Coccidiosis in Cattle
John G. Kirkpatrick, DVM, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Glenn Selk, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist, Oklahoma State University
Economics: Coccidiosis in cattle is one of the five most economically important diseases of the cattle industry. It is estimated to cost the industry $100 million or more annually.
Wyoming expands brucellosis testing and research
The Cattle Business Weekly
When two heifers on a ranch near Meeteetse, Wyo. tested positive for exposure to brucellosis this fall, technicians from the University of Wyoming State Veterinary Laboratory quickly tested more than 320 other cattle in the area.
Using wheat pasture for pregnant heifers
The recent rain showers give some Oklahoma producers hope that wheat pasture may be available in late November or early December. Wheat pasture (if adequate rainfall produces growth) can be used as a supplement for pregnant replacement heifers. Using wheat pasture judiciously makes sense for pregnant heifers for two reasons.
You Can Get More Dollars per Bull
‘What can I do to sell my bulls for more money?” Isn’t that what every Angus seedstock producer asks himself at one time or another?
Commercial customers want quality in the animals they buy and the best bull for the money spent. Now, it seems most seedstock producers can meet those needs, but some commercial producers want a little more personal attention.
Why Silage Density Is Important
Hay and Forage Grower
The higher a silage’s dry matter density, the more silage can be stored in a silo or pile, the less will be lost to spoilage and the more profit a producer should be able to realize.
Beef Quality Assurance at the Tulsa Farm Show
Southwest Farm Press
Beef producers are invited to learn ways to improve production practices that influence the safety, wholesomeness, and quality of the products they produce during the Oklahoma Beef Quality Assurance Program, December 9 at the Tulsa Farm Show.
Oldest Heifer Calves Make The Best Replacements
Scott Laudert, Ph.D.
Heifer calves born the first 21 days of calving will make the best replacements, according to University of Nebraska research.
Auctioneers’ call helps round up the cattle
Staccato burst after burst of numbers are rattled off, rising in increments of pennies and half pennies.
Lifting of horse slaughter ban reignites debate in Texas, nationwide
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Animal rights activists were dealt a blow two weeks ago when a ban on USDA horse meat inspections was quietly slipped out of an agricultural appropriations law, meaning that horse slaughter can resume in states that don’t have their own prohibition, as Texas does.
Fed Cattle Can Make Money, Even With High Inputs
With high feeder cattle and ration costs putting fed-cattle breakevens in the $1.25/lb. range – or higher – “anything cattle feeders can do to improve performance is important,” says Shawn Walter of Professional Cattle Consultants (PCC), Weatherford, OK.