Daily Archives: January 19, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Standard Size

Baxter Black, DVM: Standard Size

Mac told me a harrowing tale about losing a loaded six horse trailer off the back of his pickup.

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Stressed births can result in an oxygen-deprived newborn calf – try these techniques to help the calf start breathing

Stressed births can result in an oxygen-deprived newborn calf – try these techniques to help the calf start breathing

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

In a normal, easy birth the calf is stimulated to start breathing as soon as its umbilical cord breaks, disrupting its lifeline from the dam, and/or when its face and nose are uncovered when the amnion sac comes off its head.

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What Is the Veterinary Feed Directive Rule?

What Is the Veterinary Feed Directive Rule?

Kristin Hawkins

The Cattleman

If you use or have plans to purchase medically important feed-grade antibiotics for your cattle, such as tetracycline, chlortetracycline, oxytetracycline, aminoglycosides, potentiated sulfas and macrolides, changes are underway to limit how ranchers are able to access such products.

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Focus on Cattle Health

Focus on Cattle Health

Kay Ledbetter

Stocker cattle health has always been a challenge, but the challenge has increased over the years and producers may need to beef up their management plans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.

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Healthy calves are more profitable

Healthy calves are more profitable

Jennifer Carrico

High Plains Journal

Healthy calves make for more profitable calves, according to Mark Hilton, Purdue University clinical professor in the department of veterinary clinical sciences.

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NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on Biosecurity

NIAA Annual Conference Focuses on Biosecurity

AJ Taylor


Animal disease epidemics are a significant concern to the animal agriculture industry. The National Institute for Animal Agriculture will facilitate a discussion on this crucial topic, at their next Annual Conference, April 4-7, 2016 at the Downtown Marriott in Kansas City, Mo.

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Don’t Get Caught-in, or Caught-between Objects!

Don’t Get Caught-in, or Caught-between Objects!

Kent McGuire

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Throughout the year there are a variety of farm tasks that involve working around equipment or livestock. In some instances farmers can find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time, and be in a situation to be caught-in or caught-between objects, which can lead to serious injuries.

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Make sure your mineral feeders for cattle are full

Make sure your mineral feeders for cattle are full

Peter Vitti

Grain News

Beef cows cannot live without minerals and vitamins, which are often deficient or biologically unavailable in many overwintering forage. I advise people to put loose mineral on a regular basis for their gestating cows, so all essential mineral and vitamin requirements are supplemented.

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Cattlemen Testify On Importance Of TPP At Agency Hearing

Cattlemen Testify On Importance Of TPP At Agency Hearing

Agri Marketing

Last week, the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) hosted a hearing entitled Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP): Likely Impact on the U.S. Economy and on Specific Industry Sectors. Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Division chair, testified before the ITC, stressing the importance of TPP for the cattle industry.

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Safeguarding the beef industry by busting myths

Safeguarding the beef industry by busting myths

Jana Malot


As cattle producers, like me you know it’s frustrating, at best, to read or hear headlines and stories about the cattle industry in mainstream media that you know are not accurate. You can respond in letters, social media, or face-to-face, and tell folks how YOU care for your animals and the environment.

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