Daily Archives: September 21, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM: Be Deliberate

Baxter Black, DVM:  Be Deliberate

“If you’re in a hurry, be deliberate.”  It always fascinated me that Charmayne Jamehorse Scamper looked like he was running slower than the others, but his time was always faster!

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Semen and embryo handling

Semen and embryo handling

Cliff Lamb

Angus Journal

The 2016 spring breeding season has wrapped up, and many cattlemen will likely not be breeding again until next spring or will be preparing for fall breeding. I had the opportunity to witness many breeding projects this season. I was struck by the condition of many of the semen- and embryo-storage devices, and by how the semen was handled.

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Synergy boosts overall cattle care

Synergy boosts overall cattle care

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

Ongoing challenges faced by those in every sector of the cattle business increases the need to find folks qualified, willing and able to take care of cattle. Here’s why you should be that person as their veterinarian.

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Health program key to bigger, better calves

Health program key to bigger, better calves

Samantha Stanbery Athey


Animal health is a big concern for ranchers and consumers, and regulations are being implemented which make it harder for ranchers to protect their cattle. How will they improve animal welfare moving forward? At the Fall Cattlemen’s Seminar Sept. 9 in Springfield, Missouri, ranchers from around the area got a glimpse into the future of cattle health.

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Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty

Drug resistance in people and animals may push millions into poverty

Fox News

By 2050, annual global GDP would fall by at least 1.1 percent, although the loss could be as much as 3.8 percent – the equivalent of the 2008 financial crisis – the Bank said in a report released ahead of a high-level meeting on the issue at the United Nations in New York this week.

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Elanco fights antibiotic resistance

Elanco fights antibiotic resistance

Lynn Grooms

Agri View

“Private-sector participation is essential to our nation’s success in preventing, detecting and responding to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections and in preserving the efficacy of our existing antibiotics while enhancing the innovation and development of new antibiotics, therapeutics, diagnostics and vaccines,” according to the White House.

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Benny Had a Good Life…

Benny Had a Good Life…

Anne Burkholder

Feedyard Foodie

Likely the most often asked question by my non-farming friends is “How can you care for animals for long periods of time and then send them to their death?”

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Penn State expert: “Beware of silo gas in coming weeks”

Penn State expert: "Beware of silo gas in coming weeks"

On the Farm Radio

The hot, dry summer experienced by Pennsylvania likely will lead to an increased potential for the creation of silo gas, creating a hazard for both animals and farmers and their families, warns a farm safety expert in Penn State’s College of Agricultural Sciences.

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Injectable Minerals for Developing Bulls

Injectable Minerals for Developing Bulls

Gilda V. Bryant

Feedlot Magazine

To stay healthy, calves require quality feed, water and timely vaccinations. However, new research indicates that young, growing bulls require the right mix of essential macro and trace minerals. With low mineral levels, puberty is often delayed and yearling bulls may not pass a breeding soundness exam (BSE) when they are sold or when breeding season begins.

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NCBA and HSUS remain at odds over Beef Check Off

NCBA and HSUS remain at odds over Beef Check Off

Mark Dorenkamp

Brownfield Network

NCBA announced this week it will intervene in a lawsuit involving HSUS and the Organization for Competitive Markets stemming from two USDA Office of Inspector General audits of the Beef Check Off dating back to 2011.

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