

Agriculture scores legislative victories

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Ag News

Indiana Farm Bureau’s director of state government relations Katrina Hall says agriculture should be happy with the outcome of this year’s legislative session.

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