Daily Archives: June 20, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 comments that make you wonder about the new vet

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 comments that make you wonder about the new vet

FarmTalk

  1. Dibs on the horns if this doesn’t work.
  2. Lucky for you, autopsies are half-off this week.

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Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery

Rest is Not a 4-Letter Word – Timing for Pasture Recovery

Dave Pratt

On Pasture

The biggest mistake people make in grazing management is providing too short a recovery period for plants after grazing. Of course too much rest isn’t good either. In drier environments excluding animals from a pasture long after it has recovered will lead to reduced productivity, dead grass and bare soil. In wetter environments it can lead to brush encroachment.

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Keep Good Colostrum Replacers and Electrolytes at the Ready

Keep Good Colostrum Replacers and Electrolytes at the Ready

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Once a beef calf hits the ground, the clock is ticking. What happens, or doesn’t happen, as each hour passes will determine, to a large extent, whether that calf thrives. It all starts with colostrum.

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Using an autogenous vaccine for pinkeye

Using an autogenous vaccine for pinkeye

Kalyn Waters

Progressive Cattleman

They don’t need that eye to eat,” is a common misconception when it comes to the impacts of pinkeye in the cattle industry. Research shows calves that are diagnosed with pinkeye will weigh between 20 to 40 pounds less at weaning than healthy calves, and a blind calf will weigh about 60 pounds less at weaning.

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FDA, USDA differ on who will regulate ‘fake meat’

FDA, USDA differ on who will regulate ‘fake meat’

Jacqui Fatka

Feedstuffs

The Food & Drug Administration announced  that it will hold a public meeting on foods produced using animal cell culture technology and also stated that FDA plans to be the agency to oversee regulating the practice going forward.

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Management Perspectives: No hype: EPDs work

Management Perspectives: No hype: EPDs work

Dr. Bob Hough

Western Livestock Journal

Due to objective genetic predictions such as EPDs (expected progeny differences) and indexes, the cattle industry has made tremendous progress in production and efficiency. However, as the models that produce the predictions become more sophisticated and producers understand less of the mathematics behind them, some people are turning off from the technology.

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New hay balancing tool available for ranchers

New hay balancing tool available for ranchers

Carrie Veselka

Progressive Cattleman

The UF Hay Balancer was introduced by creator Nicolas DiLorenzo, beef specialist with the University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, in a presentation at the University of Florida Northwest Florida Beef Conference in February.

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