Baxter Black, DVM: A Letter from Alf
Dear Carol and Grahame,
I’m writing in behalf of a mutual friend, Alf, who spoke highly of you. You know him as a banker, land baron and intellectual. I knew him in college as a struggling, cynical, stubborn hayseed who was very thrifty. He would go home on the holidays to get his clothes washed.
Ringworms and Stress
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Ringworm can be a real bear to deal with in cattle. Fortunately, it rarely causes significant economic losses. In addition, it usually does not infect healthy skin.
Injection biosecurity: Rethink the routine
Bovine leukosis virus (BLV) is a very common disease, but many people do not believe it is of economic importance for commercial dairies. Some estimates put prevalence at >40% with some herds exceeding 80%.
Precision feeding the beef herd: Nutrient analysis of feedstuffs
Michigan State University
Beef cow-calf producers can balance rations to precisely meet the nutrient requirements of cows. However, they need to the nutritive value of rations feedstuffs first.
Sitz to lead American Angus board
The Cattle Business Weekly
The American Angus Association® announced new members and officers elected to its Board of Directors during the 132nd Annual Convention of Delegates in Overland Park, Kan.
Cover crops could boost year-round livestock grazing
Researchers are looking into how much moisture is used and/or conserved by summer cover crops and how those crops impact production of grasses and legumes consumed by livestock during the winter.
Cattle buyers still find value, pay more for healthy cattle
Cattle buyers continue to pay more for calves with added health assurance, but not necessarily the way people often think of such programs.
Canada to Retaliate Against U.S. Beef Industry in Labeling Spat
Canada is prepared to impose retaliatory tariffs against U.S. beef imports after the World Trade Organization sided with Canada and Mexico in a trade battle over meat-labeling rules. The WTO decision Monday is the latest development in a dispute over U.S. mandates that food contain country-of-origin labels, a measure known by the acronym COOL. The dispute- settlement arm of the Geneva-based trade organization didn’t grant Canada and Mexico the full sum of tariffs the countries had sought, saying export losses to date were less than claimed.
Iowa Premium marks first-year success in Tama
Tama News Herald
"I am so proud of our team and all they have accomplished during these past 12 months. It is no secret that being a startup company has its ups and downs, but I could not be prouder of the work this team has put in to make our first year at Iowa Premium a success," Jeffrey Johnson, chief executive officer of Iowa Premium said upon reaching the one-year milestone this November.
Today’s cattle business is way more than cowboys
BBC World Service
Every Wednesday at noon, in Bastrop, Texas, a lot of young steers are at the Hills Prairie Livestock Auction, getting ready for the feed lot. The scene feels a little bit like a miniature rodeo. Cattlemen sit in the balcony and watch the steers waltz back and forth on the stage. When Clint McDonald isn’t auctioning off the cattle, he’s out in the hall running his hand along a screen projecting the futures market.