Category Archives: Animal Health

Check the quality of the water

Keeping good fresh and clean water in available to them at all times…seems like a no-brainer to me. — jtl Photo: by Roy Lewis via Canadian Cattlemen Close attention to water quality can result in far better gains and health … Continue reading

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Has the anti-livestock camp gone too far?

Most cattle producers won’t read the “Chain Reaction” report once they see the authors—Friends of the Earth, the Natural Resource Defense Council and Consumer Union are three of the primary groups issuing the report. Not only are they advocate groups, they … Continue reading

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How an HSUS employee scandal reveals incompetency of animal rights organization

An employee of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) has been accused of embezzling more than $31,000 in funds from donors. What’s worse is how HSUS manages the money it receives from well-intentioned animal lovers. $31,175 is peanut … Continue reading

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Mystery Saiga Antelope Die-Off Stumps Scientists

A month ago, Kazakhstan was home to 250,000 saigas. The population was considered a conservation success story. Now, the United Nations has confirmed that 120,000 saigas are dead, and the number may continue to rise. Must be Global Warming, don’t … Continue reading

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Fly control methods for spring grazing cattle

Personally, I use Spalding Labs’ Fly Predators around the horse barn and have had good results. It works like this: They determine for how many months you will need to receive predator larva from your zip code. Then once a … Continue reading

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Looking for ways to manage the pain

Back in the Go-Go days of the Tax Shelter Cowboy (early 70s) the “thing to do” was buy light cattle in the deep South and truck them to California to winter grass and feedlots. These cattle were spindly, sickly and … Continue reading

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10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape

By  Amanda Radke in BEEF Daily First-calf heifers require special management to maintain body condition score, grow a healthy calf, and breed back. Here are 10 tips for keeping first-calf heifers in tip-top shape. Calving season is underway for many ranchers. In … Continue reading

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Do You Know Poop? How to Properly Evaluate Manure

The common cow pie can tell you a lot if you are willing to “listen.” Via High Pro Feeds One question that I get from cattle producers this time of the year is, “How good is this grass we have … Continue reading

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Canada Confirms Case of Mad Cow Disease

by David Ljunggren  via NorthernAg.net OTTAWA (Reuters) – Canada, a major exporter of beef, said on Friday it had found a case of mad cow disease in a beef cow in the province of Alberta, the first in the country since … Continue reading

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No More Poison – Life Without De-Wormers

By Joe Camp via The Soul of a Horse When we began this journey with horses, now a whopping eight years ago, we were told to de-worm our horses regularly. Some said every six weeks. Every horse. “Isn’t that stuff … Continue reading

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