Daily Archives: May 7, 2015

Proper storage and handling vaccines can pay big dividends

Proper storage and handling vaccines can pay big dividends

Dale Hildebrant

Farm & Ranch Guide

It doesn’t take long for a livestock producer to get hundreds of dollars invested in a vaccination program, according to Lisa Pederson, beef quality assurance specialist at the Dickinson Research Extension Center. And the proper handling and storage of those vaccines will determine if your vaccination program is successful.

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Norfolk livestock sales on hold at what used to be largest auction market in world

Norfolk livestock sales on hold at what used to be largest auction market in world

Mary Pat Hoag

Omaha World-Herald News

Employees of Nebraska Livestock Sales of Norfolk were told Friday afternoon that sales at the market were being suspended for the entire summer, effective immediately.

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Right Sizing Your Operation

Right Sizing Your Operation

Kimberly Hagen

On Pasture

Just like Goldilocks, you want to find just the right size to make you the most comfortable. Two years ago while attending a conference on grazing, I listened to a farmer describing the journey he had made after rejecting the conventional practices expected for a farming operation.

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Producers Might Want to Consider Creep Feeding

Producers Might Want to Consider Creep Feeding

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

Cattle Today

Creep feeding, like so many management practices, has been around for a long time. In the current cattle markets, with the value of calves at all-time highs, producing the extra pounds of beef can pay substantial dividends.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things to expect from the new kid you hired

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things to expect from the new kid you hired

FarmTalk

10. Gets run over by a calf while texting in the sorting pen.

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Grass tetany and an early spring

Grass tetany and an early spring

Rachel Endecott

High Plains Journal

We haven’t had much of a winter in most of Montana in 2015. With many signs and symptoms of an early spring, grass tetany is probably a timely topic. Grass tetany is a metabolic disease of cattle associated with grazing lush, green pasture.

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Warmer temperatures mean increased water needs for cattle

Warmer temperatures mean increased water needs for cattle

University of Arkansas

As summer approaches and high mid-day temperatures become the norm, cattle producers should give extra attention to making sure their herds have plenty of water to deal with extreme heat for the next several months.

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