Daily Archives: October 5, 2015

Pneumonia’s Long-Term Damage

Pneumonia’s Long-Term Damage

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

With severe pneumonia, lung function can be decreased by scar tissue and the loss of function of some of the sacs where the body takes in oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide.

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For newborn calves, colostrum replacers and supplements may provide a life-saving immunity boost.

For newborn calves, colostrum replacers and supplements may provide a life-saving immunity boost.

Kindra Gordon

Angus Journal

At calving season, you’ve got a newborn calf looking a little cold in the 10° F weather. It looks like he’s been up and suckling, but is there anything else you can do to help give him a little extra energy?

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Managing Mycotoxins

Managing Mycotoxins

Luke Miller

Feedlot Magazine

A unique aspect of beef production is that we can utilize feed ingredients that have been “damaged” or “rejected” and are not suitable for other species of livestock, nor marketable for human consumption. However, caution must be taken when feeding these ingredients because they can contain molds which can produce mycotoxins.

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Trich-onomics

Trich-onomics

John Maday

Drovers

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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Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers

Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers

Kyle Olson

The American Mirror

A group of vegans thought they would further their cause by storming a Toronto steakhouse, peppering a hostess with questions and shouting at customers. Instead, even those on the left are ridiculing their tactics.

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Senate Hearing Reviews Army Corps’ Role in WOTUS

Senate Hearing Reviews Army Corps’ Role in WOTUS

NCBA

“This rule is clearly not based on science, nor does it relate to keeping our waters clean,” said Ellis. “It is a transparent land grab by the administration and EPA. Cattlemen and women will continue to oppose this rule in Congress and in the courtroom. This rule and the flawed rulemaking process underlie the need for legislation to withdraw the rule and compel the agencies to work with all stakeholders.”

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Book on cattle lameness now available from Zinpro

Book on cattle lameness now available from Zinpro

BEEF

Cattle lameness is an issue that producers must work to continually stay on top of. That’s because, when your animals come up lame, it’s a long and difficult road to bring them back to health.

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