Daily Archives: May 29, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM: Feedlot Cowboy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Feedlot Cowboy

Let’s put in good word for the feedlot cowboy. That group of fellers that meet every mornin’ early at the horse barn, saddle up, get their instructions and ride off down the alley. These boys and ladies come from everywhere.

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Celebrating 50 Years of Showing: 2018 National Junior Angus Show

Celebrating 50 Years of Showing: 2018 National Junior Angus Show

Laura Bardot

Angus Media

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). This year’s event will be held July 7-13, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. NJAS has been dubbed the most competitive junior show in the nation. National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members will compete for the title of grand champion while creating memories with their families that will last a lifetime.

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Is BRD a battle we’ll never win?

Is BRD a battle we’ll never win?

Burt Rutherford

Beef Magazine

BRD, or bovine respiratory disease, has been a plague for feedyards probably for about as long as there have been feedyards. You’ll often see it referred to as BRDC, or bovine respiratory disease complex, because it’s not just one disease. It’s a myriad of things, all of which can cause big problems for cattle health and welfare.

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Cattle Resist CWD in Long-Term Trial

Cattle Resist CWD in Long-Term Trial

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Because of its similarity to Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), concerns have lingered that chronic wasting disease (CWD) in deer and other cervids could eventually could spread to cattle.

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The unorthodox discipline of building a cow herd

The unorthodox discipline of building a cow herd

R. P. ‘Doc’ Cooke

Beef Producer

I spend a good amount of time reading and studying what other people write in the farm press and I’d say most of it is well put, but often incorrect or at least misses my present day targets. Y’all probably know that I shoot for the center of the bullseye of the natural model and annual profitability on a per acre basis.

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How land transitions can lead to unintended consequences

How land transitions can lead to unintended consequences

Western Livestock Journal

Grandpa and Grandma farmed. They retired. They had two irrigated quarters. They had two sons with their own farming operations. So, their transition plan was to give a quarter to each of the sons at their passing. Grandpa passed away, followed by the grandmother about a year or so later.

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Does Creep Feeding Calves in Pasture Pay?

Does Creep Feeding Calves in Pasture Pay?

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

In severe drought conditions, creep feeding can be used to offset declining forage quality and quantity. However, creep feeding will not replace or decrease the calf’s milk intake. Thus, creep feeding calves in drought conditions does not result in lowered nutrient requirements for the dam and may exacerbate the loss of forage due to drought on the cowherd.

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X-ray beef grading

X-ray beef grading

Debbie Furber

Canadian Cattleman

Five years, 334 beef carcasses, 212 pork carcasses and 155 lamb car­cas­ses later, the meat science team at Agriculture and Agri-Food Can­ada’s Lacombe Research and Development Centre has proof that dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) technology is capable of accurately estimating carcass composition.

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New document addresses cultured, plant-based protein misperceptions

New document addresses cultured, plant-based protein misperceptions


Advances in the development of cultured meat products and plant-based “meat alternatives” are hot topics in the media, though often conveying inaccuracies about the environmental impact, nutrition and safety of traditional meat products.

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Duo Finds Success Raising Limousin Cattle

Duo Finds Success Raising Limousin Cattle

Carol Ann Gregg

Lancaster Farming

North of the steel mills of Pittsburgh and Aliquippa, Maple Lane Farm has the ideal terrain for grazing cattle. The rolling hills fenced off into paddocks provide grass for the 100 Limousin cattle. Interstate 376 divides the farm into two tracts. Owner Ed Nicol said he doesn’t know how he would be able to keep up if it wasn’t for his utility vehicle.

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