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Recent Stories in Cattle Health

Livestock Forage Disaster Payment Calculator is now available for 2018

October 12, 2018 — The Livestock Forage Disaster Program provides assistance to producers for grazing losses caused by drought. Livestock producers in 10 North Dakota counties may be eligible for Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) payments because of drought in 2018. North Dakota State University has an Excel program

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Brucellosis infection reported in Park County

October 11, 2018 — Wyoming state veterinarian, Dr. Jim Logan, has been notified by the Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory and the National Veterinary Services Laboratory that there is a new case of Brucellosis in a cattle herd in Park County which is in the Wyoming Brucellosis Designated Surveillance Area.

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Today’s Ranch: Cell Grazing and Three Secrets for Increasing Profit

October 11, 2018 — Dave Pratt, an internationally-known grazing and sustainable ranching expert, will present a one-day pasture and ranch business management workshop in Big Timber, Mont., this month. Pratt is the owner of the Ranching for Profit schools and Ranch Management Consultants. The workshop will offer condensed versions

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South Dakota Per Pair and Yearling Monthly Pasture Rental Rates in South Dakota for 2018

October 11, 2018 — BROOKINGS, S.D. – Results from the 2018 SDSU South Dakota Farm Real Estate Survey are now available on iGrow.org. The 2018 data was collected throughout the state and shows rental rates for cow-calf pairs and yearlings. The 2018 cow-calf pair statewide weighted average was $48.41

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Braunvieh Performance on the Rail: Genetics for an increased ribeye area

October 9, 2018 — Braunvieh breeders know firsthand that Braunvieh-influenced cattle deliver on a host of profit drivers such as fertility, docility, feed efficiency and carcass merit. The breed has developed an especially sound reputation for carcass merit dating back to the 1980s when they first entered the United

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Is it sustainable?

October 9, 2018 — Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) programs over the past few decades have helped educate beef producers about cattle handling techniques and injection protocol. Producers take BQA certification classes to gain their BQA certification certificate. Shannon Williams, Lemhi County (Idaho) Extension Educator, says each state has its

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Certified Hereford Beef modifies its program marbling score specification

October 9, 2018 — KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Certified Hereford Beef® and the American Hereford Association (AHA) Board of Directors voted unanimously to modify the minimum marbling score requirement of the current Schedule G-10 for the Certified Hereford Beef brand. The minimum marbling score requirement will be modified

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Lone Creek Cattle Co.: Creating a common market for an uncommon breed, Piedmontese

October 3, 2018 — While many in the cattle business focus on producing the kind of cattle they like, one Nebraska operation is focusing on what the customer likes. Lone Creek Cattle Company is based in Lincoln, Nebraska with ranches situated in the western part of the state. The

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Livestock Risk Protection limits producers’ vulnerability to volatility of cattle market

October 3, 2018 — Insurance isn't intended to be a money-making scheme. It's intended to limit losses, in the event of a negative situation. Everyone pays for homeowners' insurance, but it's usually with the hope you don't need it. Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) plays the same role, but for

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The history of Irish Black & Red cattle

October 3, 2018 — Does line breeding pay? That was the question asked of Irish Black breed founder Maurice Boney for a Tri-State Livestock News article in 2011.  For Boney, the answer was an unequivocal "yes" — if done correctly.  "I've used line breeding, selecting the best of the

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A Few Thoughts on Marketing Cattle in a Changing Industry

October 3, 2018 — In today's world, there is no shortage of information and the beef industry is no exception.  If you are so inclined, or more importantly, if you have the time, you can watch markets all day long.  However, I know most ranchers don't do that, and

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Contract with the future: Hedging strategies help protect profit for cattle producers

October 3, 2018 — We've all heard the seasoned cattleman joke, "Just do the opposite of what I'm doing, and you'll make money."   While in real life the modest guy or gal is usually the one to listen to and learn from, the principle of "doing the opposite" is

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Protect the gut with Green Tea and Pomegranate

September 16, 2018 — As societal demands increase for livestock producers to reduce the use of antibiotics, so have the number of products hitting the shelves that aim to boost animal health, prevent disease and treat illnesses without antibiotics. On August 8, 2018, Precision Health Technologies, LLC, of Brookings,

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John Nalivka: A Few Thoughts – My take on the cattle cycle and next year’s tally

August 2, 2018 — Are cattle producers still expanding herds, liquidating or will the tally book at the beginning of 2019 just show the herd holding steady? How 2018 fits into the cattle cycle is important planning information for the entire beef supply chain. USDA released its mid-year cattle

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Cattle Futures 101: Fundamentals of Industry Marketing Tool Explained

August 1, 2018 — Today's cattlemen utilize a variety of different tools to be successful in the beef cattle business. From fencing pliers to genomic-enhanced EPDs for performance indicators, simple and complex tools of the trade help cattlemen complete the day's work and make decisions to increase profitability. One

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Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

July 25, 2018 — Foot rot is an infection that causes swelling, heat and inflammation between the toes of a cloven -hoofed animal, resulting in severe lameness. Nearly every cattle producer has seen this situation, finding an animal suddenly very lame. Dr. Bill Lias, Interstate Vet Clinic, Brandon, South

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Reduce heat stress in cattle

July 18, 2018 — This summer's high temperatures are taking their toll on humans and cattle. Extreme heat actually is a mix of temperature and humidity, and when both are high, the effort to stay cool can be stressful, according to Karl Hoppe, North Dakota State University Extension livestock

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MSU animal science professor uses genetics to find answers to dairy cattle disease questions

July 5, 2018 — BOZEMAN – An international team of scientists that includes a Montana State University animal geneticist may have discovered why some dairy cows get sick from a particular diet while others don't. The unique genetic makeup of a cow can influence the microbial populations that live

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Deaths of cattle found to be from anthrax

June 27, 2018 — Anthrax is responsible for the deaths of cattle in two different counties in South Dakota. According to the state veterinarian, Dustin Oedekoven, Dr. Dustin Oedekoven, eight cows died from a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory

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Anthrax kills 8 cows in Clark County, South Dakota

June 25, 2018 — Anthrax has been confirmed in South Dakota livestock for the first time this year. State Veterinarian Dr. Dustin Oedekoven has confirmed that 8 cows died from a herd of 87 unvaccinated cattle in Clark County. The Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory at SDSU confirmed

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