Selecting treatment options for BRD
Dr. Daniel Scrugg
High Plains Journal
Multiple viral and bacterial agents contribute to bovine respiratory disease in a bewildering array of combinations. Unfortunately, BRD treatment is going to result in some level of failure.
Hereford producer sends bulls, semen, embryos around the world
The Prairie Star
"We’ve been here for 55 years and will have our 46th annual sale this spring," said Jack. He took over the ranch from his grandparents in 1987. His father also is in the cattle business on his own place.
Trichomoniasis Is Spreading Across The U.S.
When Craig Payne, DVM, was in private practice and encountered a herd with too many open cows, trichomoniasis (trich) was on his checklist of possibilities, but it was down toward the bottom. He hardly ever encountered this bovine venereal disease in Missouri.
BeefTalk: Pregnancy and Calving Percentages Are Stable
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
The main point is that the components of reproduction are very hard to pull out and fix. However, the sum of the pieces produces a calf at least 93.6 percent of the time for CHAPS (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software) producers.
Distillers Grains Still Viable Option Versus Corn
Recent research shows that distillers can even be used for young animals as long as feed is managed properly. Young heifers can get more protein from distillers grains than corn and at a lower cost. In addition, recent research from Purdue University shows that distillers grains can be fed as early as calf starter diets.
Grass-fed cattle as healthy as salmon, prof tells TRU audience
The Daily News
Cattle don’t fart methane, a professor noted Thursday in a lecture at Thompson Rivers University.
And if they eat grass from Interior ranges their entire lives, rather than being finished at feedlots in Alberta, they can be marketed as a healthy product that is not harmful to the atmosphere.
Strong Support at the 2011 Hokie Harvest Sale
Dr. Dan Eversole
Va. Tech Dept. of Animal and Poultry Sciences
Despite the cold, inclement weather, the 2011 Livestock Merchandising Class at Virginia Tech entertained a standing-room-only crowd of over 600 supporters and friends in the Livestock Judging Pavilion at the 17th Annual Hokie Harvest Sale on Friday, October 28th.
The Giant We Hate To Love
Personally, I’m not a big fan of Wal-Mart. At least, that’s what I tell people.
But if I’m ever caught on Wally’s security cam without my dark glasses, camouflaged hoodie and fake Bin Laden beard, just color me bust
Top beef nations aim to define industry ‘sustainability
The US beef industry has initiated a landmark assessment aiming to define what constitutes ‘sustainability’ in a beef-producing context.
Herd health hinges on beef biosecurity practices
Each beef herd’s productivity is directly impacted by how healthy the animals on the operation are. Not only can diseases break efficiency, illness outbreaks are detrimental to animal welfare and consumer trust.