Daily Archives: December 4, 2015

Veterinary Feed Directive Questions and Answers

Veterinary Feed Directive Questions and Answers

Rob Eirich, Matt Luebbe,  Dee Griffin

University of Nebraska

When the VFD regulations go into effect, they will ONLY apply to antibiotics used in the feed! They will not affect other feed use medications such as; ionophores, coccidia, other parasite and insect control drugs, or reproductive control medications. VFD regulations will not apply to antibiotics used by injection, tablet, bolus or water.

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Extreme weather, wet or dry, increases blackleg disease risk

Extreme weather, wet or dry, increases blackleg disease risk


Cattle producers never have a dull weather moment when you consider the blizzards, tornados, torrential rains and parching droughts that sweep across the mountains, plains and pastures of North America.

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A marketing specialist shares seven steps for risk management

A marketing specialist shares seven steps for risk management

Kindra Gordon

Hereford World

The market is going to do what it’s going to do. From a risk standpoint, we want to take what

the market will give us.” That’s the advice Tom Clark asks cattle producers to consider as they

devise a marketing and risk management plan. Clark is director of agricultural products for the Chicago-based CME Group, the world’s largest and most diverse derivatives exchange.

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Economic Considerations for Building a Better Cow

Economic Considerations for Building a Better Cow

Beef Today

Currently, the U.S. cowherd is in rebuilding mode. While more heifers are being held back cattlemen need to consider how to make their herd more profitable. The best way to do that might be improving the efficiency of your cows.

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Forage Tests Help Companies and Producers

Forage Tests Help Companies and Producers

Linda Breazeale

Cattle Today

Rocky Lemus knows there are times when watching grass grow is incredibly exciting. Lemus, an associate professor of forage systems with the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station, is always plotting his next variety trial.

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Bred Heifer Prices Trend Down

Bred Heifer Prices Trend Down

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Eldon Cole said, frankly speaking, he did not expect it. The Extension livestock specialist for the University of Missouri was talking about the Show-Me-Select Heifer sale that took place November 20 at Joplin Regional Stockyards, bringing an average of nearly $2,500 per head.

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Animal Ag Alliance Explains Why Antibiotics are Needed for Animal Health Care

Animal Ag Alliance Explains Why Antibiotics are Needed for Animal Health Care

Oklahoma Farm Report

One of the hotter topics animal agriculture has had to deal with in 2015 has been antibiotic use in animal production. Hannah Thompson of the Animal Ag Alliance said this is a challenging subject for most folks involved in livestock production.

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