Daily Archives: July 10, 2018

Everything you need to know about leptospirosis in beef cattle

Everything you need to know about leptospirosis in beef cattle

Farmers Weekly

Leptospirosis is endemic in many beef herds and has important public health implications. There is evidence of the disease in 63% of beef herds, but it is difficult to know if this is increasing, as diagnostic tests can not distinguish between vaccinated herds and infected herds.

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Baxter Black, DVM:  A Close Call

Baxter Black, DVM:  A Close Call

Talk about takin’ a beating.

I stood on the porch at Dale’s horse farm and soaked up the view.

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Some Breeds of Cattle May be Better for Us

Some Breeds of Cattle May be Better for Us

DTN

Would consumers pay more for beef that has higher nutritional levels? One University of Florida (UF) researcher believes they might. She’s already finding some breeds of cattle yield healthier meat than others.

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Warnings Signs of Heat Stress in Cattle

Warnings Signs of Heat Stress in Cattle

Sara Brown

Drovers

High summer temperatures, combined with high humidity levels, can cause significant heat stress to cattle. Heat stress increases as night temperatures remain high. Three days of these conditions can result in elevated stress for cattle. Here’s a quick guide to several resources that can help guide producers through the summer months.

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This generation of women not just ‘farm wives’ anymore

This generation of women not just ‘farm wives’ anymore

Colleen Kottke

Wisconsin State Farmer

For many generations, the heads of farm operations across America were likely to be men clad in overalls wearing a cap emblazoned with the logo of a local seed dealership or cooperative.

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Can A Cattle Farmer Become The Next Governor of Tennessee?

Can A Cattle Farmer Become The Next Governor of Tennessee?

Fox News

Todd Starnes recently spoke with Bill Lee, a cattle farmer and businessman who is running to become the next governor of Tennessee, about the negative ads Lee’s opponent, Rep. Diane Black (R-TN), has been running against HIM criticizing his decision to donate money to Democratic candidates.

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Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference coming up on Aug. 9

Annual Tri-State Beef Cattle conference coming up on Aug. 9

Phil Blevins

Bristol Herald Courier

“This year’s conference will be one that should add dollars to your bottom line whether you run a stocker or a cow-calf operation,” said Dr. Andrew Griffith, University of Tennessee Extension Assistant Professor and Extension Livestock Economist.

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