Daily Archives: January 29, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM: Cowboy’s Grace

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cowboy’s Grace

Dear Lord,

Yer lookin’ at a man who never learned to cook

unless you count pork & beans

And a flowery grace like you’d read in a book

is really beyond my means
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Genetics And Cattle Water Intake

Genetics And Cattle Water Intake

Jodi Henke

Successful Farming

Genetics play a big role in beef herd selection from reproductive performance to body measurements. Researchers at Kansas State University and Oklahoma State University have been studying if genetics can also play a role in water intake. Selecting animals that can thrive on less water would be valuable in drought and heat stress situations.

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Over 35 years of auctioneering cattle at the Black Hills Stock Show

Over 35 years of auctioneering cattle at the Black Hills Stock Show
Kiera Leddy

The Cattle Business Weekly

Wintery skies and potential blizzard warnings pose no threat in stopping more than 300,000 people traveling hundreds of miles to the biggest 10-day event in Dakota cattle country: the Black Hills Stock Show. One such traveler is C.K. “Sonny” Booth, a man in a black cowboy hat from northeast Oklahoma. Sonny Booth grew up on a farm near Miami, Oklahoma. He says he was exposed to cattle auctions at a young age by his dad, Clyde Booth, who was a cattle order buyer.  Upon graduation from Oklahoma State University in 1964, where he was a member of the livestock judging team, Sonny Booth took a job with Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service, he says. This experience allowed him to become acquainted with registered cattle breeders, but he recognized auctioneering was his passion, he says.

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The importance of multiple trait selection when selecting bulls

The importance of multiple trait selection when selecting bulls

Matthew Garcia

Progressive Cattleman

For many of you, the upcoming calving season is right around the corner, and if your email boxes are anything like mine, they are full with upcoming bull sale advertisements. This is an exciting time of year as we anticipate how our previous years’ breeding decisions will impact our upcoming calf crop. With this excitement, it is also very important to emphasize the importance of multiple trait selection and the use of data to drive our selection decisions.

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This Little-Known Fact Will Change the Way You Think About Greenhouse Gases, the Cattle Industry

This Little-Known Fact Will Change the Way You Think About Greenhouse Gases, the Cattle Industry

The Oklahoma Farm Report

Globally, the cattle industry is accused of playing a significant role in the overall contribution of greenhouse gas emissions and in the potential of climate change. But, Dr. Frank Mitloehner of the University of California Davis says that the greenhouse gases that are associated with bovine really offers both good and bad news.

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Jerry Flowers wrangles up rural crime

Jerry Flowers wrangles up rural crime

Lacey Newlin

High Plains Journal

Colonel Jerry Flowers steps into the room, clad in cowboy boots, a tan Stetson, starched jeans and a button down shirt under a wool vest. He is the spitting image of Wyatt Earp right down to his mustache, holstered gun and western swagger.

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The National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Steer sets a new record

The National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Steer sets a new record

The Fence Post

The standing-room-only crowd at the 2019 Auction of Junior Livestock Champions roared as the Grand Champion Steer sold for an all-time record of $150,000. The top eight champion animals tallied generous sales of $480,000. The Grand Champion Hog sold for $70,000, and the Reserve Grand Champion Steer sold for an impressive $90,000.

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