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Vaccines no silver bullet but a good shot at disease control if you take careful aim
Those cows out in your pasture may not all be beauty queens. Some of them may be exasperating and a real a pain in the you-know-what.
But one thing’s for sure — they’re too darn valuable to let them die.
Veterinarians at last week’s Animal Health Day in Independence, Kan., discussed ways to keep that from happening.
- Will ‘canola belt’ expand east?
- Herd building requires cost strategy
- Economist talks GMO labeling at soybean expo
- Stellar performance by Sedgwick County 4-H’ers
- Vaccines no silver bullet but a good shot at disease control if you take careful aim
USDA reports on status of GE crops
Genetically engineered (GE) varieties with pest management traits became commercially available for major crops in 1996.
More than 15 years later, adoption of these varieties by U.S. farmers is widespread and U.S. consumers eat many products derived from GE crops — including corn-meal, oils, and sugars — largely unaware that these products were derived from GE crops.
- Everest still leads Kan. wheat acres
- Innovation, exports fuel soybean demand
- Seed legumes on snowy fields
- Palmer pigweed No. 1 ‘bad weed’ in Missouri
- USDA reports on status of GE crops
Anaplasmosis a stealthy profit-robber
For a disease that’s not contagious, anaplasmosis sure gets around.
Speaking to a whole passle of beef producers at last week’s Animal Health Day in Independence, Kan., K-State Veterinarian Larry Hollis urged area cattlemen to get the costly disease in their sights.
- Livestock indemnity program retro-funded to Oct., 2011
- Ark. cattle numbers up despite trend
- Champions picked at Kansas Angus Futurity Jr. Show
- Economics of early calf weaning
- Anaplasmosis a stealthy profit-robber
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Morris Co. woman advocates for agriculture
When Debbie Lyons-Blythe tells her story, there’s no question about authenticity — she is a cattlewoman-farm mom.
And, she’s the 2012 America’s Farmers Mom of the Year.
The White City, Kan., farm advocate kept 210 attendees’ complete attention during the 580 WIBW Farm Profit Conference last week at Paxico.
- Check tax laws on deferred grain sales
- Manure Expo to be held in Springfield
- Eldon Cole honored for 50 years with Extension
- Sheep and lamb inventory down 2%
- Morris Co. woman advocates for agriculture
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Fed survey suggests farmland ‘cooling’
Farmland markets in the middle of the country may have begun to cool, according to a survey of bankers in the Federal Reserve’s Tenth District.
The district includes Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wyoming, the northern half of New Mexico and the western third of Missouri.
- Price and the value of agricultural exports
- Farm bill synopsis:
- Farm bill plows under direct payments
- MU meats judging team has top 10 finish in Denver
- Fed survey suggests farmland ‘cooling’
Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter
A state senator is making a last-ditch plea for his bill that would require county voters to first approve any horse slaughtering facility before it could open.
- Treatments foals may need immediately after birth
- Missouri denies horse slaughter application
- Mo. company prepares to process horse meat
- EKHA horseman group honors golden anniversary
- Bill lets Oklahoma counties decide horse slaughter