Daily Archives: September 1, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  T. Tommy and BAD NEWS

Baxter Black, DVM:  T. Tommy and BAD NEWS

First, a little about T.Tommy; he likes Corrientes, carries a stock whip and is good help when you need a team ropin’ partner, a good hand on a gather, isn’t bad on a back hoe and is good to his dog.

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Weaning a Critical Part of Antimicrobial Stewardship

Weaning a Critical Part of Antimicrobial Stewardship

Dr. Lee Jones

Cattle Today

Antimicrobial resistance and antimicrobial use on farms and in all meat production systems are hot news items right now. There is an awful lot of confusion, misinformation and disinformation on the Internet and in the media, too.

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Plans for National Angus Convention Announced

Plans for National Angus Convention Announced

South Dakota Cattle Connection

Last fall, the inaugural Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show proved to be one of the industry’s must-attend events for its membership, education and trade show venues. This year, participants will have the added opportunity to see some great cattle.

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Making sure your calves are ready to enter the feedlot is vital for success down the road.

Making sure your calves are ready to enter the feedlot is vital for success down the road.

Warren Rusche

Beef Today

At the Range Beef Cow Symposium held during 2013 in Rapid City, Tom Brink stated in his presentation, “The essence of successful cattle production is to create a highly valuable calf crop, and then go tell people about it.” Much of the work in creating valuable calves is already done, now comes the time to put in the final steps to prepare those calves for the next step in the chain and to capture as much value as possible.

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The “Bud Box” and Double Alley Design for Cattle Pens

The “Bud Box” and Double Alley Design for Cattle Pens

Doug Mayo

Southeast Cattle Advisor

The name “Bud Box” comes from Bud Williams, best known for his methods for teaching low stress livestock handling through stockmanship schools he hosted all over the country.

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Antibiotic Stewardship

Antibiotic Stewardship

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

The beef community has been hearing the discussion about “Antibiotic Stewardship” throughout the past couple years. Is it really a new concept that we need to implement? As we review the principles of antibiotic stewardship, you see it is the basic guidelines set forth by Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) since it beginnings in the 1980’s.

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What does it take for a ranch to be sustainable over the long haul?

What does it take for a ranch to be sustainable over the long haul?

Walt Davis

Beef Producer

was asked recently to make suggestions as to the curriculum that should be adopted at a Texas university to educate students in sustainable ranch management. This started me thinking about the status of agriculture in the U.S. and what needs to be done to improve long term stability of our industry.

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Why you shouldn’t feed your cows like steers in a feedlot

Why you shouldn’t feed your cows like steers in a feedlot

BEEF

The single greatest advantage a cow-calf operation has over other livestock production systems is the ability of a cow (and her calf) to graze and harvest forages in places you cannot plant corn.

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Get weaned calves eating to address health issues, maximize potential

Get weaned calves eating to address health issues, maximize potential

Ted Perry

Morning AG Clips

When it comes to starting freshly weaned calves on feed, cattle producers have likely heard the saying, “Calves never get over a bad start.” But Ted Perry, a cattle nutritionist with Purina Animal Nutrition, shares the opposite view with producers: “Calves never get over a good start.”

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Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

Managing pastures doesn’t only mean growing grass

Kay Ledbetter

AgriLife Today

“With the rains we’ve had this year, the waving sea of grass can be a cattleman’s dream: no weed problems, no brush problems and plenty to eat going into the winter,” said Tim Steffens, AgriLife Extension range specialist in Canyon.

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