Healthy animals can handle a few worms, but don’t let those numbers grow!
When we are struggling to pay for the feed required to keep cattle alive during drought, any opportunity to cut other input costs is welcome. An area to explore for cost cutting is internal parasite control.
Improvement + Growth
Barb Baylor Anderson
Have a conversation with Chad Daugherty and one thing is clear: The 29-year-old beef producer from Cerro Gordo, Ill., weaves improvement and growth into both his job and his industry contributions. Daugherty manages Blue Ridge Cattle, with locations in Monticello and Carlisle, Ky. He is also chairman of the new Illinois Beef Association (IBA) Young Producer Council (YPC).
Kick-Start Respiratory Vaccination at Turnout
Using an intranasal vaccine at branding or summer turnout can help producers prepare calves to kick-start their fight against bovine respiratory disease (BRD), according to Dr Michael Nichols, DVM, Cattle and Equine Technical Services, Pfizer Animal Health.
Management Intensive Rotational Grazing, otherwise known as MIRG, is a BIG part of Prescribed Grazing Management. It’s a system of grazing in which ruminant and non-ruminant herds are regularly and systematically moved to fresh pasture with the intent to maximize the quality and quantity of forage growth.
Building Better Beef Replacement Heifers
Dr. Jim White and Mike John
Feed them right early and have them at breeding weight in time
The goal for selecting replacement heifers is simple—you want them to conceive, calve early in the calving season, provide adequate milk production and produce a calf every year.
Cows: The Innocent Bystanders
Wall Street Journal
What exactly fueled the firestorm over what some call "lean finely textured beef" and others call "pink slime"?
Here’s a possible answer: a troubling mix of industry intransigence, uninformed consumers and a megaphone-toting media—social and otherwise. The only innocent bystander was the cow.
Beef cow nutrition during calving and early lactation
Calving season has started for most producers and will be starting for others in the near future. Nutritional management of the cow herd is more important during the periods of late pregnancy and early lactation than any other.