Daily Archives: March 15, 2006

Safety measures prevent new cases of disease, expert says

Safety measures prevent new cases of disease, expert says

By Tashia Lovell
Athens Alabama News-Courier

Limestone County farmer Donna Jo Curtis has been raising cattle all of her life, and she says that she doesn’t worry about mad cow disease.

Mad cow disease—or bovine spongiform encephalopathy—is a neurological disease in cattle.


Ohio Beef Newsletter Available

Ohio Beef Newsletter Available

The March 15, issue number 478, of the Ohio BEEF Cattle letter is now posted to the web at:


The quality and intake of colostrum during the first hours of a calf’s life can have significant impact on the lifetime health and productivity of the calf. Read more in this week’s letter.

And, don’t forget, the Ohio Beef Expo begins on Friday, and continues through Sunday.

Articles this week include:

  • Calving and Pac-Man – Now is the Time
  • Passive Immune Status 24 Hours Post-calving and Long-term Health and Performance of Calves
  • NCBA Statement on USDA Announcement regarding Positive BSE Test Result
  • Weekly Purcell Agricultural Commodity Market Report

Stan Smith
Program Assistant, Agriculture
OSU Extension, Fairfield County
831 College Ave., Suite D
Lancaster, OH 43130