Daily Archives: September 29, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Fall Run (2)

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Fall Run (2)

About horses I’ve known…My first was named Maggie. A Standard bred. I was in the 3rd grade. Father gave me an old cavalry saddle, split down the middle, light enough I could lift it.

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Violative Residue: Five things you need to know

Violative Residue: Five things you need to know

Jill J. Dunkel

Feedlot Magazine

The USDA’s Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) is charged with maintaining the safety of the nation’s meat supply. Chemical residues in meat, including antibiotics, are among many areas the agency monitors.

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Re-Breeding Your Open Cows to Add Value

Re-Breeding Your Open Cows to Add Value

Julie Walker

iGrow

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. It is estimated that 15 to 20% of a cow/calf enterprise revenue comes from cull cows. Determining open cow(s) early allows producers to select the best strategies that targets the highest potential revenue.

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Made in the Shade: Mitigate heat stress in the feedyard

Made in the Shade: Mitigate heat stress in the feedyard

Laura Mushrush

Drovers

As the dog days of summer begin to unwind into fall, it’s a good time to reflect on how heat stress impacted your feeder cattle and explore steps to prevent future crises and improve profits. Heat stress like what occurred this year is not that unusual and has happened several times over the past 10 years.

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Dry lot cows can benefit land health

Dry lot cows can benefit land health

Candace Krebs

La Junta Tribune Democrat

How does confinement cow-calf production measure up to consumer demand for high animal welfare and environmental sustainability standards? Pretty well, according to various beef production experts who debated the issue at the Kenneth and Caroline Eng Foundation Symposium in Oklahoma City.

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Are calm cattle worth more to producers?

Are calm cattle worth more to producers?

Kevin Hassler

Enid News

In the cattle industry, cattle temperament is defined as a behavioral response to an environment or action. Various levels of temperament can occur due to one or a combination of things.

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Valuable pocket tool for cattle producers now available

Valuable pocket tool for cattle producers now available

High Plains Journal

A pocket-sized recordkeeping tool that has been used by cattle producers for more than 30 years to enhance profitability will be available for the 2016 year starting Oct. 5 at a reduced rate for a limited time.

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llinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois State Fair directors step down

llinois Department of Agriculture, Illinois State Fair directors step down

Doug Finke

The State Journal Register

Both state Agriculture Director Philip Nelson and Illinois State Fair Director Patrick Buchen have left their jobs, Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration said late Thursday afternoon. The Rauner administration said in a prepared statement that it "accepted the resignation" of Nelson on Thursday. The statement said Buchen "had also stepped down."

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Tips for answering difficult questions about your farm

Tips for answering difficult questions about your farm

By Melissa Woolpert

Pork Network

The average American is several generations removed from the farm. Therefore, most people who purchase and enjoy the food we produce have no idea what it takes to be a farmer. It’s human nature to distrust what you don’t understand, and farming practices are no exception.

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When BVD doesn’t look like BVD

When BVD doesn’t look like BVD

Julia Ridpath

Bovine Veterinarian

If you ask a practitioner to describe a “typical” outbreak of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) you might get a variety of answers. In fact, the more experience one has with BVD the less willing one might be to give a definitive answer.

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