Daily Archives: October 7, 2020

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs your cows have gotten too darn big

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 signs your cows have gotten too darn big

FarmTalk

#10. The squeeze chute won’t squeeze.

#9. Trump is using your corral as a model for “the wall.”

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For nearly 40 years, Phil Trowbridge has been educating young people with his internship program

For nearly 40 years, Phil Trowbridge has been educating young people with his internship program

Sara Gugelmeyer

Angus Journal

nearly 40 years, Phil Trowbridge has been educating young people with his internship program. Phil Trowbridge didn’t plan on becoming one of the most influential beef producers in the Northeast when he graduated with an animal science degree from Alfred State College in 1976. The young man with a farming background from western New York was thrilled to get a job with Gallagher’s Farm as herdsman.

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There’s More than One Way to Wean a Calf

There’s More than One Way to Wean a Calf

Becky Mills
Progressive Farmer

Judging by the hollering, bellering and fence walking that occurs, weaning definitely rates as the most stressful time in a calf’s life. It is expensive, too, and not just because of busted fences and bent gates.

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Mycotoxins: A hidden hazard for feedlot beef cattle

Mycotoxins: A hidden hazard for feedlot beef cattle

L. Franco Prados

Cambridge Core

Mycotoxins (toxic compounds produced by fungi as protection) are present in most feedstuffs. They can occur alone or together (enhancing their effects), and they occur at any production stage. Studies have shown that the toxins are extremely toxic to monogastric animals, but little is known about their effects on ruminants. It was believed that mycotoxins could be inactivated in the rumen.

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Evaluation of parasite resistance in a beef cattle operation with use of extended-release eprinomectin for 3 years

Evaluation of parasite resistance in a beef cattle operation with use of extended-release eprinomectin for 3 years

Science Direct

Mareah J.Volk, Cody R.Dawson, Fran A. Ireland PAS, Keea M. Trennepohl, Josha C.McCann, Danel W.Shike,
Our objective was to determine whether parasite resistance to extended-release eprinomectin was present in an operation after 3 yr of eprinomectin use.

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Surviving the drought in the West

Surviving the drought in the West

Steve Redd

Western Livestock Journal

Ranchers, particularly in the West, are an independent bunch. This characteristic, perhaps more than any others, has caused many of us to shun and even look past opportunities that could strengthen our ranching operations and financial future.

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How expensive is too expensive for your mineral program?

How expensive is too expensive for your mineral program?

Steve Blezinger

Progressive Cattle

Every cattle operation has a mineral program, whether they realize it or not. That may include feeding nothing at all, and the mineral provided to the animal is only what is available through whatever forage and other supplements are provided.

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Fencing & Water for Beef Cattle

Fencing & Water for Beef Cattle

Steve Niemeyer

University of Nebraska

The goal of any grazing operation is to introduce the cow or calf to forage in adequate quality and quantity for their needs.  A majority of cattle operations in Nebraska use pasture or native range for grazing during the growing season and crop residues or harvested purchased feed for the remainder of the year.

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Take the Guesswork out of Bloat in Calves

Take the Guesswork out of Bloat in Calves

RHONDA BROOKS

Bovine Veterinarian

A physical exam with an informed history might be your most valuable diagnostic test.While a distended abdomen can certainly happen in calves of all ages, a true ruminal bloat is not common in young calves — even though visual signs might indicate otherwise.

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Fall Calf Market Depends on Corn, Wheat and More

Fall Calf Market Depends on Corn, Wheat and More

Aimee Nelson

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Cattle prices have been on a roller-coaster ride in 2020 thanks in part to COVID-19. While there are still a few unknowns, University of Kentucky (UK) agricultural economist Kenny Burdine sees potential for a stronger fall calf market than we saw in fall 2019.

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