Daily Archives: August 13, 2019

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Feedlot Hand

Baxter Black, DVM:  The Feedlot Hand

Life is just a bowl of cherries to a first rate feedlot hand,

All the gates swing free and easy, every day’s precisely planned.

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Heat shortens gestation length of fall calvers

Heat shortens gestation length of fall calvers

Glenn Selk

Western Livestock Journal

Each year in late July or August, it is time for an important reminder. Fall calving season will soon be here. In fact, the start of the fall calving season often begins before some producers expect it. The target date for the beginning of fall calving very often is Sept. 1. Most printed gestation tables predict that calving will take place 283 days (some 285 days) after artificial insemination or natural breeding. Cows and heifers that gestate in hot weather will often calve a few days earlier than expected.

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Lone Star Ticks and the Red Meat Allergy

Lone Star Ticks and the Red Meat Allergy

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

Recently, a connection between the bite of the lone star tick and allergies to red meat products was established. The “red meat allergy” is often framed as an emerging and alarming public health issue.

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Missouri’s Meat Labeling Law Draws Backlash from Alternative Meat Proponents

Missouri’s Meat Labeling Law Draws Backlash from Alternative Meat Proponents

Oklahoma Farm Report

Missouri was the first state in the country to pass a law that essentially says, if you want to call a product ‘beef’ it has to come from a four-legged bovine animal. Mike Deering, executive vice president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association spoke recently with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network

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Average Daily Gains Improve Based on Water Source

Average Daily Gains Improve Based on Water Source

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Cows, calves and steers on pasture gained significantly more pounds per day, when the water they drank was fresh and pumped into a trough. The comparison was made to cattle that drank directly from a pond.

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Blackbeard’s Ranch Receives Regional Environmental Stewardship Award

Blackbeard’s Ranch Receives Regional Environmental Stewardship Award

NCBA

Blackbeard’s Ranch, in Myakka City, Fla., has been selected as one of seven regional finalists of the Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP). The award, announced during the 2019 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting July 30 recognizes the operation’s outstanding stewardship and conservation efforts. This year’s regional winners will compete for the national award, which will be announced during the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention in San Antonio, Texas, in February.

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The New Trend in Steak: Old Beef

The New Trend in Steak: Old Beef

Alina Dizik

Wall Street Journal

Rod Bolls, 44, is a regular at Corrida, a steakhouse in Boulder, Colo. But he wasn’t sure he wanted to try one of their newer offerings. Dubbed “vaca vieja”—Spanish for “old cow”—it’s a ribeye steak the menu described as being “8 years at harvest.” That’s about four times older than normal.

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