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‘No foot, no horse’: equine foot care “No foot, no horse,” is the old saying. A horse is only as sound as his feet. Read the Full Story
Necropsy a tool to improve herd, operation health
An unexpected death on a cattle operation is burdensome to beef producers.
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Formal horsemanship training makes the job easier
If you were raised on a ranch, you probably don’t remember learning to ride a horse.
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Preventing equine diseases important to longevity on ranch
On many ranches, the horse is a valued member of the workforce.
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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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Cargill to close Milwaukee beef harvest facility PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 31 July 2014 08:41

Cargill has announced it will close its Milwaukee, Wisconsin, beef harvest facility, which employs approximately 600 people, effective at the close of business, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014.

Speaker says public wants trust in animal welfare, not data PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 28 July 2014 01:37

David DaleyThe ag industry has reason to rely on science to find its solutions for production, but don’t expect the public to always trust that research.

Preconditioning maximizes calf health, well-being and value PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 23 July 2014 12:22

Today’s tight cattle supplies and record-high prices have created a value in calves that has never been imagined before. Protecting this valuable asset through sound health management has never made more sense or been relatively more affordable than it is now.

UNL study: Zilmax shows no health detriment effects on cattle health PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 22 July 2014 11:13

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 (USDA-ARS).

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.



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