Hoof Anatomy, Care and Management in Livestock
Kate Hepworth, Animal Sciences Student; Dr. Michael Neary, Extension Animal Scientist; Dr. Simon Kenyon, Extension Veterinarian.
The hoof is an extremely important structure in an animal’s body. Although an animal with hoof problems may be able to function, chances are that optimal animal production and performance will be reduced depending upon the severity of the problem.
Helping Cattle Keep Their Cool
Cattle may not worry about job security or credit history, but that doesn’t mean their lives are stress-free. For some cattle, rising stress levels correspond with rising temperatures. This can be a problem for the many cattle raised in the Central Plains, a region subject to long periods of extreme heat in the summer.
Red Angus and Simmental share resources for joint EPDs
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and American Simmental Association (ASA) are combing resources for multi-breed genetic evaluation (MBGE) of their growth and carcass trait EPDs.
How The Game Is Played
“Is your farm YouTube ready?” That was a seminar presented at this year’s World Pork Expo, but the question isn’t exclusive to pork producers, it certainly applies to anyone in animal agriculture today. The point of the seminar was to show producers what some people are saying about modern livestock production practices and what producers need to consider in terms of on-farm actions, policies and personnel.
Separating The Federation And NCBA?
The Federation of State Beef Councils would continue to be a strong checkoff entity but would be free from the influence of any policy organisation if it was a separate entity from the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), recommends the Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB).
BeefTalk: Roaming Bulls Are a Brute Force
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
After months spent developing the right grazing system, building good fences, buying the right bulls, selecting the best cows and matching one’s resources to the best calving season, all the learning and preparation is ready to be executed.
Procedures can calm beef cattle
‘If you handle animals every day, they get real tame’
Temple Grandin discussed cattle handling and autism at a June 18 special event sponsored by the Food Alliance. Before her presentation and an HBO movie about her life, she sat down for a visit with the Capital Press.
North Dakota eases cattle import restrictions
North Dakota has eased testing requirements for most cattle entering the state from Minnesota and Montana.
The state Board of Animal Health decision means beef cattle from most areas of Minnesota will no longer need to be tested for bovine tuberculosis prior to being brought into North Dakota.
One Vegan’s Account of a Cattle Feedlot
Center for Consumer Freedom
And, I have to say it. If my experience at Magnum is representative of other cattle farms, all those accounts of the dismal, depressing, disastrous cattle conditions seem to be exaggerated…
Land owners workshop addresses cattle health
Bandera County Courier
To get a Hill Country Landowner’s attention, say “cattle.” This simple word draws lots of attention with the ranching community.
On Wednesday, June 30, Burnet County Extension Agent Wade Hibler and a team of knowledgeable experts will present a free program on beef cattle health, sponsored by the Texas AgriLife Extension Service.
Cattle Raisers pass policy on USDA’s animal disease traceability plan
North Texas e-News
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA), the state’s largest and oldest livestock association, passed policy regarding the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new animal disease traceability plan. The policy was passed Friday at the association’s summer meeting.
Hunt receives ag leadership award
U.S. Premium Beef (USPB) Chief Executive Officer Steven D. Hunt was awarded the 2010 J.B. Dillingham Award for Agricultural Leadership and Excellence by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City.
Ranchers decry EPA gas oversight
The U.S. Senate has given the Environmental Protection Agency approval to regulate carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by voting down a resolution that would have prevented the agency takeover, and ranchers are bracing for an increase in operating costs as a result.
Pros and Cons of Multi-species Grazing
David Burton, University of Missouri extension
It is becoming more common for producers to use multi-species grazing — mixing sheep or goats together with cattle — to improve the use of forages and cut down on the expenses of mowing and spraying weeds in pasture.
Some farmers cool to idea of mobile slaughterhouse
JULIE E. GREENE
The Herald Mail
U.S. Department of Agriculture officials pitched the idea of a mobile slaughterhouse to the agricultural community Thursday, but at least two local cattle farmers think the issue of cooling space needs to be addressed for a mobile unit to be of real benefit.