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Reaching out to Hispanic employees
Several of my previous columns have emphasized the importance of taking the time to get to know your employees and train them, with the growth in the number of Hispanic employees of Mexican or Central and South American descent now utilized as part of our agricultural workforce.
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Sanitation of facilities, vehicles as part of a biosecurity plan
Biosecurity is a combination of many practices related to the protection of the agricultural industries.
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Good stockmanship requires the right attitude
Stockmanship can be defined as the art and science of handling cattle in a proper manner.
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Efficient by design: The power of prevention
Preventing respiratory disease at cow-calf level leads to industry efficiencies
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ATVs fill the role of ranch workhorse
Operating them safely ensures owners, employees and cattle benefit from their use
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Sparrowk Livestock builds commitment to conservation
Raising and feeding cattle in an environmentally friendly way while operating efficiently and profitably is no easy task.
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UNL study: Zilmax shows no health detriment effects on cattle health PDF Print E-mail

The cattle feed additive Zilmax has no noticeable detrimental effect on cattle health or well-being, according to research by scientists from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service.

Leachman patent lawsuit stirs debate at BIF PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:44

A civil lawsuit filed in April by Leachman Cattle of Colorado and Verified Beef against the American Simmental Association (ASA) sparked new debate at the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Symposium held June 19, in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Is the U.S. prepared for Foot-and-Mouth Disease? PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 July 2014 10:58

The U.S. has almost forgotten about Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), said Bill Barton, Idaho state veterinarian. But because of the USDA’s recent proposal to allow importation of fresh (chilled or frozen) beef from certain regions in Brazil, FMD was a topic presented at the Idaho Cattle Association Summer Round-Up, held June 24 and 25 in Idaho Falls.

Cattle numbers are tight across North America PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 30 June 2014 09:17

Record high feeder cattle prices leave no doubt that U.S. feeder cattle supplies are extremely tight. On Jan. 1, estimated feeder supplies were down 2.7 percent over the previous year amid indications of heifer retention.

What are ‘ag gag’ laws? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 25 June 2014 08:45

Recently, farm protection statutes, known in the media as “ag gag” laws, have been in the news across America. The details of each law vary by state, but they generally prohibit a person from taking unauthorized photography or videos of an agricultural operation, making doing so a criminal misdemeanor offense.

Rangeland monitoring: The key to proper management PDF Print E-mail

Extension officials with the University of Idaho share insight on how to properly monitor rangeland through the use of digital cameras and routine inspections.




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