Daily Archives: June 9, 2016

Young Bulls Become a Safe Bet

Young Bulls Become a Safe Bet

Valerie G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Everyone likes a bargain, but bulls are generally not a good place to pinch pennies. Buy young, and you’ll probably pay less because he’s unproven. But do you really know what sort of calves that bull will produce once he’s fully developed?

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How to become a good ranch employee, even if you’re the boss

How to become a good ranch employee, even if you’re the boss

Burke Teichert

Beef Magazine

Most articles look at ranch employees from the boss’ perspective. But if you’re self-employed as a ranch owner, are you a good employee?

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BioZyme hires Twig Marston as technical sales field manager

BioZyme hires Twig Marston as technical sales field manager

Progressive Cattleman

BioZyme Inc., manufacturers of natural supplements for cattle, swine, poultry and show livestock, recently hired Twig Marston of St. Joseph, Missouri, as technical sales field manager in the supplement division.

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Don’t Ear Tag Your New Born Calves

Don’t Ear Tag Your New Born Calves

Kit Pharo

On Pasture

Many cow-calf producers think it is sacrilegious to not ear tag calves at birth.   Most do it because they have always done it.   Several years ago, the PCC Discussion Group came up with several “Kooky Notions” that the members used to have.   Ear tagging calves at birth was one of those kooky notions.

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Tackling the cattle fever tick with vaccine

Tackling the cattle fever tick with vaccine

Bovine Veterinarian

The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) is proud to announce the arrival of a new tool in fever tick eradication efforts. The new fever tick vaccine will be a valuable tool for reducing the risk of new fever tick infestations in quarantine areas such as the tick eradication quarantine area, or permanent quarantine zone, and in temporary preventative or control quarantine areas.

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NCBA’s Scott Yager Says Proposed SPCC Legislation Could Benefit Producers

NCBA’s Scott Yager Says Proposed SPCC Legislation Could Benefit Producers

Oklahoma Farm Report

Debate over appropriate regulation of on-farm fuel storage continues in Washington, D.C., and Scott Yager, environmental counsel for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, says animal feed ingredients could be added to the mix as well.

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Has the EPA Declared War on America?

Has the EPA Declared War on America?

Gary Truitt

Hoosier AG Today

As a general rule, I am not a big believer in conspiracy theories; but I may be changing my mind when it comes to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Environmental activists have long had a strong arm and a bias against agriculture even before the agency was established.  Just think back to Rachel Carson and what she did to the chemical industry with her unscientific claims about DDT that have since been proven wrong.  But this regulatory agency, which has been given free reign by the Obama White House, has declared war on more than just American farmers.

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