Daily Archives: November 10, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:   Ellen Degeneres Pizza

Baxter Black, DVM:   Ellen Degeneres Pizza

LUNATICS DEMAND ELLEN DEGENERES REMOVE LEATHER FROM CLOTHING LINE!  OH, NO!

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Bad Things That Happen to Bulls

Bad Things That Happen to Bulls

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Nothing is more important in a bull than his testicles, and lots of things can happen to them.

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Utah State’s Poisonous Plant Research Lab discovers solutions for livestock, humans

Utah State’s Poisonous Plant Research Lab discovers solutions for livestock, humans

Jim Gransbery

Progressive Cattleman

The Poisonous Plant Research Lab’s raison d’etre is to provide livestock producers, whose animals graze on the ranges of the 17 Western states, with management plans that prevent or reduce the loss of animals that ingest a toxic dose from a multitude of wild plants.

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Great “Grass Farmers” Grow Roots

Great “Grass Farmers” Grow Roots

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

If you go to enough workshops about grazing, you’re bound to see an illustration that shows how biting off the tops of plants impacts their roots, and how if you graze short enough, the plant won’t have enough roots to rebound and produce more leafy material. In fact, if you’ve been with us at On Pasture for any length of time, you’ll have seen a version of that illustration

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Making a VFD game plan with Doc

Making a VFD game plan with Doc

Laura Mushrush

Bovine Veterinarian

Big changes in antibiotic use are headed livestock producers way with the upcoming FDA changes to the veterinary feed directive (VFD), set to go into effect Jan. 1, 2017. And while that may seem like a long time from now, producers need to start working with their veterinarian now to come up with a plan of action.

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NCBA Cattlemen’s College scheduled for Jan. 26-27

NCBA Cattlemen’s College scheduled for Jan. 26-27

Beef Producer

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Cattlemen’s College series will kick off its 23rd year Jan. 26-27, 2016 in San Diego, Calif. Sponsored by Zoetis, the Cattlemen’s College will feature speakers and live animal demonstrations.

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Fall prep can lead to healthier pastures

Fall prep can lead to healthier pastures

Emma Hopkins

AG Answers

Fall is the ideal time for livestock producers to walk their pastures and assess what may need to be improved before next year’s grazing season, a Purdue Extension forage specialist says.

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Young, idealistic farmers help keep land in production

Young, idealistic farmers help keep land in production

Michael Hill

Associated Press

Hauling feed, herding pigs, long hours. Farming is hard. And 25-year-old Leanna Mulvihill loves it. Young farmers like Mulvihill are bright green shoots in a field full of old growth. Farmers, on average, are getting older, and millennials eager to get their fingernails dirty on sustainable farms are welcome.

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Farm Bureau Asks Supreme Court to Stop EPA Abuse of Clean Water Act Powers

Farm Bureau Asks Supreme Court to Stop EPA Abuse of Clean Water Act Powers

American Farm Bureau

The American Farm Bureau Federation and a coalition of agricultural and builder groups today asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a lower court ruling that allows the Environmental Protection Agency to micromanage local land use and development decisions under the guise of implementing the federal Clean Water Act. The lower court’s ruling, according to the petition, “opens the door for a dramatic expansion of federal power” and must be overturned.

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Purdue makes big investment in animal science

Purdue makes big investment in animal science

Meghan Grebner

Brownfield Ag News

Purdue University is making a big investment into the future of its animal science department.  On Friday the University broke ground for two buildings that will provide faculty, staff, and students with the latest technology needed for innovation and education in animal sciences and research.

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