Daily Archives: May 19, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Loose Cow

Baxter Black, DVM:  Loose Cow

One of the greatest feelings in the world is to see a cow loose on the road and realize it’s not yours!

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Grazing Multiple Livestock Species

Grazing Multiple Livestock Species

Russ Quinn


"There is no such thing as a new idea," Mark Twain wrote. Supporting that theory are some practices popular in agriculture today that are simply old ideas, revived; using cover crops and grazing different livestock species together are two examples.

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Experts eye retina for BSE link

Experts eye retina for BSE link

Dan Yates

The Western Producer

A cow’s eyes are a window to the animal’s brain, say American researchers studying BSE. In a recently published paper, scientists with Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture document how they used retina tests to detect animals infected with the disease months before they showed traditional signs of illness.

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Cattle color isn’t as important as adaptation

Cattle color isn’t as important as adaptation

Jim Elizondo

Beef Producer

If we had selected cattle to fit their environment all these years, we wouldn’t be having the red versus black discussion.

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What to Do About Your Broomsedge Now

What to Do About Your Broomsedge Now

Victor Shelton


I often get calls and/or questions about Broomsedge this time of year.  Not because it is already growing, but because it is quite noticeable being an orange-brown, “stick out like a sore thumb” kind of grass amongst contrasting new green growth!  Broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus) is often called poverty grass. 

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Know What’s in Your Forage

Know What’s in Your Forage

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

T he beef industry benefits from those research and development advancements that lead to new products, technologies and management strategies. However, to capitalize on the collective potential for improved performance, beef producers must consider the value of nutrition, too.

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What’s a fair price for standing hay?

What’s a fair price for standing hay?

Laura Moser

Hoards Dairyman

Many factors must be considered including forage quality and yields, stand life, nutrient costs, and who is doing the work. A written contract can tie it all together.

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WTO rejects COOL appeal

WTO rejects COOL appeal

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has rejected the United States’ final appeal on Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). The U.S. had appealed the WTO’s October 2014 ruling that the COOL law discriminates against Canadian cattle and pigs and Mexican cattle.  The WTO decision paves the way for those countries to place tariffs on U.S. imports.

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Herefords name Ward Named Executive Vice President

Herefords name Ward Named Executive Vice President


Jack Ward has been named Executive Vice President (EVP) of the American Hereford Association (AHA). He has served as AHA’s chief operating officer and director of breed improvement since he joined the AHA team in 2003.

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Brazil’s beef industry moves to reduce deforestation

Brazil’s beef industry moves to reduce deforestation

Feedstuffs Foodlink

A new study led by Holly Gibbs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison found, however, that market-driven "zero-deforestation agreements" have dramatically influenced the behavior of ranchers and the slaughterhouses to which they sell.

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