Industry News


Courtesy of   A bipartisan bill introduced last week in the U.S. Senate would allow farms, ranches and other…

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Insight Into Millenials and Their Food Decisions

By : Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of   A portion of…

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Postpartum Interval and Fertility | Rancher Education

By : Dr. Rachel Endecott, MSU Extension Beef Cattle Specialist   After calving, cows go through a period of temporary…

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  Cow / Calf Corner

Colostrum is the Key

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator   The winter of 2017-18 has certainly been challenging for beef…

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The Importance of Convenience Traits in Beef Cattle

By : F. David Kirkpatrick, Professor, Animal Science   Convenience traits are those cattle traits that contribute directly to savings…

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What to Consider When Selecting a Calving Book App

BROOKINGS, S.D. – In today’s day and age, there is an app for many of the tasks livestock producers conduct each day,…

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  Stocker Special

Consider Your Options: Graze-out vs. Harvesting Wheat


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A Little Background May Help

By : Justin Sexten, Ph.D., Director, CAB Supply Development   Let’s say you weaned calves last fall but didn’t sell.…

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  Feedlot Focus

On-Arrival Vaccination vs Delayed Vaccination

By : JILL J. DUNKEL In high risk calves, research shows delayed vaccination strategies could trigger an improved immune response…

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WHY Antibiotics Fail Hint: It’s probably not the drug’s fault

By : Michelle Arnold, DVM, DABVP Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky   Bovine respiratory disease (BRD) continues to be…

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Hospital Systems

By : Heather Smith Thomas   Good hospital pens are crucial for effective, efficient treatment of sick cattle to get…

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  Market Reports

  Company News

Select Your Trace Mineral Source to Maximize Vitamin Activity

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn., Feb. 07, 2018 – When it comes to maximizing vitamin activity in animal rations, not all trace minerals…

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Small Machines. Big Impact: John Deere Launches Second Annual Community Enhancement Contest

LAS VEGAS (Jan. 23, 2018) — Building upon the success of last year’s contest, John Deere today launched its second…

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Merck Animal Health Introduces BANAMINE® TRANSDERMAL (flunixin transdermal solution)

First and Only FDA Approved Drug for Controlling Pain in Cattle   MADISON, N.J., January 31, 2018 – Merck Animal…

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  Marketing & Management

View from the Saddle: Plan To Have a Plan

By : BRUCE DERKSEN   For farmer-feeders balancing livestock and farming operations, a plan is essential to keep both sides…

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Drought requires immediate action; resources available

Farmers and ranchers should match expected forage production and water quantity with animal demand, which may lead to destocking of…

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Temperature Swings Offer Seeding Opportunity

By : Chris Penrose, OSU Extension, Morgan Co. and Gary Wilson, retired Hancock Co. Ag Educator   If you don’t…

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  Beef News

Basic Beef Production Guidelines

Author : Melanie Barkley, Extension Educator, Livestock, Courtesy of Penn State Extension   Raising beef cattle can be a profitable…

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CattleFax elects 2018 Officers, Celebrates 50th Anniversary

CENTENNIAL, COLO. (February 15, 2018) –Dale Smith, a cattle producer from Amarillo, Texas, was elected 2018 President of CattleFax at…

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