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Advanced planning can help producers minimize the loss of animal lives and the health problems associated with all disasters. Due to the vulnerability of Louisiana to hurricanes and their potential to cause widespread damage due to high winds and flooding, hurricane preparedness is essential. And much of the disaster preparation for hurricanes will also help prepare for other disasters, such as fire, hazardous material spills, animal disease outbreaks, etc. It must be stressed that although help may be available from many sources following a disaster, producers themselves are ultimately responsible for the welfare of their animals and should prepare accordingly. Well in advance of a potential disaster situation, producers should evaluate their herd health programs with their veterinarian. Cattle that undergo evacuation either before or after a disaster will be stressed and are likely to be commingled with other cattle. Herd biosecurity will be breached, which makes increasing herd immunity imperative. Pneumonia and abortions should be anticipated and can be minimized with proper herd nutrition and vaccinations. Animal identification is also important. If cattle get evacuated and commingled, or escape and are later captured, it�s essential to be able to identify the herd of origin through brands or tags. Many cattle look alike, and plain numbered dangle tags and tattoos can be duplicated. So if cattle aren�t branded, producers should identify the farm or ranch on the dangle tag or tattoo, or use electronic identification that is unique to each individual animal. Pictures and/or videos of cattle may also help identify cattle later. ...more

 

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HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- CONSUMER IMPLICATIONS GROW WITH CARCASS SIZE
For as much as steaks bolster carcass value and consumer beef demand, their growing size is costing the industry lots of jingle.
ANGUS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF VERIFIED BEEF
American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program.
INAUGURAL GENETIX CATTLE PLUS SALE HELD
Eighty-nine registered buyers from 14 states made their way to Grantville, Ga. for the inaugural Genetix Cattle Plus Sale hosted by The Oaks Farm.
NCBA LEADERS CALL FOR REPEAL OF FEDERAL ESTATE TAX
You cannot blame folks in Washington, D.C. for misconstruing how the U.S. Tax code impacts agricultural producers. With the number of Americans directly involved in agriculture at historic lows, the voices of farmers and ranchers are often missing in national tax policy debates.
DEMAND STRONG AT CIRCLE A ANGUS FALL SALE
Circle A Angus Ranch, headquartered in Iberia, Mo., was proud to host their 11th annual Fall Bull & Heifer sale in conjunction with the Dispersal of their Spring-calving Registered cowherd offering 647 head sold on October 21st. The demand for all classes of cattle was strong and prices were very steady.
FORAGE ANALYSIS CAN BE VALUABLE TO OPERATION
Focusing on pasture and grazing management is undoubtedly one of the most economical means of extending the grazing season and decreasing hay feeding requirements.
CHAMPIONS NAMED AT THE AMERICAN ROYAL GELBVIEH SHOW
The Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show at the 2017 American Royal took place on Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the American Royal Complex in Kansas City, Mo. Brigham Stewart, Washington, Kansas, evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle.
BLACK INK -- DON'T MISS THE MIRACLES
After a couple of licks, the baby calf got up, wobbled ever so slightly and then confidently turned its attention to nursing.

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These are a few of the topics being discussed on the Q&A Boards.
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Thawing semen
by Bright Raven (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:47:09 GMT+5)
Jeanne - Simme Valley wrote:That's the thing, I'm 90% sure he is in the uterus, he goes thru the 3 rings.
Now this is going to sound dumb, can you position the gun, take your arm out & someone else goes in to feel that it is in the right place? Wouldn't that be difficult to keep the gun in the same position while switching arms - cow moves??

They do it in the classes but those poor cows have been through such an ordeal after 2 days, they don't move. But yes. Our instructors would check us in that manner. It does not work everytime. If the cow or heifer is nervous, not going to work.



Pecans?
by TexasBred (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:44:43 GMT+5)
Brute 23 wrote:Shell #1 of pecans and let us know what the meat weighs. I would be curious to know what the better value is... or at least how much I'm paying for shelling.
Brute you know you'll always come up short on weight when you shell your own because you'll eat about half of what you shell out.



Any HVAC people on here?
by CottageFarm (Posted Sat, 16 Dec 2017 13:43:46 GMT+5)
That, or fabricate your own plenum (box) with sheet metal and as many outlet holes that you want for duct.




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