Daily Archives: October 16, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  Hung Up In The Fence

Baxter Black, DVM:  Hung Up In The Fence

She was a pretty cow. A big polled Hereford but she was only half bagged up. So they sorted her off. These were pretty rangy cows and when they got separated from the big bunch they got nervous. Rex and Clair dropped her over into the “questionable” pen to run her though the chute. Rex wanted to check her bag.

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Is Your Business Strategy Working?

Is Your Business Strategy Working?

Tom Brink

Red Angus Association of America

From time to time we all need to evaluate our business strategies and the actions that spring from them. Are those strategies working or falling short? In simple terms, a strategy is how we approach and execute the day-to-day actions of our business from a bigger picture point of view. Strategies should always be directed toward specific areas of the business in which we’d like to improve and become more successful.

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Refining Receiving Protocols

Refining Receiving Protocols

John Maday


While predicting disease risk in a group of cattle is relatively reliable for experienced cattle feeders, predicting risk in individual animals presents a much greater challenge. Veterinarians and industry partners continue to develop ways to predict risk or detect early signs of disease in individual cattle for more targeted treatments.

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Caring for Livestock After Hurricane Michael

Caring for Livestock After Hurricane Michael


Justin Miller
Hurricane Michael brought winds speeds of up to 155 mph and major rainfall, causing flooding in many areas of the south. Now that recovery efforts are underway, producers must also care for their livestock. Severe weather can cause stress and problems for livestock.
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Genetic Technology Will Shape the Future

Genetic Technology Will Shape the Future

Dr. Bob Hough

Western Livestock Journal

It could be argued that in the second half of the 20th century, the beef industry made more progress in production efficiency than it had in its entire history up until that time. This was due to the rapid adoption of technology, which included artificial insemination, performance testing, utilization of expected progeny differences (EPDs), embryo transfer, ultrasound, genomics, and more recently with single-step calculation of genetic predictions.

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Registration Now Open for 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Registration Now Open for 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Southeast AGNET

Registration and housing for the 2019 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade show is now open. The annual convention will be held in New Orleans, La., Jan. 30 – Feb. 1, 2019. Advanced registration is now open, and its recommended attendees register early, as convenient housing will fill quickly. Annual meetings of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, American National CattleWomen, CattleFax and National Cattlemen’s Foundation will be held at this event.

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The Trouble with China – Washington’s Game of Hard Ball with Beijing

The Trouble with China – Washington’s Game of Hard Ball with Beijing

Oklahoma Farm Report

It has been obvious that China, down through the years, has been a very tough customer to deal with when it come to agricultural exports. In the case of beef, we have only just returned to the Chinese market after being shut out since the Cow That Stole Christmas in 2003 about one year ago.

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Despite a Hay Making Season to Forget, Options Remain!

Despite a Hay Making Season to Forget, Options Remain!

Stan Smith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

I know I’ve shared this story before, but considering the weather most of Ohio experienced, it’s appropriate to tell it again. Dad was a mechanic for a local farm implement dealer. Once while out on a service call in mid-summer he asked the farmer if he’d gotten his first cutting hay made. The response – in a deep German accent – was, “Yes, it got made . . . but it rained so much I never got it baled.”

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Studies demonstrate how cattle grazing reduces wildfire risk

Studies demonstrate how cattle grazing reduces wildfire risk

Amanda Radke

Beef Magazine

Contrary to what some environmentalist groups would like folks to think, letting land sit idle is a recipe for disaster. Underutilized grasslands just need a lightning strike to become blazing, fast-burning fires, quickly consuming acres and acres of ground.

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