Feed Lot

JUN 2018

Feedlots and cow/calf operations in the beef industry who feed 500 or more has annually on grains and concentrates; maintain 500 or more beef cows; backgrounder, stocker/grower, preconditioner; veterinarian, nutritionist, consultant

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26 FEED•LOT June 2018 ADVANTAGE ADVERTISING SUMMIT TRUCK GROUP 4354 Canyon Drive / Amarillo, TX 79109 800-692-4430    806-355-9771 www.summittruckgroup.com We Carry the Full Line of Kuhn Knight Mixers Mounted on International or Kenworth Trucks. Hopson Harvesting and Hay Grinding Serving: KS, NE, CO, TX, OK (719) 342-1680 All types of hay - Corn Grinding Loader Available - Multiple Screens High Moisture Corn and small grains John Deere Equipment Dirks Earthmoving Precision Land Forming • Livestock Pen Shaping • Lagoon Construction • Conservation Practices • Laser Equipped Site Preparation Call Richard Dirks Toll Free 1-877-872-3057 Cell: 620-872-1793 dirksearthmoving.com Research to Study Prenatal Stress Impacts in Cattle BY ADAM RUSSELL A $ 382 , 800 federal grant will fund research to identify the impacts of prenatal stress on beef cattle DNA, white blood cells, other tissue and subsequent changes in genetics re- lated to temperament, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist. Dr. Ron Randel, AgriLife Re- search physiologist, said the three- year grant will finance research focused on the "effect of prenatal stress on DNA methylation and correspondence with gene expres- sion in cattle" at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Overton. The research team includes Drs. Penny Riggs, David Riley and Thomas Welsh from the animal science depart- ment at Texas A&M University in College Station. Funding was provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture. Randel said the research will follow his and others' previous studies of Brahman cattle herds at the center, which found stresses pregnant cows experienced affect- ed calves in utero, making them more aggressive than calves born to unstressed mothers. Temperamental animals are

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