Daily Archives: August 16, 2016

No link found between resistant bacteria, farm-use antibiotics

No link found between resistant bacteria, farm-use antibiotics


As the debate continues concerning the use of antibiotics in food animals and the relationship to drug-resistant infections in people, a team of interdisciplinary scientists at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and the Charleston VA Medical Center Research Service reviewed published literature for evidence of a relationship between antibiotic use in agricultural animals and drug-resistant foodborne campylobacter infections in humans, commonly known as campylobacteriosis.

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Baxter Black, DVM: Horse Psychology

Baxter Black, DVM:  Horse Psychology

Some people are just flat good at handlin’ horses

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Diagnosing a Limp

Diagnosing a Limp

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Sometimes, the reason for a limp is as simple as having something in the hoof. I have removed tacks and nails, especially big-headed roofing nails, from cows’ feet. So take a look and see if she has managed to step on something.

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What do you know about meadow fescue?

What do you know about meadow fescue?

Daniel Hudson

Progressive Forage

Is there someone in your life who occasionally reorganizes your possessions without prior consultation? If so, you are probably familiar with the joy of rediscovering prized possessions.

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10 beef cattle to-dos if drought spreads into fall

10 beef cattle to-dos if drought spreads into fall

Dave Nanda

Prairie Farmer

Agriculture owes its existence to a few inches of topsoil and those once-in-a-while rainfalls. Unfortunately, that “once in a while” also includes “here and there” in the Northeast this year. Rainfall has been spotty all across the region. Here in central Pennsylvania, you can hear a lot of “music” from cows who are not happy with the pasture situation.

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Study finds dung beetle helps keep flies in check

Study finds dung beetle helps keep flies in check

Janelle Atyeo

Tri-State Neighbor Reporter

Flies are a problem for cattle, but the answer to controlling them could lie with another insect. South Dakota State University graduate student Jacob Pecenka of Mitchell is studying the role of the dung beetle in breaking down manure and controlling flies.

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Nutrition, marketing highlight upcoming cattle seminar

Nutrition, marketing highlight upcoming cattle seminar

Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation

As fall approaches, beef cattle producers in the Southern Great Plains are preparing to wean calves and developing plans to get the cow herd through the winter. To provide regional livestock producers with the information to make better, more informed decisions, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation will host a Fall Cattle Seminar from 1-5 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 30, at the Ardmore Convention Center, located at 2401 N Rockford Road in Ardmore, Oklahoma.

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Predicted corn and soybean harvest brings good news for feeder cattle prices

Predicted corn and soybean harvest brings good news for feeder cattle prices

Scott Brown, Ron Plain


The August WASDE predicts this fall will bring our first 15 billion bushel corn harvest and the first 4 billion bushel soybean harvest. This is good news for feeder cattle prices. U.S. beef exports during June were down 0.5% compared to a year ago. Japan, South Korea, Canada and Mexico, respectively, were the top three destinations for U.S. beef exports in June. Beef exports were up 2.0% during the first half of 2016.

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Guide on ‘leftovers’ for livestock released

Guide on ‘leftovers’ for livestock released


By acquainting stakeholders with the relevant legal requirements, a new guide aims to encourage the appropriate and lawful diversion of food scraps to animals, which, in turn, can create mutually beneficial partnerships between food waste generators and livestock growers and, ultimately, can reduce the negative environmental impacts of wasted food.

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Implanting beef cattle

Implanting beef cattle

Brett Carper

Messenger Inquirer

As a senior at Western Kentucky University majoring in animal science, I have had the pleasure of interning at Daviess County Cooperative Extension Service this summer. From planting corn, soybean and tobacco plots to conducting wheat yield contests and a substantial hay nutrient quality demonstration, there has been no time for pause.

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