Daily Archives: June 20, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM: Handyman Jacks

Baxter Black, DVM:    Handyman Jacks

People develop a morbid relationship with the most unlikely things. “Git rid of that horse, Newt! It’s bound to kill ya someday!” But Newt keeps saddlin’ up the widow maker.          

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Can Storage of Vaccine Affect its Efficacy?

Can Storage of Vaccine Affect its Efficacy?

Gant Mourer

Bovine Veterinarian

A vaccine can cost over $3.00 a head, and if not stored properly that vaccine can be rendered in effective. Producers cannot afford to overlook the importance of how they store vaccine and handle it prior to injection.

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BIF 2017: Factors affecting feedlot profitability

BIF 2017: Factors affecting feedlot profitability

Gary Fike

A Steak in Genomics™

It all comes down to profit. From an analysis of 25 states, the most profitable group make $216 per head, the least profitable group lost $120 per head. Out of 6 groups, the 4th and 5th groups basically broke even.

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Oats, an Annual Forage to Consider

Oats, an Annual Forage to Consider

Stan Smith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

With the wheat crop coming off early this year across Ohio, those who may need additional forage will soon have an excellent opportunity for acres to be available where annual forages can be planted and grazed or harvested yet this year. For those wanting acres available for multiple grazings or cuttings later this summer, a summer annual such as sorghum sudangrass may be the logical choice.

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Why AI? – Cattle Business Weekly

Why AI? – Cattle Business Weekly

Shelby Mettlen and Troy Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

The beef industry’s greatest challenge and greatest opportunity are actually one and the same, said the University of Missouri’s Dave Patterson at the National Association of Animal Breeders (NAAB) Symposium. Patterson, creator of Missouri’s Show-Me-Select™ replacement heifer program, said the industry’s greatest challenge is producer reluctance to adopt new technology. Its greatest opportunity? On-the-shelf technology not being used — that works.

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Plan ahead to protect cattle on hot summer days

Plan ahead to protect cattle on hot summer days

Dr. Eric Knock

Tri-State Neighbor

It’s actually feeling like summer now, and that means we could be in for some hot weather. When it comes to cattle, it is best to be prepared to try to reduce heat stress before it happens.

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Top 4 Ways To Achieve Cattle Clipping Perfection

Top 4 Ways To Achieve Cattle Clipping Perfection

Kirk Stierwalt

American Cattlemen

Whether you’re showing for the first time or have been grooming cattle for years, you need reliable tools that get the job done right. How can you easily keep your clippers, trimmers and grooming tools working great all year round?

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SD governor declares statewide emergency as drought conditions worsen

SD governor declares statewide emergency as drought conditions worsen

The Fence Post

On June 16, 2017, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared a statewide emergency because of the ongoing drought conditions in the state. As part of the State of Emergency, the state will ease haying and transportation restrictions to assist agriculture producers.

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Cattle Ranchers Sue To Revive Country-Of-Origin Labeling On Meat

Cattle Ranchers Sue To Revive Country-Of-Origin Labeling On Meat

CBS Sacramento

Ranchers on Monday sued the U.S. Department of Agriculture, seeking a return of labels that clearly identify meat produced in other countries and imported to the United States. The lawsuit, filed in federal court in Spokane, seeks to overturn a March 2016 decision by the Department of Agriculture to revoke regulations requiring imported meat products to be labeled with their country of origin.

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Chinese Suppliers Race to Order U.S. Beef

Chinese Suppliers Race to Order U.S. Beef

Dominique Patton


Chinese meat importers are racing to get their hands on the first shipments of beef from the U.S. in 14 years, as strong demand for premium steaks continues to grow in the $2.6 billion beef import market.

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