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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