Daily Archives: July 6, 2015

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance, Impact on Treating BRD

Understanding Antibiotic Resistance, Impact on Treating BRD

Brian Lubbers

BRD Report

Antibiotic resistance is a natural phenomenon. Resistance itself is a property, a characteristic of bacteria. Knowing that, some might say there’s nothing that we as producers or veterinarians can do to stop resistance – it’s going to happen anyway.

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Like grain, corn silage yield suffers from saturated soils

Like grain, corn silage yield suffers from saturated soils

Mike Rankin

Hay and Forage Grower

Many regions of the U.S. (sans West Coast) have received copious amounts of rain following the start of what was a pretty ideal early planting season.

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Livestock Water Tank Tip

Livestock Water Tank Tip

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Is your water tank full or empty?  Are you going to have to walk out and look? Here’s an easy way to reduce steps and when you’re checking to make sure your livestock still have water.

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It takes time and patience to explain the truth about our food

It takes time and patience to explain the truth about our food

Curt Arens

Prairie Farmer

Consumers are smart folks, so if farmers continue to explain the truth about modern farming practices, they will separate the grain from the chaff.

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Stop Production Losses from Rodents & Birds

Stop Production Losses from Rodents & Birds

By Jill J. Dunkel

Feedlot Magazine

Many pests and parasites cause losses directly to livestock through decreased production and illness, but other pests – like rodents and birds – can also cause substantial losses to livestock operations.

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Assessing transportation stress

Assessing transportation stress

John Maday

Drovers

Farmers, ranchers and veterinarians have long known that transportation can induce stress in cattle, and have adopted practices intended to minimize that stress. Information is limited though, on the effects of specific stressors, the range of variables involved or even which types of practices are used in shipping cattle.

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NCBA and PLC Join with Coalition to File Suit against EPA and Army Corps

NCBA and PLC Join with Coalition to File Suit against EPA and Army Corps

BeefUSA.org

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and Public Lands Council, along with other producer and land use groups, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas against the EPA and Army Corps over their “waters of the United States” final rule.

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