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Our world continues to change at an increasing rate. The goal of this article is to identify challenges and opportunities facing agriculture and their impacts on your leadership and management of your beef production business.

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Now that Republicans control the Senate, the question arises whether this will result in tax reform or at least impact how the IRS conducts its business.

Top aides to the president have made the IRS hostile turf to honest taxpayers.

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Recent research has demonstrated the effectiveness of high-fat diets for horses. Although such diets may be bad for humans, fat is an important, safe and efficient energy source for horses. This article will clarify how to take advantage of recent research findings on high-fat diets.

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Editor’s note: This is the second in a two-part series.

In Part I (click here to read), we discussed dystocia in cattle and the importance of determining presentation, position and posture of the fetus when attempting to provide assistance.

In Part II, we review guidelines for determining when it is appropriate to apply traction to assist with delivery and discuss obstetrical techniques designed to minimize injury during the fetal extraction process.

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“As we continue to do PAP testing, there are also research groups here at CSU and at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee who continue to look at genetic aspects,” Dr. Tim Holt says. “This is promising, and we hope to be able to use a blood test in the near future to check for genetic susceptibility."

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It is a common misconception that congestive heart failure in cattle is a disease unique to high altitude, according to researchers from Colorado State University and Texas Tech University.

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