Prevention is preferred as cold, wet conditions contribute to scours issues

Prevention is preferred as cold, wet conditions contribute to scours issues

Jeff Deyoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Calving season usually involves at least one battle with the mud. Throw cold weather into the dirty conditions, and any veterinarian will label that a perfect recipe for calf scours.

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Shortening the Calving Season

Shortening the Calving Season

Justin Rhinehart

University of Tennessee

The most widely used procedure for converting to a controlled breeding season is to convert slowly, over a three-year period. This usually results in a transition that does not require culling a majority of the cows in one year and is much more economically feasible than transitioning in a single season.

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Starting Newborn Calves Off Right

Starting Newborn Calves Off Right

Rob Eirich

University of Nebraska

Calving season for many producers is near, which means it is time to develop a Herd Health Plan (HHP) to start those newborn calves out on the right track, promoting good health. An appropriate Herd Health Plan/Protocol ensures that all cattle are raised in the best health.

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Tips from the experts on your herd sire investment

Tips from the experts on your herd sire investment

Laura Mushrush

Drovers

 “Buy a bull to use for five years, and he’s going to have a lasting impact upwards of 15 years on a cow herd."

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Bipartisan Group of Former Agriculture Secretaries Urges Congress to Pass Trade Promotion Authority

Bipartisan Group of Former Agriculture Secretaries Urges Congress to Pass Trade Promotion Authority

USDA

A bipartisan group of former U.S. Agriculture Secretaries, representing all past Administrations from those of President Jimmy Carter to President George W. Bush, today issued the following open letter urging Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority.

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8 Steps For Stress-Free Handling Of Cattle On The Range

8 Steps For Stress-Free Handling Of Cattle On The Range

Temple Grandin

BEEF

On western ranges under drought conditions, ranchers and range managers are becoming increasingly interested in placing groups of cattle away from riparian areas and inducing them to stay without the use of fences. Bud Williams and other skilled stock people are successful at placing cattle, but it requires a high degree of skill to successfully get cattle to stay where they are placed.

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Mississippi to Host  2015 BIF Symposium

Mississippi to Host  2015 BIF Symposium

The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Symposium and Convention is schedule for June 9-12, 2015, in Biloxi, Mississippi. Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Extension Service will host the event at the Beau Rivage Casino and Hotel in Biloxi.

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