Daily Archives: June 5, 2017

Trailing a Thief

Trailing a Thief

Carol Hutchison

The Cattleman

After almost $100,000 worth of cattle were missing from 1 ranch over a 2-week period, Special Ranger Bart Perrier stood ready as a Tulsa news crew interviewed the victim, Watson Langford. “It’s a real shame, to be honest with you. It just sickens your stomach,” Langford said to viewers about the thefts.

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Cattle industry urges against mandatory ID

Cattle industry urges against mandatory ID

Carrie Stadheim

Tri State Livestock News

Cattle producers, veterinarians, salebarn operators and others involved in the cattle industry encouraged the federal government not to implement any kind of mandatory individual identification for feeder cattle 18 months of age and younger.

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Shutting the gate before the cows get out

Shutting the gate before the cows get out

Beef Magazine

It’s not useful to shut the gate after the cattle have gotten out. The same is true about misinformation. That’s why your checkoff works to keep the misinformation “gate” closed.

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Limiting Livestock Access to Ponds Best for Bass & Bovines

Limiting Livestock Access to Ponds Best for Bass & Bovines


As both a cattleman and manager of one of the country’s largest fish farms, Matt Flynt is responsible for hundreds of cattle, millions of fish, thousands of acres of water, and miles of levees in central Arkansas. His livelihood relies on water quality. So when it comes time to let the cows drink, he can’t afford to muddy the waters.

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How Australian beef cattle are being used to create heart valves and save lives

How Australian beef cattle are being used to create heart valves and save lives

Kathleen Calderwood


Cattle from Queensland and northern New South Wales are proving to be a key ingredient in a medical technology that is saving the lives of heart patients who might otherwise have died a slow death. It is all thanks to a delicate tissue from the sac that sits around cows’ hearts, which would otherwise be discarded to render.

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Respond to Survey, Be Entered To Win $100!

Respond to Survey, Be Entered To Win $100!

A Steak in Genomics

We are conducting a survey looking at the attitudes and beliefs regarding genetics and technology in the beef industry. Five survey participants will be randomly selected to receive a $100 Visa gift card.

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Composting offers commonsense option of disposing of dead stock.

Composting offers commonsense option of disposing of dead stock.

Troy Smith

Angus Journal

Usually, farm and ranch kids learn early about the circle of life. When you’re raised around livestock, there can be many opportunities to witness births of animals and deaths. Kids learn that despite good husbandry practices, some newborn calves don’t survive, and cattle of all ages can and do die from the effects of disease and injury.

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Damian Mason: Defining Sustainable Agriculture

Damian Mason: Defining Sustainable Agriculture

Marketers have always used trendy buzz words. As a kid, every product from furniture glue to Tang featured “space age technology.”  Then came the “new and improved” revolution – everything was touted as better now than it had been. Today, we’re fully into the “sustainable” era. From carpet made of recycled milk jugs, to restaurants growing their own herbs, it’s trendy to be sustainable.

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DNA Profiling: The Basics

DNA Profiling: The Basics

Matt Barten

Brangus Journal

Bovine embryo transfer is a broad term used to define the production and transfer or freezing of bovine embryos. This process gained traction in the late 1970s to early 1980s as a commercially viable option for beef and dairy producers to take advantage of their best genetics.

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A Feedyard Education Session

A Feedyard Education Session

Rebecca Mettler

Gelbvieh World

The feedyard industry is a large and intricate business with its own set of unique characteristics that are different than the cow-calf and seedstock sectors. Yet, it’s responsible for everyone in the industry to have at least a basic knowledge of each industry sector. After all, the seedstock suppliers’ genetics are purchased by the cow-calf producer, who then supplies the feeder calves to the feedyard.

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