Daily Archives: July 30, 2015

K-State veterinary researchers attack antibiotic resistance

K-State veterinary researchers attack antibiotic resistance

Bovine Veterinarian

Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine researchers are looking at the growing problem of antibiotic resistance and are helping shape public policy on the issue to keep humans and animals healthy.

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Aug. 4 deadline for 10th Feeding Quality Forum

Aug. 4 deadline for 10th Feeding Quality Forum

Feedlot Magazine

As cattle feeders aim to make the most of premiums for quality, align with market expectations and make ready for industry changes in the wind, they can find insight and answers at an annual forum at two locations on the Great Plains.

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Rising temperatures concern for beef producers

Rising temperatures concern for beef producers

Jim Offner

Cedar Valley Business

The dog days of summer apply to cattle, as well as people. Indeed, bovine experts at Iowa State University recently sent out a warning to producers to keep cool heads during the Iowa hot spells.

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Beef industry wrestles with sustainability

Beef industry wrestles with sustainability

Candace Krebs

LaJunta  Tribune Democrat

When asked to define what sustainable beef production looks like, Bob Patterson lifts his cowboy hat and points to his gray hair. Patterson is the third generation on his ranch near Kim, with his family’s fifth generation already becoming engaged in the operation. He’s also the current president of the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association.

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Halter Training Cattle Requires Good “Coaching”

Halter Training Cattle Requires Good “Coaching”

Jason Duggin

Cattle Today

There are a large number of sports and projects for youth and adults alike to focus their attention toward. Whichever activities people choose, it is eventually understood that there are some proven methods for success.

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Immunity boosted with proper minerals

Immunity boosted with proper minerals

Brandon Sears

Richmond Register

Grazing livestock require many different nutrients to support growth, milk production, and body tissue maintenance. Often minerals are separated into two categories.

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Beef cattle health concerns during and after flooding conditions

Beef cattle health concerns during and after flooding conditions

Dr. Tom R. Troxel


During a major flood, soil particles and trash can be moved for miles. Listed below are some diseases a cattle producer may be concerned with due to exceptional flooding conditions. Because of this unique situation, working with your veterinarian is very important.

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The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

The Colossal Hoax Of Organic Agriculture

Henry I. Miller and Drew L. Kershen


Consumers of organic foods are getting both more and less than they bargained for. On both counts, it’s not good. Many people who pay the huge premium—often more than a hundred percent–for organic foods do so because they’re afraid of pesticides.  If that’s their rationale, they misunderstand the nuances of organic agriculture.

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TPP Must Deliver Say Beef Producers

TPP Must Deliver Say Beef Producers

Farm and Ranch Guide

Beef producers from five Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries are calling for a high-quality market access deal on beef to be secured at the TPP ministerial meeting in Hawaii this month.

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Grassley: Canada ‘intellectually dishonest’ over COOL

Grassley: Canada ‘intellectually dishonest’ over COOL

Ken Anderson

Brownfield Network

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley isn’t buying Canada’s objection to establishing a voluntary country of origin labeling (COOL) program in the U.S. It seems to me they’re being intellectually dishonest,” Grassley says. “When we do exactly what they’re doing, why wouldn’t that satisfy them?”

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