Archive for July 2016

Bayer DeltaGard

Bayer Animal Health introduces a new cold fog aerosol insecticide for control of flies and mosquitoes. DeltaGard® Insecticide provides an ultra-low volume method of control for fly species and resistant mosquito species to help producers treat these pests quickly and effectively. The active ingredient in DeltaGard, deltamethrin, is the first and only Type II pyrethroid…

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Merial parasite control educational video

A free online video is now available to help producers access up-to-date information on strategic parasite control and the impact it can have on their operations’ bottom line. The video segment topic, “Resistance,” explains – in simple terms – the cycle of resistance and offers information on the latest technology in parasite control. “With numerous…

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Can I get rid of my EPA CAFO Permit

I understand that the Federal Appeals Court has twice decreed (2005 and 2011) that EPA is overstepping their statutory basis by requiring CAFOs to have a Discharge Permit who have no discharge. My CAFO does not have a discharge, yet EPA continues requesting permit renewals and all the other red tape associated with their permit.…

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Cattle on Feed, Cold Storage but no Cattle Inventory report

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist The July Cattle on Feed report confirms that the feedlot situation continues to improve in 2016.  Feedlot placements in June were up year over year but less than expected at 103 percent of last year.  June marketings were as expected at 109 percent of last…

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Time of day of harvest and impact on nitrate concentration

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Forage sorghums are used by cattle producers for summer grazing or harvested for hay.  Forage sorghums can be very productive and high quality, but can also accumulate toxic levels of nitrate when stressed.  Based on the assumption that the plant continues soil nitrate uptake during nighttime…

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Beef Bites

Want to put a twist on your summer favorite? Try out these Horseradish & Mushroom Burgers with Roasted Potato Wedges this weekend!  Ingredients: Burgers: 1-1 1/2 pounds ground beef 16 ounces white mushrooms (sliced) 1 tablespoon horseradish (grated, store-bought) 12 slices Swiss cheese 1 stick butter 6 hamburger buns (any style) freshly ground black pepper…

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Purina announces VFD software

Purina Animal Nutrition has selected the RxExpress™ software platform from New Planet Technologies as its tool to help meet feed documentation requirements of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). This federal regulation mandates documentation of a veterinarian’s approval to feed or distribute medicated feed-additive antibiotics that are deemed medically important to production livestock. It goes into…

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