Daily Archives: August 24, 2011

Q&A: An overdose of black leg vaccine ( 10 cc) was given to a few

Q&A: An overdose of black leg vaccine ( 10 cc) was given to a few

Just Answer

An overdose of black leg vaccine ( 10 cc) was given to a few cattle, when the dose is 5 cc. Is there a chance these cattle will get black leg? Or other complications?

Full Story

Bull semen forces closure of interstate ramp

Bull semen forces closure of interstate ramp

WKRN

Canisters of bull semen caused quite a scare on the on-ramp to Interstate 65 South Tuesday morning.

The canisters fell off a Greyhound bus just after 5 a.m. as the bus traveled around the curve of the ramp just south of downtown Nashville.

Fire and emergency crews were called to the scene amid reports of a foul odor.

Full Story

Take Precautions for Health Security of the Herd

Take Precautions for Health Security of the Herd

Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS

One more result of the ongoing drought conditions in much of the mid-south is that many producers are selling significant portions of their herds.

Full Story

The what, how and why of selling beef overseas.

The what, how and why of selling beef overseas.

Miranda Reiman

Angus Journal

To get beef products from a Midwestern packing plant to Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates, it takes about 50 days, and a lot more work and money.

Full Story

Breed the Herd in One Day

Breed the Herd in One Day

Becky Mills

DTN

For brothers Phil and Jim Ham, heat synchronization is not negotiable. They breed 350 cows and heifers using AI for at least one service, and say it’s a job they wouldn’t want to attempt without synchronization.

Full Story

Is it a cow or steer or just a bull?

Is it a cow or steer or just a bull?

Kimberley Willis

Examiner.com

News stories periodically feature loose cattle running down streets or standing in the roads and depending on the reporters fear level regarding such animals they are called either cows or bulls, and chances are they aren’t either.  

Full Story

Distillers grains can add pounds to grazing calves

Distillers grains can add pounds to grazing calves

Gayle Smith

Tri State Livestock News

Distillers grain byproduct can benefit grazing stocker cattle by adding additional pounds of gain while they are grazing, according to Lyle Lomas of Kansas State University Southeast Agricultural Research Center in Parsons, KS.

Full Story

Efficiently Feeding Beef Cows Round Bales

Efficiently Feeding Beef Cows Round Bales

Ontario Minister of Agriculture

Do you know how much your cows are eating?

Feed supply for the cows is an issue for many Ontario beef farmers this season. Many producers are retaining more animals than normal, due to depressed cull and breeding cow markets. As well, in some parts of the province, forage yields were low.

Full Story

Scorching weather may call for creep feeding of calves

Scorching weather may call for creep feeding of calves

Penn State Live

To deal with the scorching hot weather which has stressed cows, beef producers should consider creep feeding for their calves, a Penn State animal scientist advises.

Full Story

Limousin Releases Multibreed EPDs

Limousin Releases Multibreed EPDs

The Beef Site

Expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the autumn 2011 International Limousin Genetic Evaluation are now available through various features of the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) web site.

Full Story