Daily Archives: October 29, 2018

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Half Polled Rooty Toot

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Half Polled Rooty Toot

Yer not gonna keep’er, still, are ya Dad?

She must be twelve years old.

I RECKON SHE’S CLOSER TO FOURTEEN NOW,

AND NATURALLY HALF POLLED.

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Managing different health risks of incoming feeders

Managing different health risks of incoming feeders

Erin Laborie

Progressive Cattleman

Immune and nutritional status, as well as management of newly received cattle, influence their adaptability to the feedlot environment. Based on the information available relative to the history of a group of cattle, it is appropriate to classify the group within a certain health risk level and manage them accordingly.

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Judge Sisters Split Judging Responsibilities

Judge Sisters Split Judging Responsibilities

American Royal

The sisters started from humble beginnings showing cattle in San Luis Obispo, California. After both sisters judged collegiately at junior colleges, they each ended up at Oklahoma State University for senior college. Both sisters were part of national champion teams, Ashley in 2014 and Jessie in 2017. In addition, the Judge sisters were both named High Individual at the North American International Livestock Exposition during their respective years, which no siblings have previously accomplished.

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How to Estimate & Allocate Your Forage with a Grazing Stick

How to Estimate & Allocate Your Forage with a Grazing Stick

Gallagher

Estimating pasture forage yield and allocation can be challenging for beginner graziers. Luckily, tools like the grazing stick exist to assist producers in overcoming these first-timer difficulties and advancing their pasture management knowledge. Commonly given out at grazing workshops and pasture field days, grazing sticks are an educational and supportive tool useful for making immediate pasture management decisions.

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Considerations offered for winter feeding of distillers grain to cattle

Considerations offered for winter feeding of distillers grain to cattle

Feedstuffs

With winter just around the corner, Hubbard Feeds beef nutritionist Dr. Cadra Van Bibber-Krueger said it is once again time to start thinking about protein and energy supplementation for cattle.

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Toe abscesses need more attention

Toe abscesses need more attention

Beef Magazine

Lameness probably continues to be an undertreated ailment in cattle. When Dr. Shane Terrell began researching lameness for a PhD project he was hoping to establish some data and maybe some protocols to improve timing and diagnoses of lameness problems. Historically, feeders tend to pull lame cattle only when they fall behind the rest of the pen, says Dr. Terrell. The problem with that methodology is when you wait so long those primary injuries become secondary injuries such as septic joints.

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2018-19 National FFA Officer Team Elected at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo

2018-19 National FFA Officer Team Elected at the 91st National FFA Convention & Expo

Julie Woodard

Each year at the National FFA Convention & Expo, six students are elected by delegates to represent the organization as national officers. Delegates elect a president, secretary, and vice presidents representing the central, southern, eastern, and western regions of the country.

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