Feeding Quality Forum slated for Later this month
This year’s Feeding Quality Forum is slated for Aug. 23 and Aug. 25 in Omaha and Garden City. This video news is provided by Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. Visit ww.CABpartners.com or http://www.angus.org for more information.
Baxter Black, DVM: DISPOSABLE TAILGATES
Our regular goin’-to-the-pasture rig, a one-ton 4-wheel drive ’97 GMC diesel with 256,439 miles, was in the shop.
Creep-feeding beef calves
There are three possible strategies that can be used to increase calf weaning weight if weaning date is not changed: increase milk production of the dam, increase forage consumption of the calf, or provide supplemental feed to the calf.
Dried distillers grains and feedlot cattle diets
David L. Morris, DVM, Ph.D.
The Fence Post
Increasing the amount of dried distillers grains in the diet of feedlot cattle results in an increased concentration of sulfur and as a result, an increased risk for polioencephalomalacia, more commonly known as polio.
Cattle industry conference this week
Presidential candidate Herman Cain will keynote this week’s 2011 Cattle Industry Summer Conference in Kissimmee, Florida. Cain has significant experience in the food industry – having served in leadership positions with Burger King, Godfather’s Pizza and the National Restaurant Association.
Pathogen Surveillance In Cattle Is Profitable
Imagine less than 1% mortality and about 10% morbidity for loads of put-together lightweight calves (325 lbs.) from the Southeast freighted to starter yards in Kansas.
Beef Cattle Short Course focuses on drought, future challenges for industry
Southwest Farm Press
Even if rebuilding of the nation’s cattle herds were to begin today, it would be several years before inventory would reach a significant number, according to an industry economist.
Dr. Ken McMillan
After calving problems is it time to cull the cow?
Designing Your Beef Herd’s Vaccination Program
Sandy Stuttgen, DVM, Agriculture Educator,UW-Extension, Taylor County
When asked, “Why do you vaccinate?”many respond, “to keep my herd healthy.” While partially true, vaccines are a poor substitute for proper nutrition and environment for keeping cattle healthy. Vaccines are a tool that will never fix broken nutrition (unbalanced, poor quality) or a poor environment (wet bedding, mud, overcrowded, inadequate ventilation).
Ancient disease continues to plague livestock and wildlife
Heather Smith Thomas
Tri State Livestock News
Anthrax is caused by a gram-positive bacterium, Bacillus anthracis, similar to gram-positive clostridial bacteria that cause redwater, blackleg, malignant edema.