Daily Archives: July 28, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Stockdog Demonstration

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Stockdog Demonstration

Pete was invited to put on a working stockdog demonstration at the agricultural fair in the nearby town of Perdue, Saskatchewan.

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Bucking the Trend

Bucking the Trend

Christy Couch Lee

Hereford World

First-generation Hereford breeder Cameron Mulrony and his wife, LeAnne, are using their experience on the rodeo circuit to make a go of the Hereford business.

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Inherited Problems

Inherited Problems

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Bulletin

Larry Schnell knows that many people think auction market personnel have little regard for animal welfare. The owner/manager of Stockmen’s Livestock Exchange, Dickinson, N.D., thinks that judgment is unfair. He admits that some welfare problems do surface at auction markets.

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Our farmers are our neighbors, friends

Our farmers are our neighbors, friends

Sampson Independent

“Our farmers deserve praise, not condemnation; and their efficiency should be cause for gratitude, not something for which they are penalized.” President John F. Kennedy made that in the early 1960s, standing up for the American farmer. His sentiment is as true today as it was then; in fact it’s been true since the beginning of time.

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Grass fed beef conference coming to Michigan in September

Grass fed beef conference coming to Michigan in September

Jerry Lindquist

Michigan State University

The 2015 Grass Fed Exchange Conference is coming to Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on Sept. 16 – 18. This conference which started in Nebraska by cattlemen six years ago is coming east of the Mississippi River for the first time. Over 300 grass-fed cattle producers, researchers and industry leaders are expected to attend the three day event.

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VFD brochures outline each sector’s responsibilities

VFD brochures outline each sector’s responsibilities

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

The FDA has released a series of Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) brochures, which list the specific responsibilities of veterinarians, clients and distributors such as feed mills for compliance with the new VFD rules. The brochures also include a list of commonly asked questions and answers and the specific information to include on a lawful VFD.

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Scours: What Are They?

Scours: What Are They?

Beef2Live Producers

Diarrhea disrupts the normal absorption of fluids, nutrients, and chemical electrolytes such as sodium and potassium from the intestines, resulting in the calf becoming very dehydrated and metabolically imbalanced.

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Water Requirements for Beef Cattle

Water Requirements for Beef Cattle

Troy Walz

University of Nebraska

Many times the importance of water to beef cattle is overlooked. Diets are balanced for carbohydrate (energy), protein, vitamins, and minerals so cattle can achieve a desired level of performance, but cattle have a requirement for water too, and animal performance can be affected by water intake

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14 Signs You’re a Farmer in a Drought

14 Signs You’re a Farmer in a Drought

Sarah Schultz

Nurselovesfarmer.com

It’s really depressing to see a year’s worth of planning just baking away in the field, losing your yield and losing your profit every day. My farmer guarantees if they hadn’t been using some of the best technology available like zero-till and leaving stubble — there wouldn’t be a crop out there at all. If we farmed like we did 20 years ago, nothing would germinate.

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It’s official: WOTUS rule takes effect Aug. 28

It’s official: WOTUS rule takes effect Aug. 28

Philip Brasher

Agri Pulse

The Obama administration’s new definition of the “waters of the United States” regulated by the Clean Water Act will be formally published on Monday and will take effect Aug. 28. The administration publicly released the final WOTUS rule in May but waited until Friday, after Congress broke for the July 4 recess, to provide notice that the rule would be published in the Federal Register on Monday.

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