Daily Archives: October 17, 2017

Baxter Black, DVM: Wanted: Cowboy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Wanted: Cowboy

WANTED:  Cowboy.   No TV, No phone. If you don’t like dogs and can’t tough it in the mountains, don’t apply – Alamo, Nevada. I’d like to meet the ol’ boy that wrote  that ad. You can almost picture him in your mind. We’re all acquainted with somebody that fits his description.

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Is fall calving right for your herd?

Is fall calving right for your herd?

Frank Ireland

Farm Talk

Extremely dry and lots of calves — this statement does a good job of describing what is going on in animal sciences at the DixonSpringAgriculturalCenter. At DSAC, we haven’t received any rain for a long time. Pastures are rapidly drying up, and, in fact, we have started feeding several groups of cattle supplemental hay.

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Solutions for Winter Watering While Grazing

Solutions for Winter Watering While Grazing

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

What do you do about water in the winter, especially if your cattle are grazing the whole season? These Alberta ranchers have a variety of solutions. Some use frost-free nose pumps, others pump water, and some let the cattle use the snow around them.

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Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals

Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals


The Prairie Star

Using the farming practices available today, we would have to raise more than 2 billion more cattle and water buffalo and use 43 percent more grazing forage and water by 2050. That’s according to Bruce Hoffman, director of global cattle vaccine for Elanco Animal Health, who says he believes there is another way: “innovation.”

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Cow-Calf Cost Breakdown – Cow Depreciation

Cow-Calf Cost Breakdown – Cow Depreciation

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

Cow depreciation is frequently the second or third largest expense to the cow-calf enterprise after feed. Depreciation is a non-cash expense that is often overlooked by cow-calf producers.

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Chute Side Vaccine Cooler is a Useful Tool

Chute Side Vaccine Cooler is a Useful Tool

Donald Stotts

Cattle Today

A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.

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The Importance of Marketing

The Importance of Marketing

Kyle & Crystal Devoll


Marketing. This is certainly a broad topic and one that needs to be studied and thought about in order to be successful in the cattle business and in most endeavors. For the purpose of this article, I will focus on marketing through advertising and the use of new technologies.

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5 things to know about Wagyu beef

5 things to know about Wagyu beef

Farm and Dairy

Wagyu is considered a delicacy in Japan, famous for its Kobe beef. Only a limited number of Wagyu cattle were introduced to the U.S. in the early ’70s before exports were banned in the late ’90s. The American Wagyu Association estimates there are 30,000 Wagyu-influenced cattle being raised domestically, with less than 5,000 being full blood. Here are five things you may not know about the Wagyu breed.

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Value-added calves? Extra work is worth it

Value-added calves? Extra work is worth it

Miriam Martin

Beef Magazine

Fall is in full glory and for many, that means weaning time for spring-born calves. But then what? Will you throw your calves into the height of the fall run, hoping for the best price you can get?

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Cattle farm designed to produce human antibodies

Cattle farm designed to produce human antibodies

Julie Harker

Brownfield Network

Ground has been broken for a different type of cattle farm with the goal of improving human health. S-A-B Biotherapeutics has chosen an 80-acre greenfield site in southeastern South Dakota where it will raise cloned dairy cattle, not for milk or meat, but for human antibodies to fight disease.

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