Daily Archives: August 3, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Rodeo Mom

Baxter Black, DVM:  Rodeo Mom

His mother was glad he wasn’t hurt worse.

   As it was he went out on a stretcher.

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Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA, American Farm Bureau Says

Army Corps Memos Reveal Dysfunction, Secrecy and Misconduct at EPA, American Farm Bureau Says

The Voice of Agriculture-American Farm Bureau

Yesterday, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform released more than 50 pages of documents in which the Army Corps of Engineers repeatedly rebuked EPA officials for their abuse of the rulemaking process in producing the deeply controversial Waters of the United States rule.

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Stress … Production Animal’s Limiting Factor

Stress … Production Animal’s Limiting Factor

Cattle Today

Stress is continually imposed upon production animals to provide more meat and milk products. To maximize yield, it is imperative to keep animals as comfortable as possible and maintain feed intake for conversion into meat and milk.

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Pasture weaning helps with stress on calf, producer

Pasture weaning helps with stress on calf, producer

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Calves stood close to their mothers as Jim Werner walked through the pasture. Green grass and blue skies were plentiful and humidity was not — a rare combination for a July day in Iowa. “It does not get much better,” Werner said.

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Management, Health, and Nutritional Considerations for Weaning Calves … And Potentially Making You More Money

Management, Health, and Nutritional Considerations for Weaning Calves … And Potentially Making You More Money

Karla H. Jenkins, Dee Griffin, Aaron Stalker

University of Nebraska

Weaning time can be a stressful time for calves. Weaning calves at home and selling after the seasonal price pressure subsides can increase profitability. Reducing separation and handling stress, providing proper nutrition, and preconditioning against disease increases the value of the calves and improves their performance when they enter the growing and finishing period.

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Build Up Stockers With 24 Hours of Downtime

Build Up Stockers With 24 Hours of Downtime

Becky Mills

Progressive Farmer

Ask veterinarian Ken Blue about the health program in his custom preconditioning operation, and you’ll probably expect to hear about vaccination schedules and medications. Not so. What you will hear are his reasons, delivered passionately, on the necessity of keeping stress to a bare minimum.

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Application Open for Beef Industry Internship in Washington D.C.

Application Open for Beef Industry Internship in Washington D.C.

BeefUSA.org

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for the spring 2016 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application is Oct. 1, 2015.

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What you need to know about antibiotics in livestock

What you need to know about antibiotics in livestock

Marian Swain

Grist

First, it’s important to clarify what we’re actually worried about. If you’re grossed out by the idea of antibiotics in your meat, don’t worry, that isn’t really the issue.

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Minnesota ranchers staunchly oppose lifting bans on Argentine, Brazilian beef

Minnesota ranchers staunchly oppose lifting bans on Argentine, Brazilian beef

Courtney Kueppers

Star Tribune

Bob Wilts was 10 years old when the Big Lake, Minn., farm where he grew up got its first beef cow. Fast forward 45 years to today, and Wilts still lives in Big Lake. He still raises cattle. Wilts and his wife, Judy, manage about 30 steers that they sell to individual families and stockyards annually.

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Rising temperatures a concern for beef producers

Rising temperatures a concern for beef producers

Jim Offner

Des Moines Register

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, the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reported.

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