Daily Archives: February 12, 2019

Nutritional Deficiencies Can Cause Retained Placenta

Nutritional Deficiencies Can Cause Retained Placenta
Heather Smith Thomas
Cattle Today
Most cows “clean“ soon after calving, shedding the placental membranes within 2 to 12 hours. If it takes longer than 12 hours, we usually call it a retained placenta or retained fetal membranes. Dr. Bill Lias (Interstate Vet Clinic, Brandon, SD) says there are a number of reasons a cow might not clean, including anything that would cause her to calve early — an abortion, an infection, a toxic insult, a premature calf, twins, etc.

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Practical Ways to Reduce Disease Challenges

Practical Ways to Reduce Disease Challenges

Kasey Brown

Angus Media

“I’m not going to answer a lot of questions today, but I will leave you with better questions,” began Robin Faulkner as part of the 26th Cattlemen’s College, hosted in conjunction with the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in New Orleans, La. The Zoetis cattle and equine technical services veterinarian urged cattlemen to think through their management systems to be a “producer cattleman instead of a consumer cattleman.”

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How Cold Is Too Cold?

How Cold Is Too Cold?

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Recent temperatures well below zero have cattle producers across the Midwest and Plains worried about the health of the herd. New calves seem especially susceptible to frigid weather.

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Can’t Make Heads or Tails of ELDs, Hours of Service? No One Can… Allison Rivera Sets Us Straight

Can’t Make Heads or Tails of ELDs, Hours of Service? No One Can… Allison Rivera Sets Us Straight

Oklahoma Farm Report

“I think there was a lot of confusion out there when Congress was trying to avoid a shutdown and was passing stopgap continuing resolutions from one week to the next,” Rivera said explaining how this eventually led to some to believe livestock haulers were totally exempt from the ELD mandate – though Rivera says it is only being delayed for now until Congress can pass final legislation which will likely still require the installation of ELDs.

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Braunvieh Performance on the Rail: Genetics for an increased ribeye area

Braunvieh Performance on the Rail: Genetics for an increased ribeye area

Hannah Wine

Tri State Livestock News

Braunvieh breeders know firsthand that Braunvieh-influenced cattle deliver on a host of profit drivers such as fertility, docility, feed efficiency and carcass merit. The breed has developed an especially sound reputation for carcass merit dating back to the 1980s when they first entered the United States and won repeated carcass contests.

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Beef Group Fights Against Disease, Vegans & Other Meats

Beef Group Fights Against Disease, Vegans & Other Meats

Courtney Love

Lancaster Farming

Beef farmers have complaints from trade to environmental regulations, but perhaps their biggest challenge is consumers’ food preferences. Those opinions include skepticism of all animal agriculture to enthusiasm to meats that aren’t beef.

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Central Texas man at center of cattle rustling investigation

Central Texas man at center of cattle rustling investigation

Dennis Turner

KXXV

If you thought the days of Texas cattle rustling ended long ago, think again. Authorities say it remains alive and well and the case of a Hill County man proves it. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association calls cattle raising a more than $67 million a year business.

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Floods kill up to 300,000 cattle costing drought-ravaged farmers $300 million

Floods kill up to 300,000 cattle costing drought-ravaged farmers $300 million

Toby Crockford

Brisbane Times

The north-west Queensland floods caused by the same monsoonal rain that put Townsville underwater, have killed up to 300,000 cattle and costs drought-ravaged farmers $300 million. It has emerged the promised military fodder drop has been delayed by a communication breakdown between various levels of government and there is a shortage of aviation fuel in flooded farm areas.

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Angus Bull Smashes World Record Price Selling for $1.51 Million

Angus Bull Smashes World Record Price Selling for $1.51 Million

Drovers

At Schaff Angus Valley’s annual production sale hosted at the ranch near Saint Anthony, N.D. on Feb. 9, 2019, had SAV America 8018 setting the tone for the auction. The Lot #1 bull of the sale commanded a number of bids during its six minutes in the sale ring before the final gavel sounded. The last bid was made by Herbster Angus Farms of Falls City, Neb., at an amount of $1.51 million. A round of applause was given by the crowd in attendance as America left the ring.

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Cultured meat: Good or bad, promise or peril?

Cultured meat: Good or bad, promise or peril?

Jonathan Knutson

AgWeek

Across America, people both in and out of agriculture are hearing more about cell-based meat, aka “clean meat” and “fake meat,” among other terms. Whether cell-based meat is a good thing or a bad thing — whether it holds promise or peril — depends on who you ask.

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