Feedlot trial allows producers to evaluate sires based on progeny performance
Tri State Livestock News
Each fall, when ranchers unload their weaned calves at Darnall Feedlot near Harrisburg, NE for the annual feedlot trial, it marks the first step in garnering information ranchers can use to make important management decisions.
Passive immunity in beef calves
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
In a comprehensive fact sheet Disease Protection for Baby Calves, Glenn Selk, PhD, Oklahoma State University Extension beef cow-calf specialist, discusses colostrum, passive transfer, pre-calving nutrition immunology and more.
Maternal bonding between cow and calf
Dave Barz, DVM
Tri State Livestock News
With the arrival of 2012 many cattlemen will be calving soon. Generally when we talk about maternal traits we think of milk potential and rebreeding. An important factor often overlooked is the maternal bonding process between the cow and calf.
PETA seeks memorials to cows killed on Ill. Roads
An animal rights group wants Illinois to install highway signs in memory of cattle killed when trucks hauling them flipped in two separate wrecks.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has asked for permission to buy the markers, one in suburban Chicago and one northwest of Peoria.
Pay attention! Aflatoxin more dangerous than you may think
Land and Livestock Post
When aflatoxin is discussed in a cow-calf producer meeting, the response is usually glazed eyes, feet shuffling, whispering, trips to the coffee pot or a combination of these activities.
Where’s the beef, revisited
High Plains Journal
This is the week each year when I tell you that I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions but I will make a commitment to do better in one area.
BOLD Study Shows Lean Beef Can be Good for Heart Health
Oklahoma Farm Report
BOLD Study Shows Lean Beef Can be Good for Heart Health New research shows that eating lean beef every day can be good for heart health by improving cholesterol levels.
La Nina: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Volatile weather plagued farm country throughout 2011 as each season’s weather disaster left lasting impressions on crops, homes and families. Unfortunately, it appears that same unpredictable weather is here to stay.
Extra Energy of Young Females After Calving
University of Nebraska
The 1996 Nutrient Requirements for Beef Cattle indicates that the first-calf-females post-calving needs to consume a diet that is between 62% and 64% TDN and 10% to 11% crude protein, depending on level of milk production.
Herd numbers down as feed costs rise
Iowa Farmer Today
Developing heifers is always as challenge, but with tight cattle supplies, cow-calf producers might be thinking expansion.
Producers interested in building their herd will need to have a plan, said Byron Leu, Iowa State University Extension beef specialist in Fairfield.