Tendon Troubles in Newborn Calves Require Quick Attention
University of Missouri
Every now and then calves are born with a condition called contracted tendons. It results in the calf not being able to straighten out its front pasterns so they can put their hooves flat on the ground.
Help Baby Calves Start Breathing
Dr. Glenn Selk, Professor, Oklahoma State University
All baby calves are born with some degree of respiratory acidosis. Respiratory acidosis is the buildup of by-products of carbon dioxide and a deficiency of oxygen.
‘SUPPCOST’ updated software available for beef producers
A new version of a computer Excel spreadsheet called SUPPCOST, designed to assist beef cattle producers in evaluating the indirect costs associated with delivering supplements to beef cattle , is now available on Kansas State University’s AgManager and animal science websites.
Committee Tackles Critical Cattle Health, Care Issues
Members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Cattle Health and Well-Being Policy Committee met yesterday, Feb. 5, 2011, during the Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.
Winter Poses Challenges For Cattle Farmers
"After the initial shock of a snowstorm, the work takes about thirty to fifty percent longer than a normal day," Massengill said. He said it doesn’t make the day longer but there is no room for discretion; every task needs to be completed.
Japan partly halts US beef imports
The Straits Times
JAPAN ordered a partial suspension of imports of US beef on Tuesday after finding meat that could not be confirmed to comply with its restrictions, officials said, in what was called the 14th violation by US beef producers in four years.
On the Farm: Preparing for the Blizzard
Sherry Leverich Tucker
Mother Earth News
Winter on a Midwestern farm can be unpredictable. Just a week ago we starting hearing rumblings of a snowstorm of record-breaking proportions. Even with my skepticism about the size and scope of the storm, the meteorologist did give us ample time to consider our range of options.
Arkansas Cow Gives Birth to Rare Set of Triplets
Guess it runs in the family: A descendant of an Arkansas cow famed for giving birth to triplets multiple times has birthed her own set of triplets.
GIPSA Questioned on Failure to Audit Eastern Livestock
At the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) annual convention in Denver, industry experts discussed the future of trading feeder cattle in the aftermath of the bankruptcy of Eastern Livestock.
NCBA Policy Resolutions Include Eastern Livestock Bankruptcy
Hoosier AG Today
During the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) membership meeting Saturday, Feb. 5, 2011, NCBA members approved 2011 policy resolutions developed by cattlemen and women during NCBA’s policy committee meetings held Friday during NCBA’s convention in Denver.