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During the summer months we often treat lame livestock. The effects of lameness may show itself by decreased fertility, weight loss, decreased performance, and increased labor and medicine costs. It has been estimated that 88 to 92% of lameness stems from the foot. Summer may be a prime time…

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering Oct. 23 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Hallettsville, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities, discuss issues facing cattle raisers a…

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Consumers will soon learn about the steps beef farmers and ranchers take to care for their animals and produce high quality beef in a new promotion and advertising campaign about the Beef Quality Assurance program. BQA trains farmers and ranchers on best practices and cattle management techn…

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Imagine turning the handle on the water faucet and nothing comes out. Reaching the scoop into the feedbag only to scrape the bottom and come up empty. Picking up the coffee pot to pour, but no liquid fills your cup.

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Kansas Livestock Association received the Don L. Good Impact Award during the recent Kansas State University Animal Sciences & Industry Family & Friends Reunion in Manhattan. Presented by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, a cohost of the event, the award recognizes a person or…

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The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association will host a ranch gathering Oct. 24 at the Luling Foundation in Luling, Texas. The event will provide an opportunity for local cattle producers to learn about TSCRA’s recent activities, discuss issues facing cattle raisers and connect wit…

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Not all heifers are created equal when it comes to making replacements for a beef cow herd. Some heifers make better cows than others.

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Loose mineral has definite advantages in your cow-calf enterprise. It is a cost-effective way to supplement your cow herd, ensuring they receive the nutrients they need. However, too few vitamins and minerals won’t get the job done; and too much of a good thing will cost you, the producer, m…

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Dairy producers can now enroll in the Dairy Margin Coverage for calendar year 2020. USDA’s Farm Service Agency recently opened signup for the program that helps producers manage economic risk brought on by milk price and feed cost disparities.

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The cattle industry is facing challenges and constraints as well as advantages pertaining to everything from trade issues to African Swine Fever to the recent Tyson plant fire. Derrell Peel, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension livestock marketing specialist, says the beef industr…

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Cattle buyers, a salebarn owner and a feed company owner—each have their own thoughts on what makes the best kind of cattle to go on to the feedyard and eventually be on consumers’ plates. A few of them opened up during the Bringing Top Dollar panel at the Cattle U event Aug. 1 at the United…

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The Kansas Livestock Association, founded in 1894, is celebrating its 125th birthday in 2019. Association members will celebrate this milestone in conjunction with its 107th annual KLA Convention and 48th Trade Show, December 4 to 6 in Wichita.

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Cattle producer record-keeping can be improved and simplified through the Redbook, a pocket-sized recordkeeping tool from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Made available yearly for more than three decades, NCBA’s 2020 edition helps cattle producers effectively and efficiently recor…

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Cowboys and cowgirls from Haywire Cattle Company of El Dorado won two events and placed in another to win the Kansas Championship Ranch Rodeo recently in Medicine Lodge. This is the second consecutive year Haywire has won the Kansas event. Haywire was the reserve champion team at the 2018 Wo…

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After nearly two years of planning, development and implementation of a cattle disease traceability infrastructure, CattleTrace is inviting all beef industry stakeholders to attend the first-ever CattleTrace Industry Symposium on Nov. 22, 2019, in Manhattan, Kansas, at the Kansas State Unive…

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In Iowa, horse ownership is big business, with nearly 55,000 horses, ponies, mules and donkeys on more than 9,000 farms. The state’s total annual sales of equine was $19.7 million, ranking Iowa 11th in the nation as reported by the United States Department of Agriculture’s 2017 Census of Agr…

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In addition to learning to shear in a hands-on manner, the upcoming shearing schools offer teaching on equipment, animal welfare and staying in shape for the physically demanding task. Equipment is usually supplied, but students are encouraged to bring any equipment they have, as well.

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The Kansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Organization for Competitive Markets raised concerns Oct. 9 in a press release that the Kansas Livestock Association and the Kansas Beef Council have been “collecting and expending $10 million per year in violation of state and federal law.”

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The Kansas Beef Council recently hosted education and media training workshops for students enrolled in dietetic internship programs at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City and Kansas State University in Manhattan. More than 30 dietetic interns and faculty members participa…

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Winter feeding of cattle is a necessary part of nearly all cow-calf operations. The feeding site is the area that a producer will feed the cattle regularly, providing hay and sometimes grain or other supplements to provide the nutrients cattle need.

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The New Civil Liberties Alliance recently filed a complaint with the District Court of Wyoming against the United States Department of Agriculture and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, as well as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and USDA Administrator for APHIS Kevin Shae.…

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National Pork Producers Council members attended a legislative fly-in during mid-September, and recently shared their thoughts on a variety of subjects.

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,396 head of livestock. Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community se…

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The Extreme Mustang Makeover is back in 2020 with an exciting tour lineup bringing the event to three cities across the United States, while continuing to deliver on its mission of finding homes for American mustangs.

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As of Sept. 1, there were 77.7 million hogs and pigs on U.S. farms, up 3 percent from September 2018, and up 3 percent from June 1, 2019, according to the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs report published recently by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.

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The 2019 Third Annual ABBA Bull Gain Test was recently concluded at Texana Feeders in Floresville, Texas, with a total of 47 purebred bulls from 18 breeders completing the 120-day test. All bulls were required to be registered with ABBA and have a current birth weight and birth weight expect…

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Winning exhibitors at the 87th Kansas Junior Livestock Show earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,3…

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The largest youth livestock show in Kansas featured 644 showmen from 94 counties, which exhibited 1,396 head of livestock. Kansas Junior Livestock Show winners earned auction premiums, while others were presented scholarships for excelling academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA Th…

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Zinpro Corporation, the industry leader in performance trace mineral nutrition for livestock, poultry, aquaculture and companion animals, recently announced that the 2019 Zinpro/Schugel Scholarship has been awarded to Tatum Odland, a University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine st…