Daily Archives: December 26, 2018

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 Christmas lessons learned

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 Christmas lessons learned

FarmTalk

10.  Your dog assumes the huge ham the deliveryman put on the porch was sent to him.

9.  The local farm store has plenty of great gift possibilities for your wife — just not the ones you chose.

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Four tips offered for getting the most parasite control.

Four tips offered for getting the most parasite control.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

When you are deworming your cattle this fall with an oral drench dewormer, focus more on the amount of parasite control you get from the product and less about the dosage volume. A higher-volume dose isn’t a bad thing for parasite control with oral drench. Benzimidazole products work best through prolonged exposure of parasites to “toxic” concentrations of dewormers.1,2 With a large rumen and abomasum, a higher-volume dose is more likely to expose parasites to the active ingredient and help improve product efficacy.

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Coalition Applauds Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions ​

Coalition Applauds Farm Bill Animal Health Provisions ​

Bovine Veterinarian

“America’s livestock and poultry producers, in concert with veterinarians, work hard to ensure the health of the animals they raise. They play a central role in not only providing nutritious food for families across the U.S., but also in creating jobs and contributing to our country’s economic stability.

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Fifty-six bred heifers missing from Aurora, Colo., ranch

Fifty-six bred heifers missing from Aurora, Colo., ranch

Rachel Gabel

The Fence Post

Ray Wooters reports 56 bred heifers disappeared from his 70-acre pasture in Aurora, Colo., during the night of Dec. 13. Wooters, who has run cattle in the area for 30 years, said eye witnesses reported seeing the heifers being led by a single horseman.

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Is Your Herd Focused on Meeting Demand?

Is Your Herd Focused on Meeting Demand?

Stan Smith

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

To say the least, suggesting it’s been a wild ride on the path to profitability in the cow-calf sector during this decade is an understatement.

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High-altitude disease could be trickling down to lower-elevation feedlots.

High-altitude disease could be trickling down to lower-elevation feedlots.

Lindsay King

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

The heart is a muscle, and when it has to work harder, the organ will eventually remodel itself. This is the case in cattle suffering from what’s been known as high-altitude disease (HAD), brisket disease or bovine high-mountain disease (BHMD).

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Management plan key when switching from dairy to beef

Management plan key when switching from dairy to beef

Heidi Clausen

The Country Today

Dairy farmers considering making the shift to beef production must change their mindset about cattle, as well as the way they view their existing resources including as barns and cropping systems, according to David Kammel, a biological systems engineer at UW-Madison.

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