Daily Archives: October 3, 2008

Visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome

Visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome

Ruralads.com

Rodney Torell U of NV Beef Extension

what are the visual symptoms of curly calf syndrome? Curly calf syndrome is also known as Bovine Hereditary Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (BHAMC).

The short answer: At birth the spine is bent and twisted in affected calves (sounds like lupine or crooked calf syndrome doesn’t it?). The calves are small and appear thin due to limited muscle development. Legs are often rigid and may be hyperextended (common in rear limbs) or contracted. In some cases the rigid limbs result in calving difficulties. Additional unique features are recognized during laboratory examination.

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Video Feature: Preparing Portable Scales for Weighing Beef Cattle

Video Feature: Preparing Portable Scales for Weighing Beef Cattle

How to prepare portable scales for weighing beef cattle

BeefTalk: Coins or Calves, I Guess It’s the Law

BeefTalk: Coins or Calves, I Guess It’s the Law

Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist NDSU Extension Service

Who’s Coin is That? Who’s Coin is That?

The application of mandatory country of origin labeling is changing the way we do business.

The daily work of doing business is always challenging, particularly with the current issues facing the financial world. With the increasing complexities of the business, one wonders if the compensation for a day’s work is fair.

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Baxter Black: TOWING RATTLESNAKES

Baxter Black:  TOWING RATTLESNAKES

It’s always a tough choice for a farmer to make when it is necessary to tow a crippled vehicle; should he have his wife drive the towing unit or should she sit behind the wheel of the one being towed?

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Q&A:What would be the total costs of keeping a breeding age beef cow for one year?

Q&A:What would be the total costs of keeping a breeding age beef cow for one year?

Dr. Rick Rasby, Professor of Animal Science, Animal Science, University of Nebraska

A:   Input costs per cow for the cow/calf enterprise have increased a lot over the last few years. Although calf prices have been good, profitability of the cow/calf enterprise has decreased.

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Happy Cows Make for a Healthy Earning

Happy Cows Make for a Healthy Earning

Thebeefsite.com

Research has shown how a healthy diet can boost production returns, but the importance of comfort is also creeping into the agenda. Evidence shows that happy cows produce more, reproduce more and stay in the herd for longer.

For more than six years, Bradford County dairy producer Glen Gorrell has relied on Penn State Extension to help him run a profitable business.

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Diagnosing BVD

Diagnosing BVD

cattlenetwork.com

Getting the proper diagnosis and setting up a prevention plan is critical to stopping these continued losses, regardless of the enterprise that is on your operation. There are multiple options that differ in terms of the tests used and the associated costs, so it is important to understand which group of animals is most likely to harbor the PI individuals. Due to the complex nature of this virus and its diagnosis, working closely with your veterinarian is critical to the success of the program. For cow/calf operations, it is important to determine which population of animals in your herd is most likely to harbor the PI animals.

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