9 tips to get cattle back on feed in the heat
The recent, and upcoming, hot weather present challenges to keeping cattle healthy and on feed. Please review the following tips from Great Plains Livestock Consulting, Inc. to help get cattle back on feed and reduce further performance loss.
NCBA Official: Focus on Regulations
Hoosier AG Today
National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vice President of Government Affairs Colin Woodall says more attention should be given to curbing the administration’s onslaught of burdensome, costly and scientifically unfounded regulations as a way to cut spending and prevent further job loss in rural America.
50 Years of Flaking
Feed efficiency isn’t a term that would have meant much to farmers feeding cattle a hundred years ago. Until hybrid corn was introduced in about 1920, farmers would fatten their few animals for friends and family with flint or dent corn.
Drought can Force Livestock to Eat Poisonous Plants
Kansas State University
The relentless drought that has settled over much of Kansas and states across the south brings more problems than the lack of pasture forage growth for livestock producers.
More than 1,500 cattle in South Dakota reported dead due to heat
The Daily Republic
People aren’t the only animals suffering in this extreme heat. State Veterinarian Dustin Oedekoven said at least 1,500 head of cattle have died across South Dakota during the prolonged excessive hot spell, with temperatures routinely hitting the high 90s and sometimes topping the century mark across the state.
Next to Perform: Meat Destroying the Environment?
The EWG is putting on their best drama to place FEAR in the minds of the consumer, claiming that animal agriculture is solely destroying the consumer’s health and the environment. I urge you to look past the smoke and mirrors and examine the facts.
Problems and Solutions for Maintaining Pregnancy Rates in Summer Heat
There are two possible mechanisms by which heat stress can affect embryonic mortality. In the short term, high ambient temperatures can negatively influence the uterine environment and its ability to maintain development of a viable embryo.
Where have all the Farmers and Ranchers gone?
According to a new report released today, July 19, 2011 by the Center for Rural Affairs, both Nebraska and Missouri are experiencing a decline in the number of farms operated by Latinos with Missouri witnessing a nearly 37% decline and Nebraska a nearly 44% decline, despite overall increases in the Latino population in both states.
Beef industry makes use of dairy bull calves
Steady interest and significant research keeps producers focused on the subjects, but few dairy operations see debate where carcass values, dressing percentages and yield grades are thematic. It may be time for feedlot terms to enter the calf barn.
Ensuring Healthy Calves Starts with the Cow
Most operations have some sort of herd health program. Every outfit lays a claim to shot giving, pour-on strategies or a program that takes in the big picture of complete herd health.