Daily Archives: March 1, 2016

A.I. Is Important Tool for Breeding Success

A.I. Is Important Tool for Breeding Success

Bill Pendergrass

Cattle Today

The value of artificial insemination (AI) has been documented time after time. Regardless of your operation’s breeding program and marketing goals, AI is the most important tool to help you achieve success.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 — aw heck, make it 11 — things your new pup drags into the yard

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 — aw heck, make it 11 — things your new pup drags into the yard


11. Enough deer bones to erect an entire skeleton.

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Biology vs. psychology – and three schools of cattle handling

Biology vs. psychology – and three schools of cattle handling

Billy Whitehurst

Progressive Cattleman

As groupies form around one idolized stockman or another, I hear some say that anyone who invokes the concept of predator-prey relationships instead of stockman-stock relationship just doesn’t “get it.”

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Brangus announces i50KTM test availability

Brangus announces i50KTM test availability

Southern Livestock

Thanks to a collaboration with the International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA), the i50K™ genomic test from Zoetis is now available to Brangus breeders and commercial producers using registered Brangus genetics. i50KTM results enable Genomic Enhanced Expected Progeny Differences (GE-EPDs), with notable in-creases in accuracy for the full scope of traits evaluated in Brangus bulls and females.

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Search begins for next head of UNL Animal Science Department

Search begins for next head of UNL Animal Science Department

The Cattle Business Weekly

A committee appointed by Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources Harlan Vice Chancellor Ronnie Green has begun the search process to recruit and select candidates for a new head of the Animal Science Department at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Lessons From Thomas Jefferson’s Farm

Lessons From Thomas Jefferson’s Farm

Forrest Pritchard

On Pasture

On July 3rd, 2012, my family and I visited Jefferson’s home and farm, Monticello, a scenic two hour drive from my farm. Here’s a short photo essay that adds 21st century insight to 18th century Jeffersonian wisdom.

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How ranchers and farmers adopt new forage ideas

How ranchers and farmers adopt new forage ideas

George Russell

Progressive Forage Grower

What do you think about new ideas to grow and sell high-quality forage? Do you like to have new things soon after they are available? Or do you wait until a new concept is well proven and tested before you adopt it?

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Genetic toolbox

Genetic toolbox

John Maday


As bull-sale season begins, NCBA webinar focuses on genetic selection, highlighting an old tool; crossbreeding, and a newer tool; genomic testing.

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US Beef Exports to Japan Showing Improvement

US Beef Exports to Japan Showing Improvement

The Cattle Site

Now that we have the latest export numbers the question remains— what do they really tell us? As with most things, context matters. USDA does an excellent job each month to provide the market with this context in the form of the WASDE report (for those new to it, just google USDA WASDE).

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Preventing Enterotoxemia in Young Calves

Preventing Enterotoxemia in Young Calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

“The best way to prevent acute toxic gut infections in young calves caused by Clostridium perfringens is to vaccinate the dam,” says Robert Callan, chief of staff at the large animal hospital at the Colorado State University (CSU) James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital.

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