Ensuring the Respect They Deserve
Christy Couch Lee
He was a Hereford breeder discouraged by the discounts Hereford-influenced calves received. Fortunately, he also owns a sale barn. And he set out to even the playing field for the whitefaced breed.
Drylotting beef cows in times of drought
Ivan G. Rush
Tri-State Livestock News
Last month I stated I wanted to share some good news and not dwell on the drought so I shared some great accomplishments as a result of check-off dollars. I was hoping moisture would come and we wouldn’t need to concentrate on dealing with the drought and lack of forage and the high price of corn.
How Is Corn Steam-Flaked for Animal Feed?
Processing raw grains for addition to animal feeds is a common practice. According to a study by Owens and Gardner in 2000, cattle fed steam-flaked grains gained more weight in a more efficient manner than those fed dry-rolled, high-moisture or whole-grain diets.
The Measure of a Bull
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
Bull selection based on scrotal circumference can significantly improve a herd’s reproductive performance.
Timing of AI for maximum conception rates
Proper timing is one of several factors that determine the success rate following artificial insemination (AI). The optimum timing of insemination following heat detection is based on events that occur between the beginning of standing heat and ovulation. The same events must be controlled for timed-AI following estrous synchronization to be successful.
Vaccination key to preventing bovine respiratory disease
Joplin Regional Stockyards
Extension Service veterinarians are urging cattle producers to include prevention in their branding and turnout calf vaccination programs.
Drought conditions prevail, so short supplies of grass and water are of major concern to producers. Sick calves only make the situation worse.
Impacts of nutrition on health of newly received calves
Most beef producers are well aware that if growing calves don’t eat or don’t have enough to eat that they won’t gain, and won’t make a profit. However, most producers don’t realize that what that calf eats, or doesn’t eat, also has a big impact on the health status of that calf.