Important to Understand Heat Stress Conditions in Cattle
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D, PAS
When I stuck my head out of the back door this morning at 6:15 am and immediately broke into a sweat I came to the conclusion that summer had, in fact, begun in Northeast Texas.
Pinkeye Prevention in Cattle This Summer
South Dakota Ag Connection
Now is the time to think ahead about preventive measures for pinkeye.
Pinkeye is the common name for Infectious Bovine Keratoconjunctivitis, a highly infectious disease that affects the eyes of cattle. It causes infection of the eye itself as well as inflammation of the conjunctiva (inside lining membrane of the eyelid).
Mexico-U.S. Beef Trade Reflects Changing Market System
The amount of Mexican beef coming into the U.S. is accelerating while exports to Mexico are at a steep decline, reflecting changing market systems in Mexico, said Oklahoma State University livestock marketing specialist Derrell Peel.
From Nebraska to Brazil, Cattlemen Worry about Water
Sustainability is a buzzword in agriculture these days, as the legislature wants to ensure we have enough water for industry, agriculture, and wildlife. It’s a common concern for cattlemen from Ogallala to Brazil.
Breeding Healthier Cattle
Among the topics at the SDSU Extension Seedstock Symposium will be a discussion on disease susceptibility, its effect on the cattle industry, and how highly or lowly inheritable they may be.
Iowa’s ‘fluffy cows’ go viral
Texas Tornado has become an Internet sensation as a "fluffy cow." Never mind that he’s a bull.
Someone posted a photo of Texas Tornado, owned by father and son cattlemen Phil and Matt Lautner of Adel, Iowa, on the social media site Reddit in late May.
Experts weigh in on lowest beef supply in 60 years
Just as the summer grilling season is heating up, beef supplies across the country are down, meaning it might cost a little more to host that backyard party. In fact, the number of beef cattle in the United States is reportedly less than 30 million—the lowest number since the early 1960s. And when numbers go down and feed prices go up, consumers end up paying more at the grocery store.