Daily Archives: August 10, 2015

Plan Now to Prevent a Costly Scours Outbreak

Plan Now to Prevent a Costly Scours Outbreak

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

For Brian Marshall, the clock starts the minute a new calf hits the ground. Within the first four or five hours, this Missouri producer makes sure newborns are given an immunity-building bolus to head off scours and pneumonia, and lessen stress.

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RAAA Implements Aggressive Feedlot and Carcass Data Collection Plan

RAAA Implements Aggressive Feedlot and Carcass Data Collection Plan

Beef Today

While Red Angus cattle have earned a solid reputation as being the commercial producers’ breed of choice when building a profitable cowherd, the true versatility of Red Angus is shown when the steer mates excel in the feed yard and garner substantial premiums when sold on the grid.

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The Top 10 no trespassing signs that might be more effective than purple posts

The Top 10 no trespassing signs that might be more effective than purple posts

FarmTalk

10. “University Extension Poison Ivy Research Nursery”

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Beef quality driven by work on genetics

Beef quality driven by work on genetics

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

No country produces better beef than the United States, and David Trowbridge says that quality is driven by genetics. “As a feedlot operator, we’re looking to produce high-quality food products,” he says. “Genetics is what determines that product.”

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A vision that goes beyond sustainable

A vision that goes beyond sustainable

David Cooper

Progressive Cattleman

As important as the idea of sustainability is to agriculture – and to society in general – the word itself leaves a lot to be desired. Sustainability is more than a code word for agriculture. It’s a movement, a mandate – and in many ways an enigma.

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Texas A&M plans ruminant ultrasound workshop

Texas A&M plans ruminant ultrasound workshop

Bovine Veterinarian

The College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at Texas A&M University will present an ultrasound lecture and workshop day Aug. 29 in College Station, Texas, which aims to introduce veterinarians to the different uses of ultrasound in practice for reproductive and non-reproductive purposes.

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Heterozygosity and heterosis considerations for the beef industry

Heterozygosity and heterosis considerations for the beef industry

Andy Herring

A Steak in Genomics

We can classify traits as qualitatively inherited and quantitatively inherited. With qualitative traits, characteristics can be placed into a small number of distinct categories. Natural environment does not affect these traits. A small number of genes affect these traits. Examples include coat color or horned vs. polled.

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Wearable technology for cattle

Wearable technology for cattle

Tyler Harris

Beef Producer

You’ve heard of Google Glass, Apple Watch, and Fitbit. How about wearable technology for cattle? Brian Schupbach, Chief Technology Officer at Quantified Ag, says that’s the next step in monitoring animal health in the feedlot. Recently, Quantified Ag, a Lincoln-based startup company, has taken that step. "We’re in the ‘Internet of Things’ space. For us, the thing is cattle," Schupbach says.

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Ag-gag opponents win in Idaho

Ag-gag opponents win in Idaho

Erica Shaffer

Meat and Poultry

Recalling Upton Sinclair and his seminal novel, The Jungle, US District Court Chief Judge B. Lynn Winmill held that Idaho’s “ag-gag” law, saying the bill, § 18-7042, struck at the heart of First Amendment values and violated the Equal Protection clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

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New ‘Ag Mag’ Helps Students Beef Up Food Production Knowledge

New ‘Ag Mag’ Helps Students Beef Up Food Production Knowledge

The Voice of Agriculture

The Ag Mag, a newspaper-style reader, features information about beef production, nutrition and related careers, and encourages discussions about the industry in the classroom and at home. The Ag Mag is aligned to national learning standards and is written at a fourth-grade reading level, although the interest level is very broad. The Ag Mag and other beef education resources developed by the Foundation can be found at http://www.agfoundation.org/resources/learn-about-beef.

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