Monthly Archives: May 2009

Calf Vaccination Guidelines

Calf Vaccination Guidelines

John Wenzel, Clay P. Mathis, Boone Carter, New Mexico State University

 Calf vaccination is an important part of every herd health program. An effective vaccination protocol can be developed to fit most operation and management approaches. This guide describes three calf vaccination approaches that have been successfully implementedin cow-calf operations in New Mexico. However, producers should consult with their local veterinarian to design a vaccination program that fits their particular operation.

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Vilsack supports livestock tracking to help trade

Vilsack supports livestock tracking to help trade

Gregory A. Hall

Louisville Courier Journal

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack told a group of Kentucky farmers yesterday that he supports a controversial livestock tracking system that some producers fear will be made mandatory.

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VA Livestock Producers Part of Federal Survey

VA Livestock Producers Part of Federal Survey

WHSV

Cattle, sheep and goat producers in Virginia will be surveyed in July as part of a national livestock inventory.

Herman Ellison with the National Agricultural Statistics Service says about 150 cattle producers and nearly 100 sheep and goat producers in Virginia will be contacted.

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Montana Range Days teaches rangeland importance to youth, adults

Montana Range Days teaches rangeland importance to youth, adults

Prairie Star

More than 300 youth and adults learned the ins and outs of Montana’s No. One resource – range – during annual Montana Range Days conducted on the historic Graham Ranch located near Conrad, Mont.

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County resident Charles Hatcher named state veterinarian

County resident Charles Hatcher named state veterinarian

The Tennessean

Charles Hatcher, co-owner of Hatcher Family Dairy on Arno Road, was named state veterinarian today by Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Ken Givens.

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Hereford genetics popular with young cattle producers

Hereford genetics popular with young cattle producers

Lura Roti

The Cattle Business Weekly

Economics have always driven the genetic decisions made on the Wiese and Sons Hereford operation in Manning, Iowa. Gene Wiese, 78, says that’s what has sustained the Hereford operation his grandpa, Ed began in 1912.

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Advice for Stresses Herds

Advice for Stresses Herds

WHITNEY PANDIL-EATON

Minot Daily News

For producers this year, as with many, troubles seem to start and end each new endeavor.

Snowstorms and frigid temperatures throughout the winter caused many to become dangerously low on feed. Early spring snowstorms greeted producers in the beginning of their calving season and flooding saw them through until the end. Late spring saw cool temperatures and damp conditions that delayed grass growth on grazingland and stunted nature’s ability to get rid of excess water on the land.

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