BeefTalk: Pregnancy Evaluation is a Key Management Tool
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
Next year’s planning is under way. Everything is upbeat, and the cows and bulls even get a blue ribbon. Eighty-four percent of the cows are projected to calf in the first 21 days of the calving season next spring. This means that the cows cycled and the bulls got them bred.
Don’t be taken by surprise by anaplasmosis
Dave Sparks, DVM
It is easy to be taken by surprise by anaplasmosis. Although the problem can occur any time, it is usually most prevalent in the mid to late summer. This is a time when many stockmen are busy in the hay fields or with other projects and are not checking their cows every day like they do during winter feeding.
Obama and Romney: Concerning AG Issues
On the Issues.com
Presidential candidates present their AG Policy
Stalks can be cost-effective for heifers
Bovine Veterinarian Magazine
While much of the country is still feeling the effects of the drought, it’s still important to keep young heifers nutritionally sound in a cost-effective manner.
DTN Livestock Analyst John Harrington dreams of a presidential debate where the focus is on issues important to livestock producers.
For the previous two months I have written about roundworms and flukes, two types of internal parasites that can hurt cattle health and performance. The final parasitic disease that I am going to focus on is coccidiosis. This disease is caused by a small parasite that invades the cells of the intestinal tract and, if enough intestinal cells are damaged, diarrhea or bloody diarrhea can result.
CHAPS Data Shows Benefits Of Smart Culling
This year’s widespread drought on top of last year’s moisture sucker in the Southern Plains has left everything short – from corn to hay to the supply of cattle. Yet, true to their nature, folks in the cattle business can always figure out a different way to skin the proverbial cat.