Warming cold calves and assisting calves that don’t breathe at birth
Heather Smith Thomas
Tri State Livestock News
A calf born during a snowstorm or cold weather may become severely chilled. Any calf with a body temperature below 100 degrees F. needs warming. There are several ways to safely warm calves.
Getting Ready for Calving Season
Generally, cow folk look forward to calving season. Most enjoy the sense of renewal that comes with the arrival of a new calf crop. They’re anxious for a first look at the results of time and money invested in genetic selection.
There was a lame three-year-old out in the heifer field, and I saddled the buckskin mare to get her in. You could see that a front foot was swollen, and I wanted to look for the source of the swelling.
NCBA Show Attracts Topnotch Entertainment
The 2012 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show 1 – 4 February, 2012, in Nashville, has more in store for participants than one may expect.
Antibiotics rule jars ranchers
Livestock industry representatives say new federal restrictions on uses of cephalosporin antibiotics won’t have a large impact on operations, but they fear additional restrictions on antibiotic use in the future.
Increasing profits on the ranch
North Platte Bulletin
Dave Pratt has transferred a passion for teaching and innovative research after 15 years at California Extension Service to ranch consulting, and has taught more than 150 Ranching for Profit courses across the states and Canada.
Grazing of cattle pastures can improve soil quality
Bandera County Courier
A team of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists has given growers in the Piedmont guidance on how to restore degraded soils and make the land productive.