Daily Archives: June 14, 2019

Sometimes a cow has eye problems that are more than meets the eye.

Sometimes a cow has eye problems that are more than meets the eye.

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

When a cow gets an infected or irritated eye, especially in the winter months, I always consider the possibility the eye was scratched eating from a bale of hay, or the cow got seed in her eye. I have removed a lot of things from cows’ eyes over the years. Sometimes grass seed, sometimes another type of foreign object that is stuck behind the third eyelid.

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NCBA’s Colin Woodall Calls Out Misconceptions About Fake Meat’s Claims of ‘Zero-Sum’ Production

NCBA’s Colin Woodall Calls Out Misconceptions About Fake Meat’s Claims of ‘Zero-Sum’ Production

Oklahoma Farm Report

According to Woodall, the discussions thus far have led to a memorandum of understanding between the Food & Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture. Prior to this agreement, both agencies had asserted jurisdictional authority over the production of these products. Under this MOU, though, both agencies will share in the product’s oversight.

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Brahman breed may impact the future

Brahman breed may impact the future

Western Livestock Journal

Many American beef producers raise Angus-dominated herds, but as worldwide temperatures increase, there will be an increased need for tropically-adapted animals. Brahman cattle do well in hot, humid climates, but they are often criticized for their negative and aggressive reactions to humans.

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Reduce Calf Weaning Stress

Reduce Calf Weaning Stress

David Burton

Bovine Veterinarian

The most stressful time in the life of a beef calf is at weaning when they are five to seven months of age according to Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock for University of Missouri Extension. “Weaning stress can bring about sickness along with reduced gains that impact their postweaning performance. Stress may even occur in the owner’s life with the bawling of the cows and calves,” said Cole.

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Beef and forage field day

Beef and forage field day

Morning AG Clips

Registrations are currently being accepted for a charter bus tour of successful forage and livestock farms in Putnam County on July 6, 2019. The Field Day is being organized by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana Forage Council. The tour entitled, “Beef-Forage Management Tour” will showcase three farms that are utilizing successful beef cattle management techniques, utilizing alternative forages for grazing and stored feed and marketing methods of beef cattle.

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BIF President Lee Leachman encourages seedstock producers to effectively use science to build profitable cattle.

BIF President Lee Leachman encourages seedstock producers to effectively use science to build profitable cattle.

Tri State Livestock News

Third-generation seedstock producer Lee Leachman has spent his lifetime breeding and marketing cattle. At the young age of 7, he started helping with heat detection on his family’s 2,300-head operation in Billings, Montana, and through the years he has mastered the marketing and selection of seedstock.

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Cattle producers now have improved insurance to protect against unexpected price declines.

Cattle producers now have improved insurance to protect against unexpected price declines.

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

USDA recently announced significant improvements to the Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Plan (LRP), a program that allows cattle producers to insure against unexpected price declines. LRP allows producers to insure between 70% and 100% of the projected price of their cattle. The projected price is based upon feeder-cattle futures prices and varies depending upon the type of cattle (e.g., steers or heifers) and the weight of the cattle

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Beef Cattle Getting Genetic Makeover

Beef Cattle Getting Genetic Makeover

ERIKA ALDRICH

Central Florida AG News

There’s no mistaking that The Sunshine State sees its share of hot weather, and Florida beef cattle feel the heat too. Recent studies have confirmed that both beef and dairy cattle are healthier and more productive at cooler temperatures, and there are many ways that beef producers can help their herds to stay cooler, such as offering more shade.

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External parasite control may reduce the chances of pinkeye and anaplasmosis in cattle

External parasite control may reduce the chances of pinkeye and anaplasmosis in cattle

Daily Star Journal

“Anaplasmosis and pinkeye are cattle problems that negatively impact the health, performance and profit potential of the cattle operation,” Regional MU Extension Livestock Field Specialist Patrick Davis said. External parasite control may be helpful in reducing these problems. Causative agents of pinkeye include bacterial agents Moraxella bovis, Moraxella ovis, Moraxella bovoculi and mycoplasma species.

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How to restore depleted soil with cattle

How to restore depleted soil with cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Canadian Cattleman

Michael Thiele’s mission today is to acquaint more farmers and ranchers with a holistic view of agriculture. Thiele grew up on a farm west of Dauphin, Man., just north of Riding Mountain National Park. His father had a small grain farm and a few cows.

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