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2009 CATTLEMEN INDEX

— ANIMAL HEALTH —

Mycotoxins in livestock feeds…………………………………………………… Jan…………. 30

Express vaccines on the traceability database…………………………….. Feb…………. 46

New vet on-call online service launched in Ontario……………………..Mar………….. 8

Think whole-herd vaccination……………………………………………………Mar………… 34

Researchers develop new BSE test for live animals………………………Mar………… 42

Reproductive prolapses in cattle………………………………………………..Apr…………. 27

Don’t forget to vaccinate bulls for BVD…………………………………….. May………… 14

Selecting the right antibiotic……………………………………………………. May………… 26

Tips on moving cattle from a pen checker………………………………….. Jun…………. 18

Foot rot…………………………………………………………………………………. Jun…………. 26

Pfizer Gold goes on BIXS…………………………………………………………. Jun…………. 32

Anaplasmosis found in Manitoba……………………………………………… Jun…………. 33

Bluetongue to drop from reportable to notifiable disease…………….Aug………… 40

Kidney disease in cattle is a quick fix……………………………………….. Sept………….. 8

Dealing with septic arthritis…………………………………………………….. Sept………… 10

Beef herd health visits……………………………………………………………. Sept………… 14

BRSV: Bovine respiratory syncytial virus……………………………………. Sept………… 16

Blue-green algae is a killer………………………………………………………. Sept………… 20

How to deal with pinkeye and related eye problems in cattle……… Sept………… 22

Pen checkers for hire………………………………………………………………. Sept………… 28

Symptom solvers for parasite problems…………………………………….. Sept………… 32

Why are those cattle scratching?……………………………………………… Sept………… 34

Vaccine focus of mycoplasma bovis conference……………………….Sept…………50

Making quarantine pay…………………………………………………………Oct………….18

Cleaning up the chronic pen……………………………………………….. Oct(2)…………8

The human-animal disease interface……………………………………… Nov…………46

Ontario wants more disease fighting power……………………………. Nov…………54

— Associations —

Is Alberta’s checkoff in play?…………………………………………………….. Jan…………… 4

Raised right campaign takes home the trophy……………………………. Jan…………. 38

Big screens being tested………………………………………………………….. Oct…………. 38

Verified Beef Production hits a wall……………………………………………Nov………….. 4

— Biosecurity —

Biosecurity, personal hygiene and training ensure beef safety……… May………… 39

— Breeding —

The problems and benefits of twins…………………………………………. JanCS……….. 12

Crossbreeding is all about hybrid vigour……………………………………. Feb…………. 12

New management tools for purebred breeders……………………………Apr…………. 42

A quick way to spot pregnant heifers……………………………………….Oct(2)……….. 28

What’s the best way to preg check cows?…………………………………..Nov………… 12

Matching up cow size and efficiency………………………………………….Nov………… 53

Tracking fetal development……………………………………………………….Dec…………. 10

Study says low RFI bulls sire feed-efficient calves………………………..Dec…………. 16

— Calving —

Tailoring birth weight in calves……………………………………………….. JanCS……….. 14

Identify and treat “at risk” calves……………………………………………. JanCS……….. 18

Vultures in the calving shed, the threat of zoonoses………………….. JanCS……….. 20

Saving calves that don’t breathe at birth………………………………….. JanCS……….. 22

Make the best use of calf hutches or creep areas………………………. JanCS……….. 24

Biosecurity……………………………………………………………………………. JanCS……….. 28

Two reproductive scene investigations…………………………………….. JanCS……….. 28

Check udder conformation…………………………………………………….. JanCS……….. 30

The uses and abuses of calf pullers………………………………………….. JanCS……….. 32

When we consider uterine amputation……………………………………. JanCS……….. 32

Facts about creep feeding………………………………………………………. JanCS……….. 34

Watch your nutrition pre-and post-calving………………………………. JanCS……….. 38

Maximizing calf and health survival………………………………………… JanCS……….. 44

Vaccinating calves for optimum immunity……………………………….. JanCS……….. 48

Seeking an ideal beef cow conformation…………………………………. JanCS……….. 52

Use of fetotomy……………………………………………………………………. JanCS……….. 54

Death by “too easy” a calving………………………………………………… JanCS……….. 56

Calving tips and tales…………………………………………………………….. JanCS……….. 58

— Economics —

Ontario cows net more calves outside in summer……………………….. Feb…………. 52

Cattle crush margins………………………………………………………………. Sept………… 59

The economics of change…………………………………………………………. Oct…………. 10

Feeding costs are larger than market loss………………………………….. Oct…………. 29

An overview of feedlot economics……………………………………………Oct(2)……….. 46

Here’s how a cattle feeder’s banker assesses risk…………………………Nov………….. 9

The economics of bale grazing………………………………………………….Nov………… 36

