Daily Archives: July 7, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: No Respect for Baxter

Baxter Black, DVM: No Respect for Baxter

A good friend from the Texas panhandle sent me a printed poster of a new program enacted by the Amarillo Humane Society.

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Decide weaning date based on forages, cow condition

Decide weaning date based on forages, cow condition

Beef Producer

If you have a fall weaning date circled on your calendar, there could be benefits to moving it up just a tad, says Elaine Griggs, assistant professor and South Dakota State University Extension cow/calf specialist.

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Third annual Eng cow efficiency symposium agenda announced

Third annual Eng cow efficiency symposium agenda announced

Burt Rutherford

With the theme “Innovations in Intensive Beef Cow Production, Care and Management,” the third annual Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Research Symposium is set for Sept. 17-18 in Oklahoma City.

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Doing Away With Discounts for Brahman Genetics

Doing Away With Discounts for Brahman Genetics

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Spend some time at the local sale barn and you’ll figure out pretty quickly that a little ear is seen as a good reason to knock down the price for a feeder steer.

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Raise Cutting Height When First Harvest Is Delayed

Raise Cutting Height When First Harvest Is Delayed

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

Rain has delayed many folks from cutting alfalfa. If you haven’t taken first cutting yet, it might help if you slightly changed the way you cut this crop.

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Plan for the Heat

Plan for the Heat

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

As soon as the planters are in the shed,  the crew at Weborg Feeding Co. near Pender, Neb., will unpack the shades in preparation for summer in the yard. The 16 portable tarp systems they’ve purchased in the last two years are just one more step in their effort to minimize heat stress on finished animals

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Long term management to reduce eye problems in cattle

Long term management to reduce eye problems in cattle

Glenn Selk

Feedlot Magazine

Pinkeye has long been a costly nuisance to cattle producers.  Eye infections sometimes lead to partial or complete blindness in one or both eyes.  Reduced beef production in the form of lowered weight gain, milk production, body condition, and eventually even poorer reproduction can result from eye infections and lesions.

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Steer-Aid Clinic teaches youth beef participants

Steer-Aid Clinic teaches youth beef participants

High Plains Journal

RJ Kerchal and Otto Lehmberg were the featured instructors June 20 for Steer-Aid, a free youth beef clinic. Southeast Colorado youth and their parents all got an education about feeding and nutrition, clipping and show day grooming for their 4-H and FFA projects.

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Lawmakers target animal-welfare group

Lawmakers target animal-welfare group

Tony Cook

Indianapolis Star

Sen. Brent Steele and five other Republican lawmakers are asking Indiana’s attorney general to investigate an animal welfare group that has opposed several of Steele’s controversial agriculture bills.

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Brushing up on cattle basics

Brushing up on cattle basics

Nicole Heslip

Brownfield Network

The Michigan Cattlemen’s Association met for their Anual Summer Round Up meeting over the weekend for educational sessions and farm tours. George Quackenbush, Executive Vice President says members come for comradery and to brush up on their management skills.

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