Daily Archives: February 14, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM:  MY KINDA TRUCK

Baxter Black, DVM:  MY KINDA TRUCK

I like a pickup that looks like a truck

   And not like a tropical fish.

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Tips For Staying Profitable In A Depressed Livestock Market

Tips For Staying Profitable In A Depressed Livestock Market

Greg Judy

On Pasture

There has been quite a price change in the livestock world in the last two years. There has never been a time in recent history that cattle prices crashed as quickly as they did in the fall of 2015. Historically high prices were being paid for anything that looked like a cow. The new normal for 2014 and part of 2015 was rocket fuel prices never seen before in history.

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Hitting the Target

Hitting the Target

Greg Henderson


Improved genetics, management and attention to detail, some of which began a generation ago, are paying dividends for America’s cattlemen. Those changes give today’s consumer more beef products they desire, and reward stakeholders in every industry segment.

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Veterinary Feed Directive: myths uncovered

Veterinary Feed Directive: myths uncovered

Leilana McKindra

Agri View

Now that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Veterinary Feed Directive is in force, farmers must obtain authorization or a prescription to purchase medically important antibiotics and administer them to food animals through feed and drinking water. Medically important antibiotics are medicines critical to treating human diseases. 

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Nutrition Basics

Nutrition Basics

Joseph W. Ward, Ph.D

American Cattleman

 The cost of feedstuffs for livestock has the greatest impact in determining profit for any livestock enterprise.   Proper nutrition is a key component of any successful livestock production system.  Using feeds efficiently and in the right qualities can significantly affect profitability and the health of your livestock.

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Winter Application of Manure

Winter Application of Manure

Glen Arnold

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Given the warmer than normal winter and large amounts of rainfall received in areas, some livestock producers will be looking to apply manure in February when farm fields are frozen enough to support application equipment. Permitted farms are not allowed to apply manure in the winter unless it is an extreme emergency, and then movement to other suitable storage is usually the selected alternative.

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Examine livestock and climate change — Facts and Fiction

Examine livestock and climate change — Facts and Fiction

Farm and Ranch

A word of caution from Frank Mitloehner, professor and air quality specialist in the Department of Animal Science, University of California — Davis. Don’t believe everything you read and hear about the destructive impact of livestock on climate change.

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The 3 Stages of Parturition (Calving)

The 3 Stages of Parturition (Calving)

Texas A&M AgriLife

Before the first heifer begins the calving process this spring, it would be wise to review what takes place in a normal delivery.  Understanding “normal” will help us better recognize problems when they occur and therefore provide assistance when necessary.

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Feed Bunk Management

Feed Bunk Management

Warren Rusche


When it comes to nutritional management of growing and finishing cattle, the scientific aspects tend to get the most attention. Hours are spent getting the formulations right and debating the merits of different ingredients and additives.

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The breeding bull: Your herd’s ultimate athlete

The breeding bull: Your herd’s ultimate athlete

Tri State Livestock News

LeBron James. Tom Brady. Usain Bolt. These names bring with them a certain performance standard. Each season, fans expect these athletes to be in top form, to perform and to achieve results no one else is capable of. You expect the same of your breeding bulls each season, but are you treating them like the athletes that they are?

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