Daily Archives: July 20, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM: Photosensitization

Baxter Black, DVM: Photosensitization

Like a good boy I subscribed my mother to one of the papers that carries my column. Later I asked her how she liked it. She said, “It’s fine, son. I like most of ‘em but those where you ramble on about cow diseases and stuff like that I really don’t find near as interesting.”

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Don’t let summer herd health take a vacation

Don’t let summer herd health take a vacation

Samantha Athey


Summer is a busy time for everyone — with county fairs, hay season, growing crops and all the other demands of life — but cattlemen and cattlewomen must remember their livestock rely on them to maintain herd health through this busy season.

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Fescue Toxicosis-Knowing the Signs

Fescue Toxicosis-Knowing the Signs

Christine Gelley

Ohio BEEF Cattle Letter

Tall fescue “Kentucky-31” (KY-31) is one of the most predominant forages in the nation. Its popularity began in the 1930s when a wild strain of fescue was discovered on a Kentucky farm and it became recognized for wide adaptability.

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Seven steps to ranch profitability

Seven steps to ranch profitability

R. P. "Doc" Cooke

Beef Producer

Many of the ranch profitability factors are akin to each other. For example as you manage for increasing soil biology you will be led to managing for high seral (C4) plants and high-density grazing. If our attitude isn’t positive then we will see progress at a snail’s pace or less.

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Cattle Feeding Quality Forums set for late August

Cattle Feeding Quality Forums set for late August

The Fence Post

The cattle feeding industry keeps moving forward, so it’s a good thing feeders have ready access to educational opportunities. Web searches and online resources are fine, but the hundreds of managers and partners who attend the Feeding Quality Forum each year have an advantage. They say nothing else beats the Great Plains’ premier seminar, where industry experts share their insights and answer questions.

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White House confirms McKinney, Clovis headed for key USDA posts

White House confirms McKinney, Clovis headed for key USDA posts

Daniel Enoch

Agri Pulse

The White House tonight said President Trump plans to nominate Indiana Agriculture Director Ted McKinney to become USDA’s first undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs, and Sam Clovis to be undersecretary for research, education and economics, confirming Agri-Pulse reports in mid-May.

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It’s time to stockpile forages – should you?

It’s time to stockpile forages – should you?

Chris Penrose

Progressive Forage

For those who raise livestock, making hay is a way of life. However, after going through another frustrating hay season dealing with weather and equipment, there has to be a better way … and there is.

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Controlling liver flukes in beef cattle

Controlling liver flukes in beef cattle

Peter Vitti


A couple of years ago, a beef producer from southeast corner of Manitoba showed me a test tube filled with water. It contained a worm that was about three inches long, one inch wide and flat enough to almost see through. He told me that it was a deer liver fluke that the vet had taken it from a dead cow from his 100-cow operation that graze pastures along a strip of swampland.

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Three Expectations for the Mid-Year Cattle Inventory Report

Three Expectations for the Mid-Year Cattle Inventory Report

Sara Brown


Cattle markets are in relatively good standing, even after large 2016 herd growth that showed up as a large January inventory, weather concerns of snow, drought and wildfire, and a volatile trade issues. As USDA prepares the mid-year inventory report, Drovers asked Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University economist, what he expects to see

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How antibiotic overuse in human medicine impacts beef producers

How antibiotic overuse in human medicine impacts beef producers

Wes Ishmael

Beef Magazine

“If we don’t address the problem of antibiotic resistance, we may lose quick and reliable treatment of infections that have been a manageable problem in the United States since the 1940s. Drug choices for the treatment of common infections will become increasingly limited, and in some cases, nonexistent.”

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