Daily Archives: March 1, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM: Advice Column

Baxter Black, DVM:  Advice Column

Dear Baxter,

As a fellow veterinarian, I am hoping you can help me. My wife Nancy has two cow dogs that will readily obey commands to sit and stay until they get near a cow.

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Using Weather Forecasts for Newborn Calf Health

Using Weather Forecasts for Newborn Calf Health

Laura Edwards

iGrow

Calving season has begun, in a winter season that has had some extreme temperature swings. January 2018 had air temperatures as low as -30° F and as high as +50° F. In February and March, drastic temperature changes can continue to be a concern when caring for newborn livestock.

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Workshop offered March 13 about raising livestock on small acreages

Workshop offered March 13 about raising livestock on small acreages

David Burton

University of Missouri

University of Missouri Extension is offering “Raising Livestock on Small Acreages” starting at 5:30 p.m., March 13 at the Williams Ag Center, Crowder College, Neosho. “The program will provide attendees with tools to help them enjoy and make a little money on a livestock enterprise,” said Jennifer Lutes, agriculture business specialist, with MU Extension in McDonald County.

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Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle

Nitrate Poisoning in Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin

Consuming forage with high nitrate levels can be dangerous for ruminants, says Russ Daly, Extension veterinarian and associate professor at South Dakota State University. Signs of acute nitrate poisoning include labored breathing, muscle tremors or twitching, staggering gait/incoordination, weakness, etc.

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From Trash to Nutritional Treasure; Part 1

From Trash to Nutritional Treasure; Part 1

Tiffany Selchow

Arizona Beef Blog

Cattle are fascinating animals. Not only do they provide beef, milk, and by-products, but they also are fantastic recyclers and convert feed that is most-times not suitable for human consumption. The bovine digestive system is not like the human monogastric (single-chambered) stomach. Cattle are ruminants, meaning their stomach has four unique compartments.

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An Angus bull recently sold for a record $800,000. Is he really worth that much?

An Angus bull recently sold for a record $800,000. Is he really worth that much?

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

An Angus bull recently sold for a record-setting $800,000, topping the record set just last year of $750,000. Many might think spending that much on a single bull to be a fool’s errand.

But is it? Maybe not.

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Vaccinations becoming key in earning more money for calves

Vaccinations becoming key in earning more money for calves

Gayle Smith

The Cattle Business Weekly

Ranchers could earn an additional $2.25 a hundredweight just by giving their calves preconditioning shots. “It is becoming so important, it is the first question I am asked when I pick up the phone to sell cattle,” according to Brad Jones, who is the branch manager of the Producers Livestock Marketing Association in Greeley, Colo. “They want to know what shots they have had, not where they are at or how many they have,” he says.

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