Archive for May 2011

Cattle feeders hall of fame honors four

Four outstanding individuals in the cattle feeding industry were celebrated for their leadership, innovation and dedication during the annual Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame banquet in Denver, Colo. Two notable figures in the cattle-feeding business — Lee Borck and Dave Wood — became the newest class of inductees to join an elite group of pioneers…

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Balancing protein in feedlot rations

By: James I. Sprague Nutritionists either from feed companies or independent consultants are asked by their clients to “balance” their rations. These decisions are not only for protein, but also include energy, minerals, and feed additives. They also must consider the capabilities and situations of each client. They, through education and experience, recognize the complexity…

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House votes to curtail epa overrregulation

The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Clean Water Cooperative Federalism Act (H.R. 2018) Wed., July 13, 2011, by a vote of 239-184. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley Lyon said the legislation would prevent the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) from overruling state decisions on water quality. Lyon said under the Clean Water…

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Road Grader Attachments

DoMor Equipment unveils its new generation skid-steer line of heavy-duty, road-grading attachments that mount on a Bobcat, skid steer, newer tractors or even backhoes, and grade forward or backward thanks to a unique patent-pending 4-blade design. The new grader attachments feature a lower-profile design, a new color and offer greater operator visibility of the material-mixing…

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Zactran

ZACTRAN® (gamithromycin), a new antimicrobial from Merial, provides producers with a rapid-response weapon in the battle against BRD. It can be used for control of BRD in high-risk cattle or as a first-pull treatment of sick cattle. ZACTRAN is a prescription, ready-to-use solution for the treatment of BRD associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida and…

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Triangle vaccines have new look

Triangle® vaccines, long-time staples of the Fort Dodge Animal Health vaccine line, now have a new look and updated names. As part of the expanded Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. portfolio, Triangle® 5 has replaced Triangle® 4 + Type II BVD, and Triangle® 10 replaces Triangle® 9 + Type II BVD. Triangle 5 and Triangle 10…

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Bovine GoldLyte

Bio-Vet, Inc., has reformulated Bovine GoldLyte® to better meet the needs of cattle during hot summer weather and be more economical. Bovine GoldLyte® is an electrolyte and nutritional supplement designed to help replenish fluids in cattle, especially those experiencing hot weather. It is also especially useful to help reduce shrink during shipping, to aid hydration…

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The Corn Factor

By: Luke Schwieterman The big news in the USDA July Supply and Demand report was corn ending stocks estimated at 870 million bushels which is 175 million more than a month ago but 143 million bushels less than the average trade guess. We have to go back to the June 30 stocks report were USDA…

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Risk & Profit Conference Aug 18-19

Kansas State University’s Department of Agricultural Economics will host its annual Risk and Profit Conference and Trade Show Thursday-Friday, Aug. 18-19 at the K-State Alumni Center in Manhattan. One of the keynote addresses will be from Fred Seamon, associate director of commodity research and product development with the CME Group. He will present “Hedging in…

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