Daily Archives: December 27, 2016

Baxter Black, DVM:  Tell Me How It Was

Baxter Black, DVM:  Tell Me How It Was

The little kid sat on his knee

 And looked up with stars in his eyes

He said, “Granddaddy, tell me again

 How it was when you were my size.”

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Calving book made for phones

Calving book made for phones

Janelle Atyeo

Tri State Neighbor

At the Schlechter farm near Faulkton in east-central South Dakota, brothers, uncles and cousins work together raising cow-calf pairs and growing crops, so when it comes to calving time, it can be a scramble to find who has the calf book. That’s not a problem for the Schlechters anymore. Ellen Schlechter, 18, a senior at Faulkton High School, created an app for mobile phones that allows the family to share cattle records and have them on hand at all times.

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Understanding the New Veterinary Feed Directive

Understanding the New Veterinary Feed Directive

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

As of Jan. 1, 2017, beef producers must comply with a new rule regarding use of antibiotics in feed. This veterinary feed directive (VFD) is aimed at better management of certain antibiotics considered medically important to humans — putting them under more veterinary supervision. This is part of a larger movement to minimize development of antibiotic-resistant bacteria.

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What agriculture looks like to a girl from a big city

What agriculture looks like to a girl from a big city

Maurina Baker

Prairie Farmer

It is very easy to not think about agriculture when you grow up disconnected from it. As I was growing up, my mother and grandmother had a love for gardening that I never fully developed growing up in the city. I moved with a herd of shiny cars through traffic.

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Beef producers: Ask the right questions

Beef producers: Ask the right questions

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“We took everything we thought we knew about the game, everything we thought made a championship player, everything we thought made a great team, all of the clichés in our industry we’d grown up to believe, and we tossed them out the window, and we said we’re starting over. Unless we can prove an idea’s relevance in today’s game, under today’s circumstances we’re just not going to believe it anymore.”

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Prebreeding Management for Successful Development of Beef Replacement Heifers

Prebreeding Management for Successful Development of Beef Replacement Heifers

Pedro L. P. Fontes and G. Cliff Lamb

Drovers

The efficiency of post-weaning development of heifers has a major impact on the overall profitability of cow-calf operations. To ensure satisfactory performance during the first breeding season, replacement heifers must be subjected to an adequate development program.

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Beef maintains tenderness ratings despite challenges

Beef maintains tenderness ratings despite challenges

Feedstuffs

Favorable tenderness ratings for beef steaks, which have improved significantly since 1990, have remained steady over the past five years, recent research shows. This quality retention has occurred despite environmental and financial challenges that could have derailed its progress.

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