Diagnosing Stocker Cattle Health Wrecks
When the dead pile is growing higher than hope, and exactly when you feel like there’s no time to lose; that’s when you should take more time. In this case, more time to assess what’s truly happening.
Travelers Cautioned About Carrying Animal Diseases
The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (VDACS) officials are warning about a potential threat travelers could bring back from foreign countries that’s attached to shoes, clothes, or bags.
People could be carrying home bacteria and viruses that can have a dangerous impact on the local farming community.
Frigid temps increase hay use
High Plains Journal
Arkansas cattle producers were wading through up to 2 feet of snow recently to keep their cows fed and watered and protect any calves that might be born with the departure of low atmospheric pressure.
Research update examines cow longevity based upon fertility of heifers
Tri State Livestock News
Can replacement heifers, when selected for fertility, impact the longevity they remain in the cowherd? That’s the question Eric Mousel, South Dakota State University Extension range livestock specialist, sought the answer to when he analyzed breeding and performance records on nearly 2,000 heifers in South Dakota.
Montana Cowboy College
The primary type of ranch found in Montana is the cow-calf operation. Calves are generally born in the spring and sold in the fall, when they are shipped to feedlots in the Midwest to be fattened for beef.
Yearling Bull Management
Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech
Spring bull buying season has arrived. Beef producers spend a great deal of time studying performance information, EPDs, pedigrees and other pertinent information to acquire the next herd bull.
Don’t End Agricultural Subsidies, Fix Them
New York Times
Agricultural subsidies have helped bring us high-fructose corn syrup, factory farming, fast food, a two-soda-a-day habit and its accompanying obesity, the near-demise of family farms, monoculture and a host of other ills.
IBCA Responds to Indiana Bovine TB Case
Hoosier AG Today
In light of the public announcement this week by the Indiana State Board of Animal Health concerning the discovery in southeastern Indiana of beef cattle infected with Bovine TB, it is important to remember the grocery shopper and how this event affects them and their purchasing of beef at the market.
Fine Tune Goals with AI
Heather Smith Thomas
A growing number of commercial cattlemen as well as seedstock producers are experiencing the benefits of AI–for herd improvement, and to increase the profitability of the calves they sell.
Calving season is harvest time
The Fence Post
Calving season is here for a vast majority of beef cattle producers. A lot of cow-calf producers still calve heifers from late January to late February. A lot of management is required when this time arrives.