Get ahead of pinkeye now to avoid production losses
Joplin Regional Stockyards
A heavy population of face flies has appeared in southern portions of the U.S., triggering concerns about costly pinkeye outbreaks. With peak fly season on the horizon for all parts of the country, now is a good time for producers to get ahead of pinkeye to prevent production losses and labor-intensive treatment.
Cattle Marketing: An Explorative Approach
While cattlemen realize some of the most rewarding times in the history of their industry due to unprecedented price levels, they may need to guard against complacency as there are several factors that could threaten that status. What if interest rates increased by 2%? What if the U.S. dollar increased in value?
Poisonous Plants: Manage the Risk
A variety of plants that occur as normal constituents of native pastures can accumulate toxic compounds and represent a risk to grazing livestock if they are consumed. Surveys suggest that 3 to 5 percent of the cattle, sheep and horses that graze native rangelands in the western U.S. are affected by plant toxicity – representing a major economic loss.
Managing young bulls
It’s difficult to manage nutrition of the young bull after turnout with the cows in its first breeding season, but there are some things that can be done to maximize the season.
John and Paul Jacot’s goal with culling is to keep cows that are low-input and best fit the environment
USDA Celebrates 150 Years of Service
Today Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack marked the 150th anniversary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and its ongoing work to benefit all Americans every day.
Drought, age and source marketing & bull turnout
Tri State Livestock News
Cattle are starting to move to grass. In a few areas sufficient moisture has allowed the grass to get a start; still much more rainfall is needed to produce good summer pasture. Rainfall is unpredictable, but unless rain comes fairly soon, grass will be short.
When Sperm Go Bad
University of Missouri
All bull semen is not created equal, but Peter Sutovsky has found a way to level the bovine-fertility playing field.
Research from the University of Missouri reproductive scientist identifies faulty sperm and takes them out of the equation for artificial insemination (AI) of cattle.
With beef prices up beware of livestock theft
The Huntsville Item
Around this time last year, cattle ranchers were culling their herds in order to deal with the dry, harsh conditions the area was suffering though due to the devastating drought.
Mid-Plains BEEF series of sessions to begin June 13
University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension’s Mid-Plains BEEF Educational Series begins in June at the UNL Agricultural Research and Development Center near Mead.
The series will draw on the expertise of Extension educators and specialists from across Nebraska to share their beef cattle expertise with participants.