Daily Archives: June 28, 2017

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 country road traffic rules

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 country road traffic rules


10.  Whether the deer has the right-of-way depends on which truck you’re driving — and how big his rack is.

 9.  Most road signs translate to, “Keep your speed up.”

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If Cattle is Your Business, Then You Know – Business is Good! Economist Derrell Peel Explains Why

If Cattle is Your Business, Then You Know – Business is Good! Economist Derrell Peel Explains Why

Oklahoma Farm Report

This year, the US beef business started off strong with good demand, and thus far has managed to sustain that momentum, beyond expectations, even surviving the traditional seasonal peaks.

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Cow culling: Pay attention to lumps

Cow culling: Pay attention to lumps

Heather Smith Thomas

Tristate Livestock News

This is an infection in the tongue (probably from injury allowing bacteria to enter) caused by the same bacteria that cause soft-tissue abscesses. Some animals with wooden tongue develop multiple abscesses around the head and jaw. “In some instances a case of wooden tongue might be mistaken for lumpy jaw, because of the abscesses and difficulty eating,” says Lias.

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Vet Report: Pink eye throws producers a curve

Vet Report: Pink eye throws producers a curve

Dr. Eric Knock

Tri-State Neighbor

Pinkeye is a common summer nuisance in cattle and can be more problematic in severe outbreaks. This disease has consumed much of many producer’s time treating, managing, and attempting to prevent more pinkeye problems

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A lurking bacteria in cattle finally surfaces

A lurking bacteria in cattle finally surfaces

The Fence Post

Something lurks just below the surface: bibersteinia trehalosi. A mouthful to say and a handful for cattle ranchers to deal with in their herds. A relative to mannheimia hemolitica and a strain of pasteurella, this bacteria is not new.

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Cattlemen get update on traceability

Cattlemen get update on traceability

Carol Ryan Dumas

Capital Press

There will be a lot of hoops to jump through in exporting beef to China, with traceability at the top of the list. Idaho State Veterinarian Bill Barton told Idaho Cattle Association members the program requires that all beef cattle 18 months and older possess official individual identification and be accompanied by a certificate of veterinary inspection when crossing state lines.

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Should I clip/mow my pasture?

Should I clip/mow my pasture?

Travis Meteer

University of Illinois

A frequent question for early summer time is "Should I clip my pasture?" In most cases, the farmer is seeking a yes or no answer…and hopefully validation of their current practice. Unfortunately, the answer is somewhat dependent on your previous pasture management and current grazing system.

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Decoding Expected Progeny Differences

Decoding Expected Progeny Differences

Caitlin Richards


Making buying decisions can be challenging and using expected progeny differences (EPDs) when buying herd sires may often seem to complicate the decision even more. EPDs have been around for a long time, but they are misunderstood and underutilized.

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Farmers’ outdoor work can increase skin cancer risk

Farmers’ outdoor work can increase skin cancer risk

On the Farm Radio

Many farmers have long-term exposure to the sun that can put them at risk for developing skin cancer. “As people age, they often see changes in their skin, age spots, that sort of thing,” said Dr. Amy Johnson, a certified family nurse at the Centra Medical Group at Bedford Memorial Hospital and chairman of the Bedford County Farm Bureau Young Farmers Committee.

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Buy or bale?

Buy or bale?

Lauren Peterson

Hay and Forage Grower

It’s no secret that baling hay has its shortcomings. It is a time-consuming process and the conditions have to be perfect to get a quality crop. However, if there are two things that don’t usually go together, it’s springtime and perfect conditions.

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