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  • Aug 1, 2013

    Beef Industry Faces A Dilemma Over Use Of Beta-Agonists 10

    The issue of beta-agonists, as well as hormones, isn’t a simple one as there also are consumer perception issues, trade issues, and quality concerns as well, associated with their use....More
  • getting the most money for your calves
    Jul 30, 2013

    How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves 2

    Preconditioning's greatest value is in retaining ownership of the calves to the feedlot. In fact, CattleFax reports that retained ownership pays in most years, particularly if your calves’ health and genetics are better than average....More
  • withdrawal guidelines for food animal drugs
    Jun 25, 2013

    A Guide To Understanding Animal Drug Withdrawal Times 2

    The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) sets slaughter withdrawal times for approved food animal drugs. Let’s discuss the work that goes into ensuring their safety....More
  • animal welfare & cow-calf health are major beef industry issues
    May 29, 2013

    Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon

    We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels as well. We shouldn’t expect these problems to go away anytime soon, so I strongly encourage beef producers to accept the challenge and face them as only we can do....More
  • May 8, 2013

    MicroBeef Technologies Will Introduce Computerized Stethoscope For Cattle 1

    Mark Shaw, MicroBeef Technologies/MWI Veterinary Supply Inc., talks about a revolutionary new digital lung-scoring system called Whisper, a computerized stethoscope that allows targeted treatment of bovine respiratory disease in cattle....More
  • May 7, 2013

    Three Lessons Learned From Past FMD Outbreaks

    The U.S. can benefit from the misfortunes of other countries as they have dealt with foot and mouth disease. By analyzing what went right and what went wrong, U.S. animal health officials can better plan, prepare and train for a possible outbreak here....More
  • weaning baby calves
    May 5, 2013

    The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

    I often hear that farmers and ranchers are the nation’s original champions of animal welfare, and I believe it. But, if you’re not weaning and castrating your calves before you sell them, you can’t wear the animal welfare ribbon....More
  • Apr 28, 2013

    8 FMD Prevention Tips For Your Ranch

    What if a cattle disease outbreak happened in the U.S.? Is your herd safe? Annette Jones, California state veterinarian, explains some simple biosecurity measures cattlemen can take to ensure their animals remain healthy during a cattle disease outbreak like foot and mouth disease....More

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