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Johnston: Bogus Brazilian Beef

February 27, 2020

On Friday, February 21st, the United States officially reopened its border to fresh Brazilian beef exports. This decision was justified by the U.S. government on the basis that Brazilian beef and cattle are cheaper to...


Letter to the Editor: A Squandered Opportunity

April 2, 2020

During the week of March 23rd, Ethan Lane, Vice President of Government Affairs at NCBA, appeared on CNBC for an interview to discuss the current state of the cattle markets. The anchor started by asking,...




Horses: COVID-19 Precautions

March 20, 2020

If the growing COVID-19 situation has you stressed, thank your lucky stars that you have horses in your life. The great outdoors – and more specifically, the barn – is a good place to be...


Agriculture Producers Eligible for Paycheck Protection Program

April 3, 2020

On April 2, the Department of Treasury (Treasury) and Small Business Administration (SBA) released an interim final rule on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and agricultural producers are eligible to participate in the program. “We’re...





Assisting the bonding process between cow and calf

December 20, 2011

After a cow gives birth, she starts sniffing and licking her newborn calf. In this bonding process, she learns to recognize her calf, and commits to caring for it and protecting it. Her actions are...


Struggling cattle industry seeks solutions

April 3, 2020

Almost 150 members of Congress asked U.S. Ag Secretary Sonny Perdue, on April 1, to help deliver subsidy assistance to cattle producers via the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Stabilization (CARES) Act recently signed by...



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...


How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves

May 15, 2012

Newborn calves can develop infection due to bacteria that proliferate rapidly in the gut and produce toxins. If this condition is not treated quickly and reversed, toxins get into the bloodstream and the calf goes...



Cowboy Billy Sherman

April 7, 2020

Born to E.E. and Winifred Kate Sherman at Alice, TX on May 15, 1894, William Elmer Sherman‘s father died soon thereafter, and by the age of 3 he was gone from Texas. His mother found...



The true grit of Amberley Snyder

February 26, 2019

A movie is about to be released might give you the inspiration to push ahead with your dreams. Your heart might skip a beat as you watch a beautiful blond paraplegic strapped to her saddle...



Genetic mutation found in Simmental, Angus breeds

November 19, 2015

Simmental breeders noticed something odd about some of their calves. After several American Simmental Association members reported calves born having eyes with pale blue irises around the pupil with a tan periphery and black coats...