Daily Archives: May 17, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things a farmer learns from his kids

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 things a farmer learns from his kids

FarmTalk

  1. A 3-year-old will repeat “Dad’s words” during those moments when all goes quiet in a public place.
  2. A new .22 — you’re going to find some holes in stuff you prefer unholey.

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Cattle Flies and control

Cattle Flies and control

Jason Garrett

Overton County News

As warmer temperatures start to emerge, beef producers can almost guarantee they will start to see increased numbers of flies on their cattle. These pest are associated with lower animal grains, losses of blood, infection and disease, decreased milk production and lost grazing time all from being harassed and bothered constantly which results in lost revenue for beef producers.

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Publication Provides Comprehensive Overview of Pasture Management

Publication Provides Comprehensive Overview of Pasture Management

Dan Loy, James Russell

Iowa Beef Center

A new version of an iconic Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication has been released, providing updated information to livestock producers who are looking to increase production and returns by improving management of their grassland areas.

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CattleFax to Receive Don L. Good Impact Award

CattleFax to Receive Don L. Good Impact Award

Kansas State University

CattleFax, an organization created by cattle producers, has been selected to receive the 2018 Don L. Good Impact Award. The award, presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council Inc. (LMIC), is named in honor of Good, who is a former head of the Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI), and recognizes positive impact on the livestock and meat industry or agriculture.

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These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

These cows are modeling the tracking technology of the future

Rachel Metz

MIT Technology Review

Embedded RFID sensors and other trackers have long been used in livestock, though generally just for identifying each animal. There are already some behavior-tracking wearables out there, such as collars, that use sensors to pinpoint events like cud-chewing and illness.

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There’s a story to tell about antimicrobial use — and it’s a good one

There’s a story to tell about antimicrobial use — and it’s a good one

Roy Lewis

Manitoba Cooperator

There have been volumes written about antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in recent years — this article will highlight some of the key points on how well the cattle industry is doing so far and what changes veterinarians may make in their recommendations going forward.

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Odde Presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence

Odde Presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence

Kansas State University

Ken Odde, former Kansas State University Department of Animal Sciences and Industry (ASI) department head and current professor, was presented the Jay B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence Award by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City on May 15.

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