Daily Archives: August 14, 2019

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 best auctioneer lines

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 best auctioneer lines

#10. You can tell by the nice clean puddle underneath the tractor that oil has been changed regularly.

#9. What’s she need four teats for — she’s only going to have one calf.

Full Story

New Treatments for Old Problems

New Treatments for Old Problems

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

Fewer large-animal veterinarians, and new guidelines for antibiotic use, mean it may be time to rethink treatment for common herd problems.

Full Story

BQA: One Year Later

BQA: One Year Later

Garth Ruff

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

Now after a years’ time, with nearly 100 in-person trainings taught, and almost 7,250 Ohio cattle producers BQA certified in-person and another 2,100 online, where do things stand? As a refresher, the push to have producers trained in BQA was at the request of Tyson, one of the major packers’ decision to only source fed cattle from cattle feeders certified in BQA by 2019. Tyson’s decision was largely due to the commitment of Wendy’s to do the same, at the demand of their customers.

Full Story

Anthrax Found in North Dakota

Anthrax Found in North Dakota

Northern AG Network

“Anthrax has been confirmed in a group of cows in a pasture in east Billings County,” said North Dakota Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring. North Dakota’s state veterinarian says the state’s first reported case of anthrax this year is a reminder to livestock producers to take action to protect their animals from the disease

Full Story

NCBA Applauds Introduction of the Define WOTUS Act

NCBA Applauds Introduction of the Define WOTUS Act

NCBA

Southern Livestock

America’s cattle producers welcome the introduction of the Define WOTUS Act. The Trump Administration is working hard to repeal and replace the illegally broad 2015 WOTUS Rule, but finalization of a practical WOTUS definition is only the beginning.

Full Story

Plan AI Protocols Now

Plan AI Protocols Now

North Dakota State University

Artificial Insemination (AI) has the potential to increase calf crop uniformity and weaning weight, reduce birth weight and calving difficulty, shorten the calving season and even produce calves of a known sex. However, less than 8 percent of U.S. beef operations have incorporated AI as a routine management strategy.

Full Story

Do your homework before grazing cover crops

Do your homework before grazing cover crops

Victor Shelton and Robert Zupancic

Prairie Farmer

Cover crops could be used for livestock grazing. If these crops are planted with funds from the USDA-NRCS Environmental Quality Incentives Program, the grazing needs to be managed to guarantee that the original purpose isn’t compromised. Grazing is a secondary purpose with EQIP. Erosion control, soil compaction relief, nutrient management and soil health are primary purposes.

Full Story

Testing Livestock Water Quality

Testing Livestock Water Quality

Jodi Henke

Successful Farming

Ponds and creeks provide a convenient source of drinking water for livestock, but they can also serve as a reservoir for disease organisms and toxins. If your animals are showing signs of gastrointestinal upset, salivation, and have difficulty walking, you might want to test the water.

Full Story

Compare Anaplasmosis Control Strategies

Compare Anaplasmosis Control Strategies

Dr Hans Coetzee

Bovine Veterinarian

Anaplasmosis outbreaks typically peak in late summer through early fall, and now is a good time to review control strategies based on risk levels. Kansas State University veterinarian Hans Coetzee, BVSc, Cert CHP, PhD, DACVCP, DACAW, DECAWSEL, Professor and Head of the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Anatomy & Physiology, recently developed estimates for economic evaluation of available control options.

Full Story

Cattle Industry Will Feel The Loss Of Tyson Plant At Holcomb

Cattle Industry Will Feel The Loss Of Tyson Plant At Holcomb

Feedlot Magazine

Fed cattle processing capacity will be strained to handle record available supplies after a fire August 9 closed the Tyson beef plant at Holcomb. The plant operated at about 6,000 head of fed cattle per day, leaving a shortfall in the national packing capacity of 30,000 head for a five-day work week.

Full Story