Daily Archives: December 6, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM:  An Imaginary Interview Between Yours Truly and Leaders of the Animal Rights Extremists

Baxter Black, DVM:  An Imaginary Interview Between Yours Truly and Leaders of the Animal Rights Extremists

Let me welcome you to our unending discussion on the Unintended Consequences of Unwanted Horses in the U.S. including Wild Horses.

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Silage Pile Feeding Management and Safety

Silage Pile Feeding Management and Safety

Rory Lewandowski

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

It is easy to see the importance silage plays in ruminant livestock rations by observing the number of bunker silos and silage piles that are on area farms.  Feeding out that stored silage requires management.  Silage management can be discussed from two perspectives, one being how to manage the removal of silage from the silo to maintain silage quality and promote animal intake and the other on how to keep farm workers, family, and visitors safe around the bunker.

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5 reasons for uncommon cattle deaths in the Southeast

5 reasons for uncommon cattle deaths in the Southeast

AG News Feed

There are few common causes of sudden death in livestock that farmers and their veterinarians need to be aware of in late summer and early fall in the Southeast. Lee Jones, University of Georgia veterinarian, recommends having an animal that dies suddenly with unknown causes to have a thorough autopsy done by a veterinarian.

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Supplemental Feedstuff Selection

Supplemental Feedstuff Selection

Jason Smith


As we start to feel that familiar bite of the late fall air, and many of our forages go dormant for the year, it shouldn’t come as a shock that the economic burden of winter-time feed costs will soon be knocking on our door. Or, for many of us in the southeast, drought conditions may have forced the opening day of winter feeding to come early this year.

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IBR prevention requires proper planning

IBR prevention requires proper planning

Travis Van Anne

Beef Magazine

Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (IBR) is one of those infectious respiratory and reproductive diseases cattlemen need to actively monitor and employ prevention methods in order to keep their cow herd healthy and profitable.

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Beef yield grading system: Where it’s been, where it’s heading

Beef yield grading system: Where it’s been, where it’s heading

Jamie Hawley

Progressive Cattleman

The 10-ounce ribeye steak on your plate looks quite a bit different than what your grandparents ate. Through the years, the cattle industry has taken large strides when it comes to genetics and feeding, and these innovations have led to a different class of carcass.

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Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

Mineral Supplementation Proven to Optimize Reproductive Performance of Cattle

Crystal Blin

Vita Ferm

For cow/calf producers, there are certain times that significantly impact the operation’s profitability. Failure to manage the nutrition of the cow herd during these critical times can hurt productivity in ways that producers often do not think about.

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Proposed Tax Regulation Threaten Multigenerational Cattle Operations

Proposed Tax Regulation Threaten Multigenerational Cattle Operations

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

The Internal Revenue Service hosted a public hearing today on a Department of Treasury proposed rule that would eliminate or greatly reduce available valuation discounts for family-related entities. Kevin Kester, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association vice president, said the regulation would effectively discourage families from continuing to operate or grow their businesses and passing them on to future generations.

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Legal Liability Issues for Farms and Ranches

Legal Liability Issues for Farms and Ranches

Joann Pipkin

Angus Media

In a day and time when you can sue most anyone for anything, farmers and ranchers should be proactive before a problem occurs. Brent Haden, a lawyer with the firm Haden and Haden, Columbia, Mo., said producers should perform a thorough walk-through evaluation of potential dangers on their property and take steps to either remedy them or prevent access.

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Don’t Short in Bull Quality

Don’t Short in Bull Quality

Robert Wells

The Stock Exchange

The past few years have seen a dramatic downturn in calf prices from historic highs to the lowest prices in four or five years. Unfortunately, some input prices are slow to come down while other inputs still remain high; thus causing a strain on budgets.

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