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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-615 Extent of Alternative Marketing Arrangements for Fed Cattle and Hogs, 2001-2013

By Clement Ward. This fact sheet provides a seven-year summary of the available data of alternative marketing for fed cattle. It also includes alternative marketing arrangements for slaughter hogs. Revised May 2014.

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  Document AGEC-617 Price Comparison of Alternative Marketing Arrangements for Hogs, 2001-2013

By Clem Ward. This fact sheet compares prices received and paid for slaughter hogs by alternative procurement methods during the seven-year period since implementing mandatory price reporting. Revised May 2014.

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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-3501 Formulating Swine Rations
This fact sheet discusses the best and most cost-effecient way to formulate swine rations.
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  Document ANSI-3656 Buying and Managing Feeder Pigs
This fact sheet outlines several management tips on feeding and handling feeder pigs that should prove useful.
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  Document ANSI-3684 Swine Showmanship

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

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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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  Document Document EPP-7001 Common Ticks of Oklahoma and Tick-Borne Diseases

By Justin Talley, Deborah Jaworski, Bruce Nodenm Katherine Kocan, and Susan Little. This fact sheet describes the life cycles, types, and various diseases caused by the ticks of Oklahoma. Revised June 2014.

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  Document VTMD-9116 Gossypol Toxicity in Livestock

Gossypol is a toxic compound found in the cotton plant. This fact sheet discusses the effects of gossypol in livestock. Revised February 2015.

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