Improve your forage management skills during four-stop bus tour

Improve your forage management skills during four-stop bus tour

Purdue News Service

Livestock producers can learn what it takes to develop better forage management skills during a four-stop bus tour. The South Central Indiana Forage Tour includes first-hand lessons on forage selection for various livestock, best forage management practices and direct marketing.

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U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns

U.S. bans fresh Brazil beef imports over safety concerns


The United States halted imports of fresh Brazilian beef on Thursday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said, after a high percentage of shipments failed to pass safety checks. The USDA had "recurring concerns about the safety of the products intended for the American market," after increasing tests on Brazilian beef in March, according to a statement.

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Jody Johnson, Livestock Journalist Passes

Jody Johnson, Livestock Journalist Passes

Jody was a retired editor-publisher of livestock sale catalogs and trade newspapers. She also published a cookbook, The Poll-Ette Hostess, which is a collection of family-favorite recipes from folks in the livestock industry, and it also included recipes from several First Ladies. Her newspaper, "The Hub" had over 5000 subscribers and an international circulation.

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Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Genetics key to livestock disease relief

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Ask people in the research business if they have a wish list, and many will answer in the affirmative. “There are always different things you want to see done,” says Jim Reecy, an animal scientist and director of the Office of Biotechnology at Iowa State University.

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Johne’s or Hardware?

Johne’s or Hardware?

Dr. Ken McMillan


Johne’s disease is a chronic wasting disease. Cattle are most susceptible when they are young. Infected cows shed the bacteria in their stool and young cows ingest the manure. Infected cattle can take years to show clinical signs. The most common symptoms are diarrhea and weight loss

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When Livestock Eat Weeds You Have 43% More Forage*

When Livestock Eat Weeds You Have 43% More Forage*

Kathy Voth

On Pasture

It’s that time of year when I remind you that you can teach your ruminant livestock to eat your weeds so that you have as much as 43% more forage, and you don’t have to worry about herbicide.

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Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) Program

Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) Program

Heidi Carroll


The scene of an accident is not the place to build your team! The BERP program was the featured discussion for the May Animal Care Wednesday Webinar. Lisa Pederson with North Dakota State University discussed how and why the program began, who the audience is for the program, and the impact this program is having.

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