Daily Archives: March 8, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Rudy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Rudy

Dere felo caowdogs. Its bin a wile sinc I ben abel to sneek in a collum. B. Black dvm (dip vat maneger, ha, ha) has ben wathing me pretty clos.

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A Pinkeye Prevention Checklist

A Pinkeye Prevention Checklist

Boyd Kidwell

Progressive Farmer

Roy Burris’ pinkeye-prevention program begins weeks before he ever sees a calf with irritated or cloudy eyes. And a single case of pinkeye in one heifer is all he needs to see to put his isolation plan into place.

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Planning to add value doesn’t mean adding paperwork

Planning to add value doesn’t mean adding paperwork

Miranda Reiman

Farm and Ranch Guide

Adding value to cattle doesn’t have to mean added paperwork and special programs. Sometimes it’s as simple as producing exactly what the market says it wants. Darr Feedlot, near Cozad, Neb., aims for a specific target: a safe, humanely handled, upper two-thirds Choice, yield grade (YG) 2 carcass.

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Correct round bale core and shell density

Correct round bale core and shell density

Curt Hoffman

Progressive Forage

From the moment you start baling to the moment the last bale is unloaded at your storage location, there are numerous benefits to making dense bales.

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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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The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

The Moves You Need to Know For Low-Stress Livestock Handling

Whit Hibbard

On Pasture

Now that we have made the case for low-stress livestock handling (LSLH) as an essential component of operating sustainable and profitable livestock operations, reviewed its requisite foundational elements (i.e., mindset, attitude, reading, working, and preparing animals), and introduced its 12 principles in prior articles, we can get into techniques.

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Controlling muddy conditions in the feedlot

Controlling muddy conditions in the feedlot

Erin Laborie

Drovers

Prolonged periods of mud and moisture in the feedlot can significantly hinder cattle performance and profitability. When cattle are standing in four to eight inches of mud, gain can decrease by nearly 15 percent. A feedlot with mud that is belly deep can depress gain by nearly 25 percent. Consequently, the negative impact of mud on feed efficiency can result in up to a 56 percent increase in cost of gain as more days on feed are necessary to reach finish.

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Gene Editing Offers Tremendous Benefits in Precision Breeding Advances for Cattle Industry

Gene Editing Offers Tremendous Benefits in Precision Breeding Advances for Cattle Industry

Oklahoma Farm Report

The opponents of GMOs in the global food supply are starting to back away from making overt claims that there is a safety issue with any food that contains an ingredient in it that comes from a GMO grain or oilseed or other crop. Instead, they are wrapping their arguments in the flag of "a consumer’s right to know." And, at this time, this continues to be a crop based controversy.

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Cattleman Testifies to Importance of Voluntary Conservation

Cattleman Testifies to Importance of Voluntary Conservation

Southern Livestock

Today, Frank Price testified on behalf of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to the importance of voluntary conservation during the House Agriculture Subcommittee on Conservation and Forestry hearing “Voluntary Conservation: Utilizing Innovation and Technology”. Price is co-owner and operator of the Frank and Sims Price Ranch in Sterling City, Texas, and recipient of the 2014 NCBA Environmental Stewardship Award.

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UNL veterinarian believes preconditioning is a must

UNL veterinarian believes preconditioning is a must

Gayle Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 12:54 PM

The moment a calf is born it is time to start thinking about its future. Most producers think about preconditioning their cattle, but wonder if it’s profitable. “I think the real question is if there is enough premium to pull it off, based on what it costs,” according to Dr. Dee Griffin, UNL veterinarian.

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