National Beef Quality Audit: We’re getting better

National Beef Quality Audit: We’re getting better

Deb VanOverbeke

Beef Magazine

The National Beef Quality Audit provides guidance for efforts to enhance beef quality. And good news, things are looking up.

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Registration open for 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Registration open for 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show

Today’s Producer

Registration for the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix has opened. This year’s event will be Jan 31-Feb 2, with a schedule of business meetings, educational opportunities and world-class entertainment.

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GIPSA rule withdraw brings market freedom back

GIPSA rule withdraw brings market freedom back

AgDaily

“After nearly a decade of battling partisan and contentious GIPSA reforms, America’s livestock, poultry and packing industries can breathe a sigh of relief. Today’s decision helps restore both Congressional intent and common sense by ensuring American producers have the freedom to market their products without the threat of frivolous lawsuits. I appreciate the Trump administration’s dedication to regulatory reform through the rollback of unnecessary and burdensome regulations like these.”

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Baxter Black, DVM: Wanted: Cowboy

Baxter Black, DVM:  Wanted: Cowboy

WANTED:  Cowboy.   No TV, No phone. If you don’t like dogs and can’t tough it in the mountains, don’t apply – Alamo, Nevada. I’d like to meet the ol’ boy that wrote  that ad. You can almost picture him in your mind. We’re all acquainted with somebody that fits his description.

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Is fall calving right for your herd?

Is fall calving right for your herd?

Frank Ireland

Farm Talk

Extremely dry and lots of calves — this statement does a good job of describing what is going on in animal sciences at the DixonSpringAgriculturalCenter. At DSAC, we haven’t received any rain for a long time. Pastures are rapidly drying up, and, in fact, we have started feeding several groups of cattle supplemental hay.

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Solutions for Winter Watering While Grazing

Solutions for Winter Watering While Grazing

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

What do you do about water in the winter, especially if your cattle are grazing the whole season? These Alberta ranchers have a variety of solutions. Some use frost-free nose pumps, others pump water, and some let the cattle use the snow around them.

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Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals

Animal health company asks for help to protect livestock pharmaceuticals

SARAH BROWN

The Prairie Star

Using the farming practices available today, we would have to raise more than 2 billion more cattle and water buffalo and use 43 percent more grazing forage and water by 2050. That’s according to Bruce Hoffman, director of global cattle vaccine for Elanco Animal Health, who says he believes there is another way: “innovation.”

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