Daily Archives: November 17, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Farmer and the Salesman

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Farmer and the Salesman

“Don’t be leanin’ on my fender,” said the farmer to the rep.

“TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEW SEED CORN,”

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Remote Medication Delivery

Remote Medication Delivery

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

There has been an increasing interest and utilization of remote medication delivery systems in the beef cattle industry. The utilization of these delivery systems has some concerns which could conflict with Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) principles. The National Cattlemen Beef Association (NCBA) BQA Advisory Group has issued the following advisory statement on the use of pneumatic darts and other remote delivery methods for medications

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Condition-score cows now

Condition-score cows now

Rick Rasby

Angus Journal

Managing body condition of your cow herd is important and is a critical management tool that affects reproductive performance and implementation of a herd nutrition program.

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Cattle Have Allergies, Too

Cattle Have Allergies, Too

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Thick nasal discharge and a lack of appetite may be a sign of fall or spring allergies

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Stockpiled Grass is Your Ranch’s Heavy Hitter

Stockpiled Grass is Your Ranch’s Heavy Hitter

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Want to make a quick dollar? “Stockpile grass!” says Dave Scott of Montana Highland Lamb and ATTRA’s National Center for Appropriate Technology. It’s half the cost of hay, doesn’t require a tractor or fuel, and frees up a lot of your time.

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3, 2, 1: Let the countdown to calving season begin

3, 2, 1: Let the countdown to calving season begin

Drovers

Countdowns are abundant toward the end of the year. Not only is there a Christmas and New Year’s countdown, there’s also the countdown to spring calving. While it may seem that calving is months away, now is the time to prepare. Planning ahead may allow you to spring forward into a successful calving season without any surprises.

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DNA Technology: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed

DNA Technology: Where we’ve been, where we are, and where we’re headed

Matt Spangler

A Steak in Genomics

Continued phenotypic data collection and recording is critically needed. But, the breed associations have to do something with the data. Otherwise, progressive seedstock producers will look outside breed associations for genetic evaluations. This will not be a great outcome for commercial cattle producers.

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