What’s a cow worth? Determining the value of a cow important to success
Farm & Ranch Guide
Knowing the value of your stock cows is important, whether you are working out a budget for your herd, or getting ready to purchase additional cows for your herd, according to Karl Hoppe, area Extension livestock specialist at the NDSU Carrington Research Extension Center.
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Most veterinarians and animal scientists agree a bull should be checked before every breeding season.
BQA Value-Added Beef
The BQA program’s early emphasis was on assuring the real and perceived safety of beef. Gary Smith, Colorado State University Monfort Chair and professor of meat sciences, says BQA programming has been instrumental in building beef demand in the U.S. and elsewhere.
Colostrum is vitally important for newborns
Tri State Livestock News
Colostrum is the first milk produced by the cow following parturition and it contains immunoglobulins which are vital to the development of an active immune system in newborn calves.
Sufficient nutrients vital for beef cows
A summer of excessive moisture and good grass growth followed by record high temperatures and record low precipitation this winter has provided many northern Plains cattle producers with the opportunity to extend their grazing season well beyond normal.
Home, Home … on Less Range
New York Times
Significant amounts of forage — nature’s free “service” to the cattlemen — will either be dessicated (under the warmer and drier projection) as the arid conditions in southeastern California inch northward or will be replaced by less-digestible scrub and brush (under the warmer and wetter projection), the study projects.
Okla. drought leads to abandoned livestock
State and agriculture officials launched a program Monday to help local law enforcement agencies overwhelmed with trying to care for an increasing number of abandoned animals and livestock.
Justices block law stemming from Chino meat recall
The Press Enterprise
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday blocked portions of a 2008 California animal slaughter law passed after revelations of abuse at a Chino meatpacking plant led to the largest beef recall in U.S. history.
UNL leads $25 million project targeting E. coli threat to food safety
University of Nebraska
The project targets Shiga-toxin producing E. coli, or STEC, which cause more than 265,000 illnesses in the United States annually. Eating contaminated food or having direct contact with fecal matter from infected cattle and other ruminants cause most of these illnesses.
Access to Water Critical for Wintering Beef Cattle
Rhonda R. Gildersleeve
University of Wisconsin
Cattle need daily access to water to meet their needs during winter months, although the total amount consumed decreases compared to warmer weather conditions.