Daily Archives: February 14, 2011

Cow care during the last trimester of pregnancy

Cow care during the last trimester of pregnancy

Dave Barz, DVM

Tri State Livestock News

Winter is really challenging to cow-calf operations. The cold wind and snow put stress on gestating cows. Many of the cows we inspect at the auction market show weight loss, resulting in poor body condition. It is very important not to cut any corners with your breeding herd.

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Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate 40th anniversary

Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate 40th anniversary

High Plains Journal

The premier educational event in Iowa for cow-calf producers has a big event planned, and everyone is invited.

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Worried about scours? ACT NOW!

Worried about scours? ACT NOW!

Mark Robbins

Drovers

As a nutritionist, I often field questions from cattlemen on calf scours.  Most of these questions come to me after the problem has set in. An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, especially where scours are concerned.

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Worrying Over Cow’s Weight Loss

Worrying Over Cow’s Weight Loss

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

One thing to consider is Johne’s disease. It is a slowly developing disease that leads to severe chronic diarrhea and cannot be cured.

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Fencing cattle from Streams-Maybe not

Fencing cattle from Streams-Maybe not

Marilyn Cox

Culpeper Star Exponent

Unconvinced their herds are polluting streams, some Madison County cattlemen balk at the idea of fencing their stream-side pastures. But others accept the notion and have already fenced their farms.

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The next challenge for the beef industry

The next challenge for the beef industry

Steve Paisley

Tri State Livestock News

As calving is in full swing and spring is on the horizon, producers in the area are looking at current calf prices and wondering how long they can be sustained.

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Research shows livestock industry is ‘green’

Research shows livestock industry is ‘green’

High Plains Journal

Livestock agriculture is green. It is time the industry stopped allowing itself to be pushed around and start using science-based information to tell what it is doing for the world, according to speakers at the recent Southwest Beef Symposium in Amarillo.

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