Daily Archives: April 9, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  A LOVE STORY

Baxter Black, DVM:  A LOVE STORY

This is a love story. In a small ranching community in the west there lived a man, his wife and four children. They were no different than their neighbors, they ran cows, built fence and did their part to keep their little town alive.

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Mud control is grazing management

Mud control is grazing management

Rory Lewandowski

Farm and Dairy

An unseasonably warm February led to mud management issues for many pasture-based livestock operations. Spring typically leads to our April showers and the “traditional” time of managing around mud. We just arrived in mud season a little earlier.

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Cattlemen Eye Farm Bill, Trade and Dairy Situation

Cattlemen Eye Farm Bill, Trade and Dairy Situation

Charlene M. Shupp Espenshade

Lancaster Farmer

For those who may not know, “the back end of a cow is not a Superfund site” and “hauling cattle is not the same as toilet paper.” Those were the colorful analogies used by U.S. Rep. Glenn “GT” Thompson and beef lobbyist Colin Woodall to describe the two big wins for cattlemen in the omnibus spending bill that went into effect two weeks ago.

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Connealy to be honored with UNL animal science award

Connealy to be honored with UNL animal science award

The Cattle Business Weekly

Jerry Connealy, BS 1981, of Whitman, will be honored with the undergraduate of distinction award. Over the past 30-plus years, Connealy has developed the leading Angus seedstock herd in Nebraska. Through his visionary leadership and tremendously focused hard work, Connealy Angus has grown from 250 cows to 2500 registered cows, selling over 750 bulls per year. Connealy bulls frequently populate the pages of bull stud catalogs across the country.

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U.S. lawmakers skeptical of promises to shield farmers from trade dispute

U.S. lawmakers skeptical of promises to shield farmers from trade dispute

Tom Polansek


U.S. lawmakers and the farm industry were skeptical of the Trump administration’s promise to shield farmers from the rapidly escalating trade dispute between the United States and China, concerned about the lack of details in protecting the U.S. agricultural export sector now embroiled in the back-and-forth.

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Don’t play guessing games with cowherd minerals

Don’t play guessing games with cowherd minerals

Jill Seiler

Beef Magazine

There are cows in every herd that seem to coast through the production year without any trouble. Their body condition stays sufficient and they bring a calf to the branding party every year.

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10 recommendations for spring seeding of forages

10 recommendations for spring seeding of forages

Mark Sulc

Ohio Farmer

The first part of April provides one of the two preferred times to seed perennial cool-season forages. The other preferred timing for cool-season grasses and legumes is in late summer, primarily the month of August here in Ohio. The relative success of spring versus summer seeding of forages is greatly affected by the prevailing weather conditions, and so growers have successes and failures with each option.

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Disease Factors that Affect Cow Fertility

Disease Factors that Affect Cow Fertility

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Sexually transmitted reproductive diseases can reduce cow fertility. Eduardo Cobo, assistant professor for the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Calgary, says two of the main reproductive diseases that reduce pregnancy rates in cows are trichomoniasis (trich) and campylobacteriosis (formerly called vibriosis).

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Ranchers learn about the injection-site blemishes, value of beef carcass

Ranchers learn about the injection-site blemishes, value of beef carcass

Blair Fannin

Agrilife Today

A team of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialists demonstrated how much injectionsite blemishes can diminish the value of high-end cuts from the beef carcass at the recent Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association Convention in Fort Worth.

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Drought impacting regional ranchers

Drought impacting regional ranchers


Telluride Daily Planet

A drought is plaguing the West, and farmers and ranchers from Norwood to Nucla are saying the conditions are the worst they’ve seen in years. It’s tough as hell,” said Raymond “Mex” Snyder, who runs the Mex & Sons cattle operation in Norwood. “If we don’t get rain pretty quick, this is actually going to break a lot of people.”

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