Livestock

The Centerpiece of Christmas is the Stable

Thank God for livestock at the time of the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! With the stench of the election still blowing in the wind, Christmas comes as a breath of fresh air. Like that of cleaning the barn and refurbishing it with the amenities of golden...

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When the Farm and Ranch Economy are at Stake

Commodity prices are on the decline and will probably continue on that path until the election is over. But what will happen after the election – will there be more of the same or will there be change? With the recent forecast of U.S. farm incomes hitting their lowest...

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How the County Fair Influenced My Life

North Dakota’s Burke County Fair celebrated its 100th year with their “Biggest show on earth” in June. The celebration coincided with an all Flaxton, North Dakota, school reunion, so it was well-attended and enjoyed by all. The Burke County fair was my second home;...

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No-Bull Enterprises Introduces New Callicrate PRO Bander

No-Bull Enterprises is proud to introduce the next generation Callicrate Bander – the Callicrate PRO Bander™.   It is the most advanced tool of its kind, thanks in part to the use of CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing). “We eliminated...

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Who Are You Following? | Pony Tales by Ponty

As the judge lines them up, from top to bottom, someone from the crowd was heard to say, “Which end is which?” That’s how confusing livestock judging has become. From the heartland of America, people have made their voices heard, and yet there are those that want to...

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Livestock Judges and Politicians Competency Matters

Don’t settle for just anyone – your future, the future of the industry, and the future of our country is on the line. There are a lot of similarities in the decision making process of selecting a livestock judge or the next President of the United States. In either...

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Help End-Of-Season Calves Build Immediate Immunity

Beef calves born late in the season run a higher risk of developing scours; help boost their immune system. Newborn calves are immediately exposed to diseases lurking in the environmental, especially towards the end of the calving season. After weeks of heavy use,...

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Election Year Jitters: Why This Year Really Matters

Unlike other facets of agriculture, livestock producers seem to have no one representing them in Washington D.C. If they do, they aren’t very effective—not even being heard. Livestock producers have more rules and regulations than most any other industry while the...

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Monitoring Nutrient Status of Cows

Managing cows through the winter presents unique challenges–especially when snow covers most of the east and midwest, explained Adele Harty, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist.  "Cows oftentimes receive supplemental feed to meet their nutrient...

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BVD Forum Helps Producers Save Money, Save Cows

The National Institute for Animal Agriculture plans to host a one-day forum for beef producers and veterinary practitioners on handling the disease.   This is an important symposium as BVD is extremely problematic and costly for both beef and dairy producers. BVD...

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