Daily Archives: May 24, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Wanted: Cowboy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Wanted:  Cowboy

WANTED:  Cowboy.   No TV, No phone. If you don’t like dogs and can’t tough it in the mountains, don’t apply – Alamo, Nevada.

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What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

What is a veterinarian-client-patient-relationship?

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

A veterinarian-client-patient-relationship (VCPR) is defined by the American Veterinary Medical Association as the basis for interaction among veterinarians, their clients, and their patients and is critical to the health of your animal. 

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Brands: Beyond the burning hair

Brands: Beyond the burning hair

Steve Suther

Farm and Dairy

Our electric branding iron hangs high on a barn wall, bought on impulse 35 years ago but not used in 30. We freeze brand our replacement heifers, though. And regardless of their perfect hides, we consider each year’s calves branded by the fact that they came from this place in Kansas we call Rockytop.

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Heat stress and considerations for fair and show season

Heat stress and considerations for fair and show season

Bob Larson

Angus Journal

Fair and show season is a fun time of year that provides a great opportunity to compare breeding strategies, to participate in friendly competition with other producers, and to participate in family activities.

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New Rules May Change How Some Cattle Diseases Are Treated

New Rules May Change How Some Cattle Diseases Are Treated

Victoria Myers

Progressive Farmer

As the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) goes into effect, Mike Apley, with the Kansas State University college of veterinary medicine, said veterinarians must authorize any antibiotic use in feed. Exceptions include ionophores, bambermycins, bacitracin, tiamulin and Carbadox (the last two used in swine). All other antibiotics used in feed are classified "medically important" and will require a VFD.

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BVD: Massive economic toll on beef industry

BVD: Massive economic toll on beef industry

Wyatt Bechtel

Drovers

Calculating the costs of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) to the cattle industry is a difficult chore because it touches so many areas. Taking the task to determine how financially burdensome BVD can be, Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, looked at all facets of the cattle industry from cow-calf, stockers, feedlots and even dairies.

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Find the bottom of the falling cattle prices

Find the bottom of the falling cattle prices

Chris Hurt

Agri View

Cattle prices have had a rough spring. After peaking in late 2014 and early 2015, prices have been adjusting downward from very lofty peaks. High prices and profits at that time provided the incentives to expand beef production

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Oklahoma Quality Beef Network’s Gant Mourer Says Value-Added Programs Really Do Pay Off

Oklahoma Quality Beef Network’s Gant Mourer Says Value-Added Programs Really Do Pay Off

Oklahoma Farm Report

The Oklahoma Quality Beef Network is a joint project of the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service and the Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association to help producers improve the quality of their cattle and better access value-added marketing programs. OSU Extension Beef Value Enhancement Specialist Gant Mourer says that value was seen this past fall and winter when feeder cattle prices collapsed.

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How BQA could help grow relationships with consumers

How BQA could help grow relationships with consumers

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

In all of the consumer conversations and media outcry about antibiotic use, animal welfare and the humane treatment of animals, the quiet and often unheard voice of beef producers has one story that isn’t being told enough. That story is of the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, a checkoff funded certification program that offers training to producers, so they can ensure a safe, high quality beef product for consumers to enjoy.

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Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop is Coming to Iowa

Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle Workshop is Coming to Iowa

Iowa Beef Center

Beef Reproduction Task Force logoAMES, Iowa — The premiere national event in beef cattle reproductive management will be held for the first time ever in Iowa later this year, and Iowa State University cow-calf specialist Patrick Gunn invites people to make plans now to attend. Gunn, who also is one of the host site organizers, said the 2016 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) Workshop will include information for cow-calf producers, bovine veterinarians, industry representatives, extension personnel and students.

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