Daily Archives: November 16, 2018

Blockchain for the beef chain

Blockchain for the beef chain

Katrina Huffstutler

High Plains Journal

“I could learn more about your organization by sharing data, I can learn more about my organization, but also together, we can learn a whole lot more” he said “What we believe in is, the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” While the audience of quality-focused cattlemen was intrigued, many had the same concern, voiced in a question: Is it secure? Gopie assured them it is.

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Taking care of your vet

Taking care of your vet

Western Livestock Journal

“Having a good working relationship with your veterinarian takes time, talent and knowledge,” said Blevins who owns All Creatures Mobile Vet Clinic in Ronan, MT. “Look at it as two professionals working together—you and your vet—who want the best for the patient.

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Banding Challenge

Banding Challenge

Dr. Ken McMillan

Banding can be stressful for calves, especially if not done correctly the first time. In some cases, like this one, it can lead to serious health problems or even death.

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Changing Supplementation Frequency May Impact Cow Weight and Body Condition Score

Changing Supplementation Frequency May Impact Cow Weight and Body Condition Score

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

Dried distillers grains with solubles (DDGS) is a common protein supplement for cows that are grazing dormant low quality forages.  Previous research studies have shown no difference in cow body weight or body condition score by supplementing the same total amount either daily, once every three days or once every six days.  Reducing the frequency of feeding from every day to once every three or six days can reduce feeding expenses.

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Saddle & Sirloin honors R.A. Brown

Saddle & Sirloin honors R.A. Brown

The Cattle Business Weekly

R.A. “Rob” Brown, Jr. of Throckmorton, Texas, has been selected as the 2018 inductee into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery. He represents the fourth generation of the Brown family ranching legacy in Texas. Largely considered the highest honor in the livestock industry, the Saddle and Sirloin Gallery was established in 1903 and recognizes only one individual each year for their lifetime of exceptional service to the livestock business. The Saddle & Sirloin Club honored Rob during a special program and portrait unveiling on Nov. 11, 2018 in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.

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jejuni – an ever-present and often forgotten bacteria

  1. jejuni – an ever-present and often forgotten bacteria

Dr. Ron Clarke

Canadian Cattleman

Campylobacter jejuni (CAMP-EE-LO-BACK-TER JE-JUNE-EYE) is the most common cause of bacterial diarrhea in the North America, causing an estimated 1.5 million human diarrheal illnesses annually. Infections are common in young children, and young adults between the ages of 18 to 29. Asymptomatic human carriers are rare.

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Iowa Senator Grassley Pessimistic About a Farm Bill in 2018

Iowa Senator Grassley Pessimistic About a Farm Bill in 2018

Eric Pfeiffer

Hooiser AG Today

We’ve heard this week from the American Farm Bureau Federation and the National Corn Growers Association about their confidence in a farm bill getting completed in the lame duck session. But longtime Senate Ag member and Iowa farmer Chuck Grassley is not as confident. “I would hope that a 5-year farm bill would pass, but I think at this point with not much success of negotiating with the house, we’re more apt to get a one year extension of the farm bill.”

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