Choosing the Estrous Synchronization Protocol Appropriate for Various AI Programs

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist — Beef producers that use artificial insemination in their breeding program use estrus synchronization to better utilize their labor resources both during breeding and calving seasons. Choosing the synchronization protocol that best fits each individual situation is challenging because so many options are currently available.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The 200-vaccine dose allotted for Cheyenne to inoculate children ran out long before the waiting lines of children did. Dr. Buster said make-up clinics would be held as soon as additional vaccine was available and that public notice of the dates would be given.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Steve Gondalez Reyna born January 3, 1870 was the first baby of the year at Roger Mills County Memorial Hospital in Cheyenne. The 6 pound, 13-1/2 ounce boy is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Steve Reyna of Strong City.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Donald (Don) W. Dye has been named Undersheriff of Roger Mills County. The new undersheriff comes to this county from Lubbock, Texas where he served 8 years on the police force, 3 years of which was in the canine department. Mr. Dye, his wife and their four children, ages 10, 7, 5 and 1 year have moved to Cheyenne. Don is a son of Paul Dye of Cheyenne.

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Dan’s Cow-Calf Corner Cattle Market Factors to Watch in 2020

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — The new year brings with it several changes in ongoing market dynamics, some new opportunities, and some new risks and continuing challenges for cattle and beef markets. The watch list of beef and cattle market factors includes the typical suspects including trade; domestic demand; supply dynamics; competing meats; and feed and input markets. However, changes in several factors towards the end of 2019 suggest a somewhat different tone for markets in 2020.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

The first snow of the year provided some pretty scenery. Most of the snow in the county drifted and very little moisture was provided. Our temperatures dropped to a new low of around 8 degrees. Wm. D. Shockey has resigned as undersheriff of Roger Mills County, a position he has held for the past four years. Mr. Shockey resigned to become marshal for the City of Hammon which pays a greater salary then he was receiving as undersheriff.

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Cheyenne 50 Years Ago

Spec Lester and his Mule Team & Wagon were out giving children a ride on Christmas Eve. This probably was the first time many children had ridden in a wagon.

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Argus Hamilton

HOLLYWOOD–God Bless America, and how’s everybody? Happy New Year, it’s time for our annual Year in Review in Jokes. Here’s part one:

JANUARY

The Weather Channel reported a Polar Vortex cold front sweeping down into the country’s midsection Tuesday, resulting in record low temperature, ice storms, and blizzards. There were howling gales across the Great Lakes region. It’s so windy in Chicago that R. Kelly peed on himself.

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Passive Immunity Status and Long-Term Health and Performance of Calves

Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist — You have heard the warning: “What happens in Las Vegas, stays in Las Vegas!!!” Perhaps you have not heard: “What happens in the first 24 hours, impacts the rest of a calf’s life”! Veterinary scientists, while with the USDA experiment station at Clay Center, Nebraska monitored health events and growth performance in a population of range beef calves in order to identify associations of production factors with baby calf passive immune status. “Passive immunity” is the receiving of antibodies from the mother’s colostrum. At this stage of life the only disease-fighting antibodies a baby calf has is via “passive immunity.”

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Placements Higher in November

Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist — In the latest USDA Cattle on feed report, the December 1, 2019 feedlot inventory was 12.03 million head, 102.5 percent of last year and the highest December total since 2011. The December inventory was the highest monthly total for year, as it has been six of the last ten years. The annual average feedlot inventory in 2019 was 11.62 million head, the highest twelve-month moving average since the current data series began in 1996.

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