Daily Archives: May 19, 2010

Video Feature: Grass Tetany: A Primer

Video Feature: Grass Tetany: A Primer

Dr. Ron Lemenager discusses the prevention, symptoms and causes of the metabolic disease grass tetany.

Improving Cowherd Reproduction Via Genetics

Improving Cowherd Reproduction Via Genetics

Dr. Wade Shafer

Simmental Register

A beef cow’s job is not an easy one. She is expected to conceive at slightly over one year of age to calve by the time she is two, and rebreed shortly after that while weaning a healthy, viable calf. Furthermore, we demand that she consistently repeats this cycle for the rest of her life — one stumble and, in the words of California’s terminating Governor, hasta la vista, baby!

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Creative Fencing for Rotational Grazing

Creative Fencing for Rotational Grazing

Blair Hunewill

Cattle Call

Calving season has been moving along and we haven’t really had too much excitement.  After a branding two weeks ago my mare stepped on my foot and broke a toe.  While quite painful, I’m not sure even that could count as excitement.  The weather has varied from sunny and in the seventies to snow.  I sold half a load of feeder calves and bought their replacements at a healthy profit.

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Cow Body Condition Changes after Calving

Cow Body Condition Changes after Calving


Body condition at the time of calving is the most important factor affecting rebreeding performance of normally managed beef cows. Body condition changes before and after calving will have more subtle effects on rebreeding especially in cows that are in marginal body condition.

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Avoid Heat Stress When Moving or Working Cattle

Avoid Heat Stress When Moving or Working Cattle

Heather Smith Thomas

Cattle Today

Hot weather can be very hard on cattle, especially when humidity is high (which makes it more difficult for the animal to dissipate body heat), or when cattle exert and overheat. Moving or working cattle in hot weather can become life-threatening if the stockman doesn’t pay attention to signs of heat stress.

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What the Choice-Select Spread is Trying to Say

What the Choice-Select Spread is Trying to Say

Steve Suther

Beef Today

Cattle are sold by the pound, but the price per pound can make as much difference as total weight, when it comes to the bottom line.

That’s why producers who aim for profit weigh everything that goes into that price.

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TAMU Beef Center Show Cattle Camp dates set for May, June

TAMU Beef Center Show Cattle Camp dates set for May, June

Texas A&M University

The fifth annual Texas A&M University Beef Cattle Show Cattle Camp will have two sessions May 28-30 and June 4-6 at the TAMU Beef Center in College Station.

"There is no question that the 4-H and FFA members who exhibit cattle in the state of Texas represent some of the most competitive and well respected exhibitors in the nation," said Paul Maulsby, beef center manager.

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