Daily Archives: October 15, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  Alternative Dining and New Age Spa

Baxter Black, DVM:  Alternative Dining and New Age Spa

Come to Alternative Dining and New Age Spa

We serve the only fern kabob in town

If your spirit is depressed and your body needs a rest

We guarantee to turn your life around.

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When parentage testing pays for your commercial operation

When parentage testing pays for your commercial operation

Sandy Johnson

Beef Magazine

While the onset of DNA testing may appear to primarily be a beneficial tool for seedstock producers, there are advantages for commercial cow-calf ranchers as well. However, despite economic difference between offspring of sires, determining parentage of all offspring it is not currently cost effective for most commercial producers.

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Bayer may sell its animal health business

Bayer may sell its animal health business

Aaron Kirchfeld, Eyk Henning, Ruth David and Manuel Baigorri


Bayer AG is considering a sale of its animal-health business as it scrutinizes its portfolio in the aftermath of the $63 billion Monsanto Co. acquisition, people familiar with the company’s plans said.

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Adding supplements to mature, dry forages

Adding supplements to mature, dry forages

Heather Smith Thomas

Progressive Cattleman

In fall and winter, most native forages and tame pastures are low in protein (unless fall rains stimulated new growth). Yet many stockmen extend grazing as long as possible because winter feeding is usually the most expensive part of raising cattle. Adding a protein supplement to mature, dry pastures is generally cheaper than feeding hay.

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Do You Have 100 Days of Grazing Still Ahead?

Do You Have 100 Days of Grazing Still Ahead?

Mark Landefeld
As we move into the fall season here in September, how much longer will your livestock be able to graze forage from your hay and pasture fields? Have you prepared stockpiled forages? Are you able to utilize your livestock to take that last growth of forage off your hay fields rather than using equipment?  Not using equipment to make a last cutting of hay, not having the livestock in pasture fields right now and not feeding hay for a while yet seems to be a winning combination all the way around.

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Tips offered on caring for animals after the storm hits.

Tips offered on caring for animals after the storm hits.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

While parts of the country are dealing with no water, others are dealing with too much and severe wind damage. Hurricanes cause incredible amounts of damage. Being prepared is the best prescription for dealing with hurricanes. However, since hurricane season is in full swing, it is important to know how to care for animals after the storm.

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Barn Painting Promotes Certified Angus

Barn Painting Promotes Certified Angus

Carol Ann Gregg

Lancaster Farming

A western Pennsylvania farm is celebrating the 40th birthday of a beef marketing program with a big statement. They recently got the Certified Angus Beef logo painted on the side of their barn. McKean Bros. Angus is one of only two farms in the state and 40 nationwide to get that treatment as part of an anniversary celebration sponsored by the beef brand.

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Angus Association looks to drive more profit

Angus Association looks to drive more profit

Dr. Bob Hough Western

Livestock Journal
With the release of Angus Link, the American Angus Association looks to drive more value for Angus-sired calves with superior genetics. Kicked off on Aug. 28, the program will provide buyers and sellers with three easy-to-understand values on the genetic potential of feeder cattle, which includes overall Beef Score, Feedlot Performance Score, and Grid Score.

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Foot Rot: Prevention and Treatment

Foot Rot: Prevention and Treatment

Lew Strickland


I received a call concerning a problem that all beef cattle producers battle: Foot Rot. This condition is not limited to Tennessee producers. Anywhere there is moist wet abrasive environmental conditions; there is a problem with foot rot. The incidence of foot rot varies according to the weather, season of the year, grazing periods.

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Want a healthier heart? Eat a steak

Want a healthier heart? Eat a steak

Bret Scher

Houston Chronicle

I’m a cardiologist — and I encourage patients to eat red meat. This advice defies conventional wisdom. For decades, nutritionists and physicians have urged people to limit consumption of red meat and other fatty foods, which were thought to cause heart disease.

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