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  • Mar 10, 2015
    press release

    2014 Hereford dams, sires of distinction announced

    It’s a list of the best of the best in the Hereford breed, and attaining such recognition takes years of hard work. Yet, 2,499 Hereford cows from 724 Hereford performance herds in 42 states earned the honor of being named a 2014 Dam of Distinction by the American Hereford Association (AHA). For 34 years Rausch Herefords, Hoven, S.D., has led Hereford breeders with the most cows qualifying as Dams of Distinction. With 401 cows recognized, South Dakota is the top state again this year....More
  • Mar 2, 2015
    press release

    Merial challenges producers with LONGRANGE guarantee

    Cattle prices are up, it’s rained in some places where rain has been scarce of late, and everything is looking up. No worries, right? Just because the cattle business is in a period of high prices doesn’t mean you can let management basics slide. Production risks are still all too real, and tight management means higher profits....More
  • Feb 23, 2015
    press release

    What you need to know about BRD

    It’s costly, it’s constant and it’s a bad deal all the way around. Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), which is a general term that covers a number of different pathogens that affect cattle respiratory health a number of different ways, is the most common disease among feedlot cattle in the United States, accounting for approximately 75% of feedlot morbidity and 50% to 70% of all feedlot deaths. It’s estimated that BRD costs producers up to $900 million annually.1  ...More
  • Feb 23, 2015
    press release

    Prepare now for a successful calving season

    Winter will come to an end. Really. And when the cold goes away and the snow starts to melt, cattle producers will need to keep a sharp eye on not just their pastures, but their calves. According to Vaughn Holder, Alltech beef specialist, developing a spring calving program does not have to be complicated, just compatible with the herd. Holder suggests the following management practices for a successful spring calving season:...More
  • Feb 19, 2015
    press release

    Vaccine approved for extended BVD respirtory disease protection

    Ask most veterinarians to take the long list of the beef cattle diseases they’re concerned about and cull it down to a short list, and bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) will be compete for the top two or three spots. That’s because BVD can affect your cattle in so many different ways—not the least of which is respiratory disease. And that’s before you consider the persistently infected (PI) problem....More
  • Feb 16, 2015
    press release

    Hepper, Pinegar receive Limousin recognition

    Wayne Hepper of Flying O Ranch, Bismarck, N.D., was honored as the North American Limousin Foundation Commercial Producer of the Year. The award was presented to Hepper and his wife, Jane, at the annual membership banquet January 12 in Denver, Colo....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Voting now open for 2015 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame

    Many decisions that a beef producer makes in the daily pursuit of getting the job done are difficult. Tough decisions are, as all producers know, just a part of what it means to be in the cattle business. But when looking at the line-up of nominees for the 2015 Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame, the concept of a tough decision takes on a whole new meaning. Indeed, this year’s line-up of nominees is a who’s who of the industry, and choosing between them won’t be easy....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Bull selection webinar scheduled for Feb. 19

    Here’s your chance to get tips, advice and a lot of genetic information from three beef breed geneticists who have a background in the commercial and seedstock cattle industries, as well as a thorough understanding of the latest advancements in the use of genomically-enhanced EPDs and other progeny selection tools. And it’s coming to a computer near you....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Improve your feeding program with John Deere 900 Series Round Balers

    If you’re among the 90% of BEEF readers who, in a recent survey, said they grow their own forages to feed their livestock, then the quality of the hay you produce is important. That means it’s worth your time to kick a few tires when you’re buying hay equipment. For producers who bale silage or other forage for feed, John Deere has responded with the introduction of its 900 Series Round Balers. These pre-cutter-type round balers are ideal for producers who pre-process the forage, making it easier to mix or grind before feeding....More
  • Feb 12, 2015
    press release

    Availability limited for Vermeer Final Cut FPX9000 bale processor

    To paraphrase a very old, early rock-and roll song, you better hurry ‘cause they may not last. That’s because, while Vermeer will make its new bale processor available in 2015, only limited quantities will be available....More

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