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Age of accountability

Sep 01, 2015 by Drovers
Upcoming enactment of the VFD rule will bring increased veterinarian accountability and critical attention to medicated-feed labels.

Photo of the day: Glamour shot

Aug 31, 2015 by Drovers
Happie sure does know how to pose for a camera-- this little lady took quite the glamour shot. See more photos from Schmaltz Cattle Co by following Britni @therockiin.a.way.

Tick bite causes red meat allergy

Aug 31, 2015 by Drovers
A simple tick bite may be causing life-threatening allergies to beef and pork. One Missouri man found himself suffering anaphylaxis after eating a hot roast beef sandwich, reports Meryl Lin McKean for Fox4 Kansas City.

Growing bred replacement heifers

Aug 31, 2015 by Glen Selk
Bred replacement heifers that will calve in January and February need to continue to grow and maintain body condition. Ideally, two year old heifers should be in a body condition score 6 at the time that their first ca

Where are gasoline prices headed?

Aug 31, 2015 by Scott Irwin
Crude oil prices have once again been making headlines, dipping into the upper $30s and lower $40s per barrel. In an article last week (farmdoc daily, August 19, 2015), it was shown that real (inflation-adjusted) prices

Estate Planning: How to get started

Aug 28, 2015 by SDSU iGrow
Daunting is one way to describe estate planning, said Heather Gessner, SDSU Extension Livestock Business Management Field Specialist. "This is one reason farm families have avoided implementing a plan for their farms an

JBS plant to expand

Aug 27, 2015 by Drovers
JBS Hyrum will be seeing it's largest expansion when it adds two new buildings to it's plant, adding more than 191,000 square feet. The expansion will add a distribution center and fabrication floors to increase product

Testing hay can save supplement dollars

Aug 26, 2015 by Drovers
Forage analysis can be a useful tool to remove some of the mystery concerning the hay that producers will feed this winter. Testing the grass hays this year for protein and energy content will help the producer design w