— Environment/Welfare —

Pasture pipelines put the water where you want it……………………… Jan…………… 8

Honouring the OH Ranch…………………………………………………………. Jan…………. 12

ALUS starts to catch on……………………………………………………………. Feb…………. 12

Low stress handling video goes online……………………………………….Mar………… 44

Cool and dry for the west…………………………………………………………Apr…………. 38

Keeping methane in check……………………………………………………….. Jun…………. 24

On our farms…we care…………………………………………………………….. Jun…………. 32

Preserving B. C. wetlands…………………………………………………………..Aug………… 16

Communication is the key to safety……………………………………………Nov………… 22

Alberta’s carbon offsets capture value……………………………………….Nov………… 28

— Equipment —

A post that works in unison with the wire………………………………….Apr…………. 22

Cows without fences……………………………………………………………… May………… 38

Home-built solar basics……………………………………………………………. Oct…………. 16

— Exports/Imports —

Export branding angers breeders………………………………………………. Jan…………. 40

Barriers to South Korean market explained……………………………….. Sept………… 45

Looking for good news on exports……………………………………………. Oct…………… 4

Supplying your own power………………………………………………………. Oct…………. 13

Rebuilding optimism in Canadian beef………………………………………. Oct…………. 24

Our main competitor in Japan is the Japanese beef industry………… Oct…………. 26

— Feeding —

Four new feed barley varieties for the west………………………………… Jan…………. 18

Ergot alert……………………………………………………………………………… Jan…………. 37

Corn harvesting costs compared………………………………………………. Jan…………. 40

Fertilizer Buddy takes off………………………………………………………….. Feb…………. 44

Prevent tetany problems…………………………………………………………. Sept………… 46

Go for nitrate-safe silage and greenfeed……………………………………. Oct…………. 38

Smartstax corn for 2010………………………………………………………….. Oct…………. 41

Alternative/emergency feeds for cattle……………………………………..Oct(2)……….. 18

Seed available for new cattle oat SO-1……………………………………..Oct(2)……….. 30

Move the cows not the feed……………………………………………………..Nov………… 54

— Forage —

Quality of life…………………………………………………………………………. Jan…………. 29

Let them eat weeds………………………………………………………………… Feb…………. 28

Custom grazing……………………………………………………………………….Mar………… 40

They graze wetlands in winter…………………………………………………..Apr…………. 12

The long and short of a pasture plan………………………………………….Apr…………. 16

Direct seed into fescue and perennial grass sod………………………. Apr…………24

Which winter annual produces the most beef?……………………….. Apr…………28

An Alberta voice for forage……………………………………………………….Apr…………. 38

Is molybdenum lurking in your forages?…………………………………… May………… 15

We run a grazing business………………………………………………………. May………… 20

Grazing cereal pastures………………………………………………………….. May………… 27

The benefits of stockpiled grass………………………………………………..Aug………… 26

Defining Holistic Management………………………………………………… Sept………… 38

Summer swath grazing shows potential…………………………………….. Oct…………… 8

Bale grazing — is it grazing?…………………………………………………… Oct…………. 20

Pros and cons of plastic, sisal and net wrap for bale grazing………… Oct…………. 22

Allan’s key insights………………………………………………………………….. Oct…………. 30

Grassland recovers slowly from leafy spurge invasion…………………. Oct…………. 39

What’s the BRIX level on that pasture?…………………………………….Oct(2)……….. 42

Make the most of a good thing — bale graze…………………………..Oct(2)……….. 44

You can’t swath graze here!……………………………………………………..Dec…………. 28

Cows are a tool……………………………………………………………………….Dec…………. 32

This prescribed burn gets a“B”grade so far………………………………. Dec…………… 4

— Identification —

Traceability kick starts in Alberta………………………………………………. Jan…………. 26

Traceability marching on…………………………………………………………..Mar………… 42

Why rush to mandatory traceability?………………………………………….Aug………….. 4

Beef industry gears up for traceability………………………………………..Aug………… 12

Australian traceability put to the test in Alberta…………………………..Nov………… 16

Saskatchewan will “pay to the brand” as of April 10……………………Nov………… 52

— Management —

Figure things out…………………………………………………………………….. Jan…………. 20

Managing pain during dehorning……………………………………………… Feb…………. 14

Cut energy costs — raise beef…………………………………………………..Mar………… 18

A new way to measure energy use…………………………………………….Mar………… 22

Hitting the bull’s eye on the wrong target…………………………………..Mar………… 28

Your business plan should match your mindset………………………….. May………… 22

Enhancing soil health……………………………………………………………… May………… 34

Recruiting in Australia……………………………………………………………… Jun…………. 14

Nutrient recycling — what bugs me…………………………………………. Jun…………. 20

Market yourself……………………………………………………………………….Aug………… 10

