Daily Archives: October 2, 2017

Prep for Parasites Before the Feedlot

Prep for Parasites Before the Feedlot

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

Research shows advantage of deworming calves ahead of feedlot entrance. Cattle on pasture pick up parasites. Worm level in any group of cattle depends on how heavily contaminated the pasture is and whether the cattle have natural resistance to nematode infections. Calves have not yet developed much resistance and tend to have heavy parasite loads if pastures are contaminated.

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Tom Burke Joins the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery

Tom Burke Joins the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery

Drovers

Lifelong Angus sale manager, author, speaker, Angus enthusiast, youth supporter and former American Angus Association board member Tom Burke of Platte City, Missouri, has been selected as the 2017 inductee into the Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery, largely considered the highest honor in the livestock industry.  It is the highest honor that can come to anyone in American Agriculture.

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Minimize Calf Stress During Transition to Feedlot

Minimize Calf Stress During Transition to Feedlot

Philip Gruber

Lancaster Farming

In addition to being pulled away from its mother, the calf may have to go through vaccination, implantation, castration and a long truck trip to a new farm. “There’s a tremendous amount of stress during this age,” said Tara Felix, a Penn State professor and Extension beef specialist.

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Hiring & Firing on the Farm: What You Need to Know

Hiring & Firing on the Farm: What You Need to Know

Progressive Forage

Tiffany Dowell Lashmet

The laws surrounding hiring and firing farm employees are complex, which leads to a great deal of misunderstanding among employers about what they can and should do when in these situations. What type of investigation should an employer conduct into a potential hire?

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How to decide when to sell cull cows

How to decide when to sell cull cows

Mark Landefeld

Farm and Dairy

At this time of year, many cow-calf operators are weaning/selling calves and determining which, if any, cows are going to be culled and sent to market.

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Harvey may not have dealt devastating blow to Texas ranchers

Harvey may not have dealt devastating blow to Texas ranchers

The Denver Post

As John Locke looked down from a helicopter at his roughly 200 cattle struggling with Harvey’s rising floodwaters, he saw about 20 becoming entangled in a barbed wire fence and feared the worst.

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No beef about the quality of southern Illinois cattle

No beef about the quality of southern Illinois cattle

Karen Binder

AgriNews

Just ask the coordinator for the Southern Illinois University Test Bull Sale and a southern Illinois beef breeder about the high quality of the region’s beef stock and they’ll give you a big bite of reality.

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