Archive for October 2016

Bayer Animal Health

Bayer Animal Health introduces Clean-UpTM II Pour-On Insecticide with IGR, a combination of an insecticide with an insect growth regulator (IGR) pour-on for topical application to control lice. Clean-Up II requires only one application to kill adults, nymphs, and eggs (nits). It can be used directly on the animal on lactating and non-lactating beef cattle,…

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Bayer Releases Study Results on Performance of Zelnate® DNA Immunostimulant

Bayer Animal Health announces results from a clinical field study for the performance of Zelnate DNA Immunostimulant on arrival with modified live viral (MLV) vaccine on arrival or delayed. Goals for the study were to examine how Zelnate may improve health and performance outcomes when used on arrival, and to observe the potential benefits of…

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The Impact of Dressing Percent on Cull Cow Marketing

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist Last week’s Cow-Calf Corner newsletter discussed cull cow grades.  Remember cull cows that are destined to go to the packing house are graded by their fleshiness.  The fattest cows are called “Breakers”.  Moderately fleshed cows are “Boners”.  Thin cows are called “Leans” or “Lights”, depending upon…

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Agriculture Takes A Hit On Election Ballot Questions

Agriculturally significant State Questions were on the ballot in both Oklahoma and Massachusetts. In Oklahoma, voters rejected State Question 777, which would have established farming and ranching as constitutional rights, therefore giving additional rights and added protections to farmers and ranchers in the state. In Massachusetts, voters decided in favor of Ballot Question 3, which…

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Beef Bites

How fun are these Jack-O-Lantern Spaghetti & Meatball stuffed peppers?? The kids will go nuts over these this Halloween!  Ingredients: 2 .6 pounds meatball mixture (ground beef/pork/veal) 1/2 cup Italian blend grated cheese (Asiago, Parmesan, Fontina, Provolone) 2 eggs 1 1/2 tablespoons roasted garlic 1/3 cup sweet chili Sauce 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped) 1/4…

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Paralyzed Cattle Markets Undervalue Calves

By:  Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Feeder cattle prices to a large degree reflect feedlot choices as they evaluate the tradeoffs between purchasing lighter or heavier feeder cattle.  When feeder cattle markets are in “balance:, prices for lighter weight feeder cattle adjust to account for the cost of gain to…

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Deadline for Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance sign-up Nov. 15

Over the years, Texas ranchers and landowners have learned that growing grass for cattle is a risky business. Not so much dangerous, but very dependent on the weather. For that reason, DeDe Jones, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service risk management specialist in Amarillo, said producers need to consider the perennial Pasture, Range and Forage Insurance,…

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NEW SARG™-42 SWEEP ACTION ROCK GRAPPLE

Worksaver, Inc. introduces the new 42” SARG™ (Sweep Action Rock Grapple) for mini skid steers / compact tool carriers for handling rocks, brush, logs, stumps, debris, scraps and more.  The patent pending design allows operators to sort large or small rocks and debris with just one tool. The front grapples operate in a sweeping action…

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