Bovine Veterinarian
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Cattle inventory report shows contraction in 2013
BQA Certification offer for beef and dairy producers
Texas tech plans mini symposium on beta agonists
York earns Dairy Beef Quality Assurance award
Boiling down heifer selection
Calf starter for earlier rumen development
Four Beef Quality Assurance awards presented
TAHC adopts new trace, trich and tick rules
Keep your top performers
Cattle Fax — weather outlook positive
Cattle inventory report shows contraction in 2013
As expected, U.S. cattle inventories shrank again during 2013, although heifer numbers suggest a shift toward expansion. All cattle and calves in the United States as of January 1, 2014 totaled 87.7 million head, 2 percent below the 89.3 million on January 1, 2013, according to USDA’s Cattle report released on January 31. This is the lowest January 1 inventory of all cattle and calves since the 82.1 million on hand in 1951. Read More
BQA Certification offer for beef and dairy producers
Are you doing your part for the beef industry by earning your BQA certification? Well, if you aren’t certified, have we got a deal for you! Read More
Texas tech plans mini symposium on beta agonists
Texas Tech University will host a half-day symposium on beta agonists and animal welfare on Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2014 at the Texas Tech Club. The event is sponsored in part by Elanco Animal Health and Merck Animal Health and the Laboratory of Animal Behavior, Physiology and Welfare at Texas Tech University. Read More
Keith York York earns Dairy Beef Quality Assurance award
Keith York, Merry-Water Farms of Lake Geneva, Wis. received the 2014 Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (DBQA) award. Watch Video
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Boiling down heifer selection
During the opening evening of Cattlemen’s College at the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville on Monday, Dr. Jerry Lipsey outlined some basic criteria for selecting replacement females that will contribute to productivity and profitability in the herd. Read More
Calf starter for earlier rumen development
The diet of preweaned calves has a tremendous impact on rumen development. University of Kentucky researchers explain why. Read More
 
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Four Beef Quality Assurance awards presented
This week, two producers were honored with the checkoff’s annual national Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) and Dairy Beef Quality Assurance (DBQA) awards, created to recognize outstanding beef and dairy producers from across the country who incorporate BQA principles as part of the day-to-day activities on their operations. Read More
TAHC adopts new trace, trich and tick rules
The Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) recently held a regularly scheduled Commission meeting on January 14, 2014, at its Austin office. Read More
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Keep your top performers
Managers can have the biggest influence on employee engagement. It’s been said that employees typically don’t leave the company, they leave their managers. Read More
Cattle Fax — weather outlook positive
Speaking at his 34th annual Cattle Fax outlook seminar at the Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville Wednesday, Creighton University professor Art Douglass, PhD, said a developing El Nino pattern spells good news for North American weather conditions and crop production. Read More
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