Daily Archives: October 8, 2015

Don’t neglect bulls in herd health program

Don’t neglect bulls in herd health program

Samantha Stanbery Athey

FarmTalk

Being a rancher isn’t cheap. Bulls and fertilizer are often toward the top of the list of the most expensive items in a beef operation. At the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center Field Day near Mount Vernon, specialists gave information on how to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.

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Effects of a Freeze on Forages

Effects of a Freeze on Forages

Bruce Anderson

University of Nebraska

If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems.

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Identify Traits for Improvement When Selecting Bulls

Identify Traits for Improvement When Selecting Bulls

F. David Kirkpatrick, Professor, Animal Science, University of Tennessee

Cattle Today

Selecting sires is an important decision that producers make in cow-calf operations. In a single sire herd, the bull is responsible for one-half of the genetics of the entire calf crop.

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Protect Your Livestock From Fall Prussic Acid and Nitrate Poisoning

Protect Your Livestock From Fall Prussic Acid and Nitrate Poisoning

Genevieve Slocum

On Pasture

Some graziers leave summer annuals growing into the fall, and wonder whether they can and should take advantage of these last fits of growth. The answer is that it’s possible, but you shouldn’t sacrifice a fall planting to do so. Also, you’ve heard about dangers like nitrates and prussic acid that come with stressed plants, so what should you do to hedge against the inevitable frost damaged plants if you keep the stand a little longer?

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The future of antibiotic use in feedlots

The future of antibiotic use in feedlots

Jamie Keyes

Progressive Cattleman

Veterinarians and cattlemen have shared an understanding of their essential roles for decades. Now, that relation is set to grow even closer.

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Thousands of cattle presumed dead in Brazil boat accident

Thousands of cattle presumed dead in Brazil boat accident

Caroline Stauffer and Roberto Samora

Drovers

Oct 6 Thousands of cattle owned by beef producer Minerva SA are thought to have died when a boat leaving a port in northern Brazil overturned, the company and Williams Shipping Agents said on Tuesday.

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Local Love of showing cattle leads to career

Local Love of showing cattle leads to career

Jackson County Floridian

When Brittany Peacock applied to grad school at Clemson University, she thought she was just taking the first steps towards pursing a Master’s degree. However, Peacock soon realized she was also stepping into a career with Cooperative Extension.

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