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Leading farm-ranch employees seminars set at O’Neill, Valentine, North Platte

Finding and hiring the right person for a position starts first with clearly identifying the role and responsibilities this person will have. Photo credit Troy Walz.   Lincoln, Neb. — Finding, hiring and retaining quality employees are major challenges for agricultural business in Nebraska. Competition for the available workforce comes from area industries, and the…

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BQA Certification Course @ Mitchell

BROOKINGS, S.D. – To help beef producers meet Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification expectations, SDSU Extension will host an in-person BQA certification course on Thursday, November 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Technology Center Amphitheater at Mitchell Technical Institute (MTI) in Mitchell. SDSU Extension has collaborated with MTI’s animal science program to offer…

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All antibiotics for livestock will soon require a vet’s prescription

Courtesy of Texas A & M AgriLife   Cattle, and all other livestock, will soon require a vet’s prescription for injectable antibiotics. (AgriLife Extension photo ) No longer will producers who need injectable antibiotics for their cattle be able to just grab them at their local feed store or order them online. The Texas A&M…

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Cattle Saliva, More Than Just Spit

By : Steve Boyles, OSU Beef Extension Specialist Ruminants secret enormous quantities of saliva from eight types of glands. The secretions are serous (watery), mucus or mixed. The mixed secretions are weakly buffered while the others are strongly buffered with bicarbonate and phosphate. Saliva moistens and lubricates food and assists in masticating (chewing) and swallowing.…

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Foodservice Directors Learn About Ranching And Beef Sustainability

Courtesy of kla.org   The Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute and Housing and Dining Services hosted a Beef Sustainability Summit October 14-16 in Manhattan. The checkoff-funded tour and educational sessions targeted the sizable market segment of onsite foodservice, which includes university and healthcare foodservice directors. Throughout the tour, beef industry experts provided up-to-date information…

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