Archive for 2017

Dewormer Dilemma

The benefits of deworming your cattle are well known: increased weight gains and breeding efficiency, reduced pasture contamination, improved immune status and more.  But it’s not as easy to know which deworming product to use. “To reap these benefits and reduce the risk of resistance, it’s critical to use the most effective product at the…

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An Increase In Beef Cows Requires Cropland

By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist Current industry thoughts would indicate that the beef cow herd is expanding, but the question is, “Where?” As cattle numbers expand, one needs to ponder where and then how. Ultimately, cattle need land, and regardless of where one goes, land is a precious commodity. Competition is tough, and crop production…

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Full-Page Ad In USA Today Takes On Humane Society Of The United States

After the release of a highly successful Super Bowl ad, HumaneWatch.org, a project of the nonprofit Center for Consumer Freedom, is upping the ante with a full-page ad in today’s USA Today highlighting the shady practices and unethical behavior of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). View the ad here: http://bit.ly/2kV5xqe Posing the question “which headlines are fake news regarding the Humane…

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Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting Set For March 7, Dixon

Illinois cattlemen and cattlewomen will have the opportunity to hear from several experts at the 2017 Illinois Cattle Feeders meeting. The meeting will be held March 7 at Sauk Valley Community College just outside of Dixon, Illinois. The seminar will be begin at 9:00 a.m. and conclude at 3:30 p.m. “This meeting is a must-attend…

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BCI Pregnancy Analytics App: How Is The Data Used?

By Dr. Bob Larson The BCI Pregnancy Analytics App was released in the fall of 2016 and is being used by veterinarians and beef producers to enhance monitoring and evaluating cowherd breeding season success. Veterinarians know that being able to visualize the percentage of a cowherd that becomes pregnant each 21-days of the breeding season…

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Bio-Vet Introduces Five New Products

Bio-Vet, Inc. introduces five new products for livestock producers. BYCEPS™ Paste – A new paste formulation of Calf BYCEPS™ B milk additive for neonatal calves, BYCEPS Paste is a nutritional/microbial supplement for calves at arrival, prior to and during routine stress-related outbreaks. Available in user-friendly 80-milliliter dial-a-dose tubes. ‘O’ Pecti-Cap™ Jr. capsules provide nutritional support…

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Factors Affecting Bred Cow Value

By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist Bred cows vary in value according to a number of factors including age; quality; weight; stage of gestation; hide color; time of year and location.  Research at Oklahoma State University has examined 15 years of auction data in Oklahoma to determine the impact of these…

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Don’t Buy Trouble

By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist “Biosecurity” is a term that was used extensively after 9-11.  Outbreaks of foot and mouth disease and B.S.E. in Europe had everyone in the livestock industries in America cautious.. “Biosecurity” is actually just a fancy way of saying “common sense” as it refers to preventing disease…

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Billion With A “B”

Angus producers knew they could create a brand of beef that would sell millions of pounds in a year. But more than a billion? Let’s not get carried away, the organizers would have said. Yet upon reflection, some might have wondered. That year has come and gone now. The Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand’s 38th…

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Spring Ranch Management University Set For April 3-7 In College Station

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Ranch Management University will be offered April 3-7, said Dr. Larry Redmon, Texas A&M University soil and crop sciences associate department head and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service program leader, College Station. Ranch Management University is held each spring and fall at the G. Rollie White Visitors’ Center, 7707…

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