Daily Archives: December 9, 2015

Management Considerations to Control Estrus

Management Considerations to Control Estrus

Kasey Brown

Angus Journal

Fixed-time artificial insemination (FTAI) protocols work, but attention to detail for use in both heifers and cows is absolutely necessary for success, said David Patterson, professor of animal science at the University of Missouri.

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Multi-species silage is like free insurance

Multi-species silage is like free insurance

Debbie Furber

Canadian Cattlemen

As spring turned to summer without giving up much rain, Kevin Stebeleski really started to wonder about his decision to give multi-species silage a try for the first time. Those worries turned moot as July rains and warm weather transformed the 100-acre field into a smorgasbord of forages that landed 8.5 tons to the acre in the silage mound on August 7.

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Take a Bite Out of Hay Waste

Take a Bite Out of Hay Waste

Mark Parker

Progressive Farmer

Hay is a precious commodity that doesn’t always get the respect it deserves. Crammed along fencerows and fed buffet-style in battered rings, waste losses can mount to 50%.

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Dave Nichols Inducted Into Saddle & Sirloin Club

Dave Nichols Inducted Into Saddle & Sirloin Club

Agri Marketing

Induction into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery is the highest honor bestowed in the livestock industry. Founded in 1903, the gallery is the largest collection of noted artists in the world, devoted to a single industry, and honors the most influential men and women who have significantly contributed or furthered livestock production.

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BEEF 2020 program in January

BEEF 2020 program in January

Amanda Blair, Keith Underwood,

The Cattle Business Weekly

The South Dakota State University Animal Science faculty and staff are gearing up to host the 2016 BEEF 20/20 program January 6-8. BEEF 20/20 is designed to provide an intensive, hands-on, educational opportunity to enhance the understanding of the production and marketing of high quality, high value beef.

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China Will Be the First Nation to Produce Millions of Cloned Beef Cattle

China Will Be the First Nation to Produce Millions of Cloned Beef Cattle

The Daily Meal

Nearly 20 years after Dolly the sheep was cloned, we still have not created a method for consistent industrial cloning of large mammals. However, China has announced that next year, thanks to China’s Boyalife Group and South Korea’s Sooam Biotech, they will be building a cloning center in Tianjin next year to produce millions of cloned beef cattle and keep up with both domestic and export demands.

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Prevent calf abnormalities by managing beef cow diets

Prevent calf abnormalities by managing beef cow diets

Dan Buskirk


Beef cow gestational nutrition may hold the key to a serious congenital defect of beef calves. Affected calves, called ‘acorn calves’ or ‘bulldog calves’, are the result of a condition referred to as congenital joint laxity and dwarfism (CJLD), congenital spinal stenosis, or congenital chondrodystrophy of unknown origin (CCUO).

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Is Consumer Trust in Beef Broken?

Is Consumer Trust in Beef Broken?

The Cattle Site

“They love hamburgers, and they like to come to McDonald’s to get them. And what we also know is that in some cases they don’t feel good about eating beef,” said Larry Stewart, senior director, global supply chain for beef, pork and fish with McDonald’s. “And we feel that’s an important perception to change."

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Sustainability and genetic selection’s tremendous untapped potential

Sustainability and genetic selection’s tremendous untapped potential

Bryan Weech


At its core, sustainability is not a new issue for the beef industry. Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Integrated Resource Management (IRM) are approaches to management that leading producers have used for years.

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Canada warns of immediate COOL retaliation

Canada warns of immediate COOL retaliation

Mark Dorenkamp

Brownfield Network

Canada’s Minister of Ag says retaliation will come quickly if the U.S. does not repeal Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). Lawrence MacAulay issued a statement following Monday’s World Trade Organization (WTO) announcement that COOL discriminates against Canada and Mexico, causing economic harm in excess of $1 billion dollars.

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