Daily Archives: September 19, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons a farmer wouldn’t survive city life

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 reasons a farmer wouldn’t survive city life

FarmTalk

  1. People stare at your Stetson and ignore the kid with the safety pin through his eyebrow.
  2. You stare at people with hair the color of your tractor.

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Kick the Hay Habit

Kick the Hay Habit

Jim Gerrish

On Pasture

Hay feeding still ranks as one of the top costs of being in the cow-calf business in the U.S. The good news is we do see more and more livestock producers ‘Kicking the Hay Habit’ with each passing year. There is much more to kicking the habit than just deciding one day that you’re not going to feed any more hay. It usually takes several management changes to get there.

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Labor and Delivery; Three Stages Of Calving

Labor and Delivery; Three Stages Of Calving

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

I recommend checking cows that are in labor at least three times a day—heifers even more often. We have our heifers by a road we drive by several times a day. All calving pastures should have easy access to a working facility. Make mental (even better, physical) notes of cows that are getting close to calving.

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USDA, FDA team up to hear comments about what can be called “meat”

USDA, FDA team up to hear comments about what can be called “meat”

Dan Flynn

Food Safety News

The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service and the Food and Drug Administration are teaming up in October for a joint public meeting on the use of cell culture techniques to develop products derived from livestock and poultry.

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Kentucky Company, Veterinarian Charged for Illegally Shipping Cattle

Kentucky Company, Veterinarian Charged for Illegally Shipping Cattle

Wyatt Bechtel

Drovers

A veterinarian and the company he was working for have been charged for allegedly moving more than 60,000 cattle across state lines without proper veterinary inspection.

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Cattle farmers’ first priority has always been animal care

Cattle farmers’ first priority has always been animal care

Jill Johnson

AgriNews

Today’s consumers are more interested in how their food is raised than ever before. That interest presents a challenge and an opportunity for the beef community, especially in terms of animal welfare. The average American is at least three generations removed from the farm, and the agriculture community includes less than 2 percent of the U.S. population.

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Bearkats Bring Home the Beef

Bearkats Bring Home the Beef

Kacie Ging

The  Houstonian

The Sam Houston State University Beef Cattle Show Team left their mark at the West Texas Fair last Monday. The team won the Herdsman Award, as well as second, third and fifth place awards for each of their show calves. The SHSU Beef Cattle Show Team is an organization that raises and exhibits Angus cattle that are provided by Gibbs Ranch. The team exhibited three of its Angus cattle under the judge Ryan Cummins Monday morning at 9 a.m. in Abilene.

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