Daily Archives: May 27, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Hurricane Charlotte

Baxter Black, DVM:  Hurricane Charlotte

Every now and then a feller has a weekend that is hard to forget. I had one years ago on a beautiful ranch in southern California.

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Where Fly Control Starts Early and Goes Long

Where Fly Control Starts Early and Goes Long

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

On February 19, the temperature was down in the low 20s in Marianna, Fla. Hardly typical. But Lamont Ennis wasn’t complaining. "Isn’t it a beautiful day? This will knock the flies back."

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Newborn beef calf mortality has many sources

Newborn beef calf mortality has many sources

Aerica Bjurstrom

Beef Producer

As calving season is in full swing, you have probably prepared your farm to provide the best possible start for your new calf crop. A new calf crop is an exciting and stressful time on a farm. Most beef producers have an expected calf mortality rate, but suffering too much mortality can be devastating to your beef enterprise.

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Calving barn should meet basic needs.

Calving barn should meet basic needs.

Barb Baylor Anderson

Angus Journal

To make the most of the decision to calve indoors, set up your barn to meet basic needs.

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How EPA flooded the zone on water rule

How EPA flooded the zone on water rule

Washington Examiner

. . . EPA used government resources to coordinate with environmentalist groups in order to achieve this 90 percent support. Through an intense effort in what is known as "grassroots lobbying," the government worked to encourage people on one side of the debate to make their voices heard, so as to skew perceptions of public opinion.

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Feeding soybean hulls to beef cattle

Feeding soybean hulls to beef cattle


Thanks to research conducted with beef cattle at the University of Kentucky’s Research and Education Center at Princeton, that research is now considered a success story.

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Japan Researchers Develop Scanner to Detect Marbled Meat in Cattle

Japan Researchers Develop Scanner to Detect Marbled Meat in Cattle

Jun Hongo

Wall Street Journal

Where’s the marbled beef? Thanks to a new machine created by a government-backed institute in Japan, one might soon be able to find those tender and juicy sections of meat without much difficulty.

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