Daily Archives: December 22, 2015

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Camp Christmas


Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy Camp Christmas

It was Christmas Eve at daybreak when we found him in the yard.

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Heifer Development Program Aims to Grow the Beef Herd

Heifer Development Program Aims to Grow the Beef Herd

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Any good heifer development program equals opportunity for commercial cattle operators. But when the program receives state funding and is run by top-notch Extension beef specialists, it becomes a true path to change within the industry.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Farm Trucks Aren’t Stolen

Top 10 Reasons Why Farm Trucks Aren’t Stolen

GARETH WYN JONES

They have about 20 miles before they overheat, break down or run out of fuel.

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First impressions: The inside story on colostrum

First impressions: The inside story on colostrum

Black Ink

Milking beef cows is not always a fun process. That’s just one of the hurdles facing researchers looking to understand more about colostrum. Add in the fact that the beef cattle system has fewer “check points” built into the relatively drawn-out (compared to other species) production cycle, and you’ve got a bigger challenge.

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US cattle feeders’ ghastly year

US cattle feeders’ ghastly year

Beef Central

US cattle feeders only a year ago were ending one of their most profitable 18 months in many years. But since then, they’ve lost all the equity they had built up and then some. This year will go down as the worst year of cattle feeding losses in the history of the US industry, writes Beef Central’s US market analyst, Steve Kay.

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Beta agonists wrongly blamed for fatigued cattle syndrome

Beta agonists wrongly blamed for fatigued cattle syndrome

Burt Rutherford

BEEF

According to research results recently published in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the beta agonists zilpaterol and ractopamine have no effect on fatigued cattle syndrome.

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Management factors affect the efficiency of reproductive technologies.

Management factors affect the efficiency of reproductive technologies.

Troy Smith

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Estrus synchronization and artificial insemination (AI) have been called the most powerful and applicable technologies for genetic improvement.

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