Daily Archives: December 15, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM: Thrifty

Baxter Black, DVM:  Thrifty

Sharon had hauled the old piano home in a stocktrailer.

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Hormone Balance

Hormone Balance

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

The dictionary defines the term “hormonal” as being of, relating to or affected by hormones. The reproductive cycle definitely is hormonal. Specific hormones induce the physiologic changes necessary for the establishment of pregnancy in the mammalian female.

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A High-Forage Diet for A Better Bottom Line

A High-Forage Diet for A Better Bottom Line

On Pasture

For your herd, a high-forage diet can help your bottom line, but you should take care to use high-quality forage. Here’s how to make a high-forage diet work for you.

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Conversions to Nontoxic Fescue on the Rise

Conversions to Nontoxic Fescue on the Rise

Jim Patrico

Progressive Farmer

Tall fescue infected with the high levels of an endophyte fungus can be devilish. The toxins it produces can wreck cows and stockers by slowing gain, reducing pregnancies and even causing hoof loss. In Missouri alone, estimates of the cost of fescue toxicosis top $240 million per year, said Craig Roberts, University of Missouri Extension state forage specialist.

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Texas rancher’s barns provide livestock water

Texas rancher’s barns provide livestock water

Quenna Terry and Landee Kieschnick


Drought conditions and limited moisture from past years got Durham thinking about how his operation, near Plainview in the Texas Panhandle, could hold up to another severe drought. Livestock water is one of the first things to disappear in a drought, even though there may be forage enough for the livestock. Durham decided he wasn’t going to wait around to find out.

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New Insecticide Developed for Cattle Ear Tags, Aims to Break Insecticide Resistance With Flies

New Insecticide Developed for Cattle Ear Tags, Aims to Break Insecticide Resistance With Flies

Oklahoma Farm Report

It’s been a while since the cattle industry has had a new ear tag with a new chemistry to battle horn flies and face flies. That’s on the horizon for 2016. Bayer HealthCare Animal Health’s new insecticidal ear tag called Tolfenpro Insecticide Ear Tag.

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Texas Tech Announces Plans For Vet School

Texas Tech Announces Plans For Vet School

Southern Livestock

Texas Tech University System (TTUS) officials announced December 4th  plans to develop a veterinary school and veterinary medicine doctoral program in response to student demand and industry needs.

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