Stay flexible…………………………………………………………………………….Aug………… 18

Make good use of growth implants………………………………………….. Sept………… 41

Are you ready to handle the next drought?……………………………….Oct(2)……….. 14

I used to bale hay…now my cows graze through the winter………..Oct(2)……….. 26

Some organic beef on the side………………………………………………..Oct(2)……….. 32

Time of calving II — the finishing trail……………………………………..Oct(2)……….. 40

Succeeding at succession………………………………………………………….Nov………… 34

Implant audits help manage ear space……………………………………….Nov………… 44

Pasture calving fuels expansion…………………………………………………Dec…………. 20

What to put in a custom feeding agreement……………………………….Dec…………. 36

Think twice before shipping thin culls………………………………………..Dec…………. 47

— Marketing —

Grading change possible…………………………………………………………. Jan…………. 64

Feed grain acreage for 2009…………………………………………………….. Jan…………. 45

Educating consumers is part of their marketing plan…………………… Feb…………. 18

Working for a lunatic………………………………………………………………. Feb…………. 26

Ontario corn-fed beef gains wider appeal………………………………….. Feb…………. 44

Packaged marketing………………………………………………………………… Feb…………. 14

Spring Creek Ranch expanding to meet demand for branded beef…Mar………… 26

Barley outlook for 2009……………………………………………………………Mar………… 53

Canada Gold Beef takes the next step………………………………………..Apr…………. 30

Laura’s Lean back in Canada…………………………………………………….Apr…………. 39

Defending the cash market……………………………………………………… May………….. 8

Is your herd free of BVD?………………………………………………………… May………… 10

Cow marketing patterns unchanged…………………………………………. Jun…………. 32

Putting value into marketing…………………………………………………….Aug………… 20

Selling trust…………………………………………………………………………….Aug………… 24

Bow Sope has owners for customers………………………………………….Aug………… 27

Auction owners talk traceability………………………………………………..Aug………… 28

Commingling in Kawartha………………………………………………………..Aug………… 30

Atlantic stockyards enters year two……………………………………………Aug………… 32

Chute savvy for auction market staff………………………………………….Aug………… 34

Grading agency board rejects regulatory change…………………………Aug………… 40

Alberta fed-cattle price insurance now available ……………………….. Oct…………. 40

Canadian dollar stays firm……………………………………………………….. Oct…………. 46

Learning from Aussie beef marketing in Japan…………………………….Nov………… 18

Satisfying “buy local” markets………………………………………………….Dec ………… 38

— Meat/Packers —

Beef with an Austrian flavour…………………………………………………… Jan…………. 24

Global crisis will imapct outlook……………………………………………….. Jan…………. 34

Manitoba beef plant to open this spring……………………………………. Jan…………. 41

Do we need more marbling in the AAA grade?…………………………… Feb…………… 8

PEI plant can see the light……………………………………………………….. Feb…………. 32

Packers face uncertainty………………………………………………………….. Feb…………. 42

McCool cuts crucial cattle flow………………………………………………….Mar………… 38

Consumers would pay more for gassed meat……………………………..Mar………… 46

Beef under pressure…………………………………………………………………Apr…………. 37

Xl Foods takes over Lakeside Packers…………………………………………Apr…………. 39

Consumers hold the key………………………………………………………….. May………… 36

Politics hamper market access………………………………………………….. Jun…………. 30

Canada’s beef packer……………………………………………………………….Aug………….. 8

Capacity and corn confound feeders………………………………………….Aug………… 38

Packers manage margins………………………………………………………… Sept………… 40

CCA to study market power of packers…………………………………….. Sept………… 48

Redefining the industry……………………………………………………………. Oct…………. 34

XL passes one test, fails another…………………………………………….. Oct (2)………… 4

Create a “new” industry…………………………………………………………..Nov………….. 5

Try a litte tenderness………………………………………………………………..Dec…………. 12

Packers seek private and public money………………………………………Dec…………. 44

New CLA research targets cardiovascular disease………………………..Dec…………. 49

— Miscellaneous —

Taking responsibility……………………………………………………………….. Feb…………. 38

Four innovative ideas from Alberta producers……………………………..Mar………… 30

The most sought-after business leader (part 1)……………………………Mar………… 32

The most sought-after business leader (part 2)……………………………Apr…………. 36

Ontario’s Jemstar Farms sold…………………………………………………….Apr…………. 38

BSE class action suit focuses on settlement………………………………..Apr…………. 40

The most sought-after business leader (part 3)………………………….. May………… 28

Sprucing up the public face of farming……………………………………… May………… 38

The most sought-after business leader (part 4)……………………………Aug………… 23 The most sought-after business leader (part 5)………………………….. Sept………… 42

