Month: April 2017

Brad White Takes Over as AVC President

Announcement and photo by John Maday, Bovine Veterinarian During the Academy of Veterinary Consultants (AVC) Spring Conference recently, Kansas State University veterinarian Brad White, DVM, MS, began his term as AVC president. White succeeds past president Tom Portillo, a feedyard

Rural Practitioner

Dr. Robert Rust Green Valley Veterinary Services Wamego, Kansas By Audrey Hambright For Dr. Robert Rust, establishing a strong educational background and developing a good work ethic at a young age, will help lay the foundation for a fulfilling career in veterinary medicine.

Producer Spotlight

Dave & Cindy Judd Judd Ranch Pomona, Kansas By Audrey Hambright David and Cindy Judd started Judd Ranch in 1981 with the goal of producing profitable and functional genetics for commercial cattlemen. They raise Gelbvieh, Balancer and Red Angus seedstock with an

Using Genetic Testing to Improve Fed Cattle Marketing Decisions

The beef industry has three main ways to market fed cattle, live weight, dressed weight, and grid pricing. Past studies have evaluated the benefit of using readily available information such as visual assessment of weight and body condition and additional