Daily Archives: September 28, 2015

Preventing Foothill Abortion

Preventing Foothill Abortion

Angus Beef Bulletin

Troy Smith

Veterinarian reveals progress in development and testing of a vaccine to prevent epizootic bovine abortion.

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Food Armor program addresses drug use, residues

Food Armor program addresses drug use, residues

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

With drug use on farm and the related issue of potential drug residues in meat and milk a key concern for consumers, dairy producers and veterinarians in Wisconsin have taken a proactive approach.

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Land Owners Need To Be Evaluating WOTUS Regulations On Their Property

Land Owners Need To Be Evaluating WOTUS Regulations On Their Property

Southern Livestock Standard

The Environmental Protection Agency has begun to implement the Waters of the US rule in at least 37 states. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Environmental Counsel Scott Yager said the WOTUS rule became effective on August 28, 2015.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 bits of advice from farm wives:

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 bits of advice from farm wives:

FarmTalk

10. When sorting cattle, be more specific than, “Hold the black one.”

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Open cows: Feed and sell or re-breed?

Open cows: Feed and sell or re-breed?

Beef Producer

Processing of fall weaned calves and pregnancy determination will soon be here, and management of open cows is critical to the financial bottom line of a cow/calf operation, say a group of South Dakota State University specialists.

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An Explanation of Genomic EPDs

An Explanation of Genomic EPDs

John Genho

Cattle Today

In order to understand how genomic tests can enhance Expected progeny Differences (EPDs), it makes sense to first step back and look at what EPDs represent. EPDs are a prediction of an animal’s genetic merit that comes from a statistical analysis. In some ways, we can view this analysis as a black box with certain inputs and outputs.

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New EPDs encourage improvement in maternal traits.

New EPDs encourage improvement in maternal traits.

Hereford World

Bridget Beran

Good cows are the basis of a strong herd, and the Hereford breed is putting a new emphasis on the influence of females. With new EPDs and research centered on female attributes, maternal traits are coming into focus.

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Developing A Performance Improvement Plan

Developing A Performance Improvement Plan

Don Tyler

Feedlot Magazine

Nearly all managers and supervisors dislike terminating employees and prefer to do everything possible to help an employee correct their performance or behaviors. Some are adept at coaching employees through this improvement process, but many struggle to implement the appropriate plan.

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Reducing stress on calves at weaning is important

Reducing stress on calves at weaning is important

Keith Martin

The weaning of calves is one of the most stressful parts of most it’s life. In some situations, not only is the calf removed from it’s dam, the calf is moved to a new location and offered a different ration.

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GeneSeek earns Industry Partner Award from Red Angus

GeneSeek earns Industry Partner Award from Red Angus

BEEF

Red Angus breeders were pioneers in utilizing performance data and EPDs to make long-lasting and positive genetic improvement in their cattle. Now that genomics and DNA testing have exploded on the scene, the Red angus breed is moving forward with even more confidence in its ability to provide the right genetics at the right time.

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