The new definition of value………………………………………………………Dec…………. 34

Dog packs are dangerous…………………………………………………………Dec…………. 48

— Nutrition —

Byproducts as supplements……………………………………………………… Jan…………. 18

The value of manure……………………………………………………………….. Feb…………. 24

Spring worming………………………………………………………………………Mar………… 24

Energy prevents impaction……………………………………………………….Mar………… 47

Forage as a foodstuff……………………………………………………………….Apr…………. 20

DDG variation………………………………………………………………………… Jun…………. 16

Beta agonists………………………………………………………………………….Aug………… 22

Straw as roughage…………………………………………………………………. Sept………… 36

Straw as roughage Part II…………………………………………………………. Oct…………. 28

Limit rations work when fibre is in short supply…………………………Oct(2)……….. 10

Meeting mineral requirements on Ontario pastures……………………Oct(2)……….. 22

Game ranching……………………………………………………………………..Oct(2)……….. 36

Could trace mineral deficiencies be affecting pregnancy rates?…..Oct(2)……….. 38

Cow nutrient requirements……………………………………………………….Nov………… 26

Acidosis still a concern when feeding DDGS……………………………….Dec…………… 8

Supplementing energy on pasture……………………………………………..Dec…………. 26

Corn stockage strikes out in mixed cow rations…………………………..Dec…………. 50

— PEST CONTROL —

Pest control and yard maintenance affect beef safety…………………..Mar………… 47

Multi-species spread the risk……………………………………………………. Jun…………… 8

Making the most of alternative pastures……………………………………. Jun…………. 11

— Policy —

Price insurance in Alberta by summer………………………………………… Jan…………. 38

The brave new world…………………………………………………………….. JanCS…………. 4

Final rule not final…………………………………………………………………… Feb…………… 4

Changing the rules about food…………………………………………………. Feb…………. 22

ALMA a concern for Ontario producers……………………………………… Feb…………. 30

A COOL stab in the back…………………………………………………………..Mar………….. 4

SCA up and running…………………………………………………………………Mar………… 43

Gerry Ritz — beef salesman……………………………………………………..Apr…………… 4

Alberta opens the vault — again…………………………………………….. May………….. 4

Market access is the key………………………………………………………….. Jun…………… 4

Don’t tamper with own-use import rules…………………………………… Jun…………. 22

Building our future on science innovation and knowledge…………… Jun…………. 27

Get ready for economic expansion……………………………………………. Jun…………. 40

Albertans still waiting for price insurance…………………………………..Aug………… 41

We’re shrinking …………………………………………………………………….. Sept………….. 6

The hypocrisy of own-use import rules!…………………………………….. Sept………… 56

Age verification numbers on par with last year…………………………… Oct…………. 36

Breakeven calculator……………………………………………………………….. Oct…………. 39

Alberta fed-cattle price insurance now available ……………………….. Oct…………… 4

A cold shoulder for supply management…………………………………….Dec…………… 4

— Research —

Does changing the calving date affect the cost to raise a calf?…… JanCS…………. 8

Everything I know I learned from a cow……………………………………..Apr…………… 8

Documenting foodborne bacteria in Alberta feedlots………………….. May………… 18

Thinking of swath grazing your calves?…………………………………….. May………… 24

Comparing crop varieties made easy………………………………………… May………… 40

Canadians contribute to bovine genome sequencing project……….. Jun ………… 33

Saskatchewan feedlots lose a step — study………………………………. Oct…………. 35

Cattleland diversifies with research……………………………………………Dec…………. 14

— Seedstock —

Beef breeds to study genomics………………………………………………….Mar………… 59

Transplant New Zealand Angus bulls sold on eBay Auction………….. Jun…………. 34

— Trade —

U. S. feedlot shows confidence in Canadian cattle……………………….. Jan…………. 36

A view from Jamaica……………………………………………………………….. Jan…………. 41

Obama sideswipes final rule on COOL………………………………………. Feb…………. 43

Hong Kong to accept Canadian UTM beef…………………………………. Feb…………. 47

Cash barley trades lower…………………………………………………………. Feb…………. 53

Canada takes Korean beef ban to WTO…………………………………….. May………… 41

New OIE BSE standard seen favouring Canada……………………………Aug………… 43

Russia now open to Canadian UTM beef……………………………………Nov………… 52

Canada asks for WTO panel on COOL…………………………………………Nov………… 54

— Transport —

Livestock transport training takes off………………………………………… Jan…………. 22

Teaching the trucker…………………………………………………………………Mar………….. 2

Very few injuries on long-haul trips………………………………………….. Sept………… 46

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