Daily Archives: February 14, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM: Cow Attack

Baxter Black, DVM:  Cow Attack

“What happened to your pickup seat?  Is that buffalo track?”

Well, I guess you had to be there.  We had a cow attack.

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Remove Twine And Bale Wrap When Feeding Hay

Remove Twine And Bale Wrap When Feeding Hay

Dr. Ken McMillan

While I have never diagnosed a problem where twine or bale wrap caused an issue in the digestive system, many others tell me they have. One of my best producers says he has had issues with Mylar helium balloons floating into their pastures and being eaten. If cows will eat these, I have no doubt they’ll eat twine and bale wrap.

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Red Angus replacement heifers experiencing unprecedented demand

Red Angus replacement heifers experiencing unprecedented demand

Dr. Bob Hough

Western Livestock Journal

Red Angus commercial heifers are the hottest commodity on the market. It not unusual for them to outsell steers. This is no fluke as breeders have kept as their highest priority decades of selection for maternal cattle.

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Using the DuPont System to Increase Farm/Ranch Profitability

Using the DuPont System to Increase Farm/Ranch Profitability

Robert Tigner

University of Nebraska

One challenge farm/ranch operators have is to accurately find where to make changes to an operation to increase profits. Many have the records and numbers but don’t know where to start. A system of financial analysis developed nearly 100 years ago by an explosive salesman for DuPont Explosives Company is a useful tool for farm/ranch managers analyzing financial performance.

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Dealing with frostbite in calves

Dealing with frostbite in calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Canadian Cattlemen

Calves born in cold weather may suffer adverse effects, including frostbite, especially if they are unable to get up and nurse before they chill. Dr. Andy Acton of Deep South Animal Clinic at Ogema, Sask., says there are two problems when dealing with cold weather.

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From labor to health, Blasi says limit-feeding has benefits.

From labor to health, Blasi says limit-feeding has benefits.

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

When it comes to stocker nutrition, an old-fashioned strategy might be the way of the future. That’s what Dale Blasi, Kansas State University (K-State) Extension beef specialist, said about limit-feeding calves in the growing phase.

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Gov. Ricketts calls plan to abolish beef production ‘Shockingly Ignorant’

Gov. Ricketts calls plan to abolish beef production ‘Shockingly Ignorant’

Nebraska City News Press

Governor Pete Ricketts issued a statement following news that New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-Bronx) had proposed a “Green New Deal” that would abolish cattle production.

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Helping the newborn calf breathe

Helping the newborn calf breathe

Glenn Selk


very baby calf has a certain degree of respiratory acidosis. Acidosis is the result of the deprivation of oxygen and the accumulation of carbon dioxide that results from the passage of the calf through the birth canal.

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Cory Booker: ‘This Planet Simply Can’t Sustain’ People Eating Meat

Cory Booker: ‘This Planet Simply Can’t Sustain’ People Eating Meat

Elizabeth Harrington

Washington Free Beacon

Editor’s note: Stories of this ilk are included in the blog to inform those in our industry how agriculture is being presented to and perceived by the public.

Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said the planet “can’t sustain” people eating meat, as the 2020 hopeful aims to become the first vegan president. While claiming he does not want to lecture Americans on their diets, Booker says Americans need to be nudged into fake cheese because the planet cannot sustain the “environmental impact” of the food industry.

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Montana takes on #TruthInLabeling

Montana takes on #TruthInLabeling

Morning AG Clips

Earlier this year, Montana state senator Albert Olszewski introduced a bill that would bring back a modified version of Country-of-Origin Labeling (COOL) for beef and pork sold within the state. The bill would require a placard be accompanied with any livestock or poultry products offered for sale in Montana that indicates it was either “Born, Raised, and Processed in the United States“, “Processed Inside the United States” or “Processed Outside of the U.S.A“.

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