Dr. Cia Johnson, of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Animal Welfare Division, introduces the association’s policy that encourages pain control for cattle during dehorning. Dehorning is a common practice on dairies and ranches. The AVMA’s policy strives to make this necessary procedure, which protects the cattle and farmers, as tolerable as practicable.
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Balance Minerals for Cowherd Vigor
We all know that life is a balancing act. It’s also the key to planning your cowherd nutrition program. Good nutrition that is supplemented with a balanced mineral mix is vitally important for optimum reproduction and lactation in your cowherd.
Trich becomes reportable disease in Kansas
The Fort Scott Tribune
Trichomoniasis (infection caused by Tritrichomonas foetus), commonly known as Trich, has been added to the list of officially reportable diseases in Kansas. This means ranchers, managers or veterinarians who discover the existence of Trich, must report it immediately. Bulls coming into Kansas are required to be tested for Trich prior to importation.
NCBA Hosting Five Nations Beef Alliance
This weekend a group of 20 young ranchers from Australia, Argentina, Mexico, the United States and Canada will arrive in Denver for the Second Annual Young Ranchers Program—a week-long international exchange program designed to build an international network to help shape the future direction of the industry.
Rotate Calving Pastures To Prevent Scours
Hay and Forage Grower
Subdividing calving pastures and moving beef cows through them using the Sandhills calving system can reduce the incidence of scouring, points out Bruce Anderson, University of Nebraska Extension forage specialist.
Beef Quality Assurance Is A Stewardship Tool
Almost two decades ago, the beef industry had a demand-damning problem that no one in the cattle business was aware of: about one out of four top butts that retailers received came with an injection-site blemish.
R-CALF USA Continues Fight for Markets
R-CALF USA has urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to use its rulemaking authority to fully restore the cattle futures market to its original purpose of affording U.S. cattle producers a useful marketing tool, void of distortion and manipulation by certain speculators and other dominant market participants.