Daily Archives: August 5, 2015

Genetics for Today’s Cattlemen (and Women)

Genetics for Today’s Cattlemen (and Women)

Tonya Amen

A Steak in Genomics

How do you make genetic change in your herd? By choosing the parents (bulls, replacement heifers, etc.). What tools do you use to make those decisions?

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To make meat greener, make it more efficiently

To make meat greener, make it more efficiently

Nathanael Johnson

Grist

We started out this series by asking if meat can be sustainable (yes, but we should eat less), and if meat can be moral (perhaps not, although that doesn’t seem to convince people to give it up). But no matter how we answer these questions, people around the world will continue to eat meat. In fact, meat consumption is increasing around the world as countries become wealthier.

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Researcher Helps Discover Novel Fatigue Syndrome in Feedlot Cattle

Researcher Helps Discover Novel Fatigue Syndrome in Feedlot Cattle

Newswise

Researchers at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, in collaboration with colleagues at Iowa State University and Texas Tech University, have discovered a novel fatigue syndrome affecting feedlot cattle. The syndrome is similar to one affecting the swine industry.

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Learn the basics (and benefits!) of fixed timed-AI

Learn the basics (and benefits!) of fixed timed-AI

Wes Ishmael

BEEF

When it comes to measuring the success of fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI), Cliff Lamb, assistant director of the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) says, “I’m not so sure that pregnancy rate to AI is all that important.

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Wet sweet clover hay can be toxic

Wet sweet clover hay can be toxic

Ken Olson, Adele Harty

iGrow

There have been ideal growing conditions over the last two years for yellow sweet clover throughout western South Dakota and beyond. Not only is sweet clover forage production abundant, it can be very nutritious if managed properly.

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Deep South Stocker Conference

Deep South Stocker Conference

Hay And Forage Grower

Time is fast approaching for the seventh annual Deep South Stocker Conference that is headed to Alabama in 2015. This year’s conference will be held August 6 to 7 in Montgomery. The event is a joint effort between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, the Mississippi State University Extension Service, and the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension.

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Trich-onomics

Trich-onomics

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

When a third or more of a rancher’s cows turn up open, which can happen when trichomoniasis, or trich, infects a herd, the rancher obviously takes a significant economic loss. But due to the sporadic nature of the disease, quantifying losses the disease causes across a region or across the country presents a challenge.

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Repairing damages to pastures

Repairing damages to pastures

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Network

Purdue Extension forage specialist Keith Johnson says part of the damage came from grazing livestock on wet pastures.  “As a result we have situations where the hooves of these animals have caused some pretty severe damage to fields,” he says.

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Army Corps Criticizes EPA for Flawed Rulemaking, Warns WOTUS has Little Legal Standing and is Not Based on Science

Army Corps Criticizes EPA for Flawed Rulemaking, Warns WOTUS has Little Legal Standing and is Not Based on Science

Beefusa.org

Internal memos released by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee reveal the Army Corps of Engineers, the primary regulator over Environmental Protection Agency’s “waters of the United States” rule, believes that the rule will not hold up in the courts and that it grossly misinterprets Corps data.

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Water management, resource development on agenda for beef and forage field night

Water management, resource development on agenda for beef and forage field night

Harrison Lejeune

Ag Answers

Water management and resource development will be among the topics discussed during the 2015 Beef and Forage Field Night Aug. 27, offered by experts with the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences at The Ohio State University.

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