Daily Archives: June 18, 2015

Advice for ensuring your females breed with ease.

Advice for ensuring your females breed with ease.

Christy Couch Lee

Hereford World

Oh, if only there was a magic wand to ensure a female — whether a first-calf heifer or a mature cow — would breed on the first try, every time. Alas, there is not.

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Making Quality Hay or Haylage

Making Quality Hay or Haylage

Beef Today

A lot goes into making high-quality hay. Perhaps the primary way to produce the kind of hay that will give top milk and meat production is to cut the hay at the optimum stage of maturity.

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Genomic Tests Become More Affordable

Genomic Tests Become More Affordable

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

A new approach to genomic testing will provide Angus breeders with essentially the same information using a low density (LD) test as they would get from a high density (HD) test, cutting costs in the process.

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The producer’s role in VFD compliance

The producer’s role in VFD compliance

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

he FDA’s revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule, which governs the use of antibiotics used in livestock feed, will place new responsibilities on veterinarians, producers and distributors such as feed mills.

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Stephenville man accused of stealing $200k in livestock from terminally ill rancher

Stephenville man accused of stealing $200k in livestock from terminally ill rancher

Charles Scudder

Dallas Morning News

Special rangers are looking for 210 cattle and 30 horses stolen from a dying rancher and sold by a man posing as a Good Samaritan. Asher Quinn Hoxie, 38, was arrested Tuesday after authorities say he stole over $200,000 worth of livestock from an Odessa rancher suffering from a life-threatening disease.

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Multiflora Rose – Time for Action

Multiflora Rose – Time for Action

Jerry Doll

University of Wisconsin

Multiflora rose is a perfect example of a good idea gone awry. Introduced into the Midwest from Japan as a living fence and for wildlife cover years ago, it now infested 1000s of acres beyond the sites of the original plantings. And I hear very often how it has exploded into very serious levels of infestation in the last 10 years or so.

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Tips for beef cattle, forage producers

Tips for beef cattle, forage producers

Mark Keaton

Baxter Bulletin

Make sure cattle are protected against Blackleg. Summertime is when Blackleg issues generally are reported. With the inexpensive cost of the vaccine and the high value of cattle, Blackleg vaccination is very cheap insurance. Follow label directions

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FDA’s Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance – Questions and Answers

FDA’s Strategy on Antimicrobial Resistance – Questions and Answers


In order to help phase in veterinary oversight of those drugs that move from OTC to VFD status once changes are made in line with the guidance, FDA is also releasing a proposed rule for public comment that would update the agency’s existing regulations relating to VFD drugs.

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Livestock need good quality drinking water

Livestock need good quality drinking water

Holmes County Shopper

As temperatures increase, so does the water requirement of livestock. Most livestock owners know the nutrient content of the grains and forages they are feeding their livestock and can tell you if the feedstuff is low, medium or high quality.

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