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  Document AGEC-1067 What Consumers Need to Know about the Use of Antibiotics in Food Animal Production

By Cheryl DeVuyst and Eric DeVuyst.  This fact sheet provides answers to common questions regarding the use of antibiotics in animal agriculture. The focus is on why antibiotics are used in meat animal production and the potential to contribute to antibiotic-resistant bacterial infections in humans.

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  Document AGEC-788 Tax Consequences of Weather Related Sale of Livestock

By JC Hobbs. This fact sheet explains the tax rules that apply to weather related sales of livestock. Revised June 2015.

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  Document ANSI-3168 Interpreting Equine Genetic Defect Testing Results

By Megan Rolf. This fact sheet discusses how five genetic defects are inherited, how to understand the genetic testing results received from AQHA and Animal Genetics, Inc., and the probability of producing an affected horse.

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  Document ANSI-3169 Understanding EPD Accuracies

By Megan Rolf. This fact sheet discusses accuracy values for Expected Progeny Differences, an important part of both sire and replacement heifer selection.

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  Document ANSI-3170 Using Genomics Part II: Risk Management of Genetic Defects

By Megan Rolf. This fact sheet discusses how genetic defects are inherited, how to determine the probability of producing an affected calf, and strategies to decrease issues related to genetic defects in the herd.

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  Document ANSI-3173 Color Patterns in Crossbred Beef Cattle

By Megan Rolf. The purpose of this fact sheet is to provide guidance on how to maintain a uniform color pattern when formulating crossbreeding systems.

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  Document ANSI-3174 DNA Sample Collection

By Megan Rolf. This fact sheet describes how to take an effective sample for DNA analysis.

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  Document ANSI-3284 Beef Showmanship

This fact sheet discusses what it takes to be successful when youth show calves in livestock shows. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document ANSI-3287 Livestock Tagging

By Chris Richards and Rusty Gosz. This fact sheet discusses the proper tagging techniques for easy identification and to ensure the tag will stay in place. Reviewed July 2016.

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  Document ANSI-3289 Ten Tips for Utilizing a Cattle Sale Catalog

By Megan Rolf and Tom Smith. This fact sheet provides ten tips for using a cattle sale catalog.

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  Document ANSI-3291 Is Local Beef More Sustainable?

By Ashley Broocks, Emily Andreini, Megan Rolf and Sara Place. This fact sheet discusses the sustainability of locally raised beef products.

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  Document ANSI-3292 Carbon Footprint Comparison Between Grass- and Grain-finished Beef

By Ahsley Broocks, Emily Andreini, Megan Rolf and Sara Place. This fact sheet discusses the tradeoffs in different aspects of sustainability when comparing grain-finished and grass-finished beef production systems.

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  Document ANSI-3293 The Carbon Footprint of U.S. Beef Compared to Global Beef

By Ashley Broocks, Kimerbly Branham, Megan Rolf, Sara Place and Michelle Calvo-Lorenzo. This fact sheet compares the carbon footprint (greenhouse gas) of beef produced in the U.S. vs. globally.

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  Document ANSI-3294 Animal Health and Welfare are Vital to Beef Sustainability

By Ashley Broocks, Megan Rolf and Sara Place. This fact sheet discusses how animal health impacts sustainabiltiy.

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  Document ANSI-3300 Chute Side Vaccine Cooler

By Gant Mourer and Chris Richards. Chute side vaccine storage is often overlooked, but with a little time and engineering, an easy, cost-effective solution is readily available. All of the materials to assemble a vaccine cooler can be purchased at a local hardware store for around $25.

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  Document ANSI-3359 Managing Persistent Infected Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus in Beef Cattle (PI-BVDV)

By Gant Mourer, Robert Fulton, Grand Rezabek, Chris Richards and Barry Whitworth. Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDV) is a contributor (along with others) to what is known as “shipping fever,” a complex or bovine respiratory disease (BRD). This fact sheet discusses symptoms, contol, testing, vaccination and prevention of this virus.

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  Document ANSI-3400 Home Slaughtering and Processing of Beef

This fact sheet describes how to slaughter a beef animal at your house and how to properly cut, chill, and package the meat. Reviewed September 2016.

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  Document ANSI-3401 Buying Beef for Home Freezers

This fact sheet contains questions and answers that may be helpful when considering purchasing large amounts of beef. Reviewed August 2015.

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  Document ANSI-3403 Calculating Placing Scores

By Mark Johnson. This fact sheet explains how to calculate placing scores for livestock competitions.

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  Document ANSI-3725 Pork Carcass Evaluation and Procedures

This fact sheet describes quantitative and qualitative characteristics associated with pork carcass desirability and identifies procedures that can be standardized and applied to measure these characteristics throughout the pork industry. Reviewed August 2015.

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