Daily Archives: May 17, 2013

Manage newborn calves for productivity

Manage newborn calves for productivity

High Plains Journal

The first few weeks of a calf’s life are pivotal to its productivity. With proper management, producers can minimize pitfalls such as overcrowding, environmental factors, physical hazards and less-than-pristine barn conditions.

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Different solutions to the same problem

Different solutions to the same problem

Heather Smith Thomas

Tri-State Livestock News

Trichomoniasis (Trich) can sneak into a cattle herd without obvious signs, until cows are observed returning to heat when they should be pregnant. This sexually transmitted disease is caused by protozoa living in the reproductive tract of cows and the sheath of bulls.

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Scientists Experiment with Corn Silage in Finishing Diets

Scientists Experiment with Corn Silage in Finishing Diets

Nebraska Ag Connection

University of Nebraska-Lincoln scientists are experimenting with the use of corn silage in cattle finishing diets, finding that it can be an economical replacement for corn in feedlot diets containing distillers grains.

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Catching cattle an unlisted job requirement for Oklahoma deputies

Catching cattle an unlisted job requirement for Oklahoma deputies

Brett Wessler

Drovers

A high number of cattle escaping pastures in the last month have resulted in car accidents, cattle deaths and lost time for deputies in Payne County, Oklahoma.

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Reducing Stress At Branding Time

Reducing Stress At Branding Time

Janna Kincheloe

iGrow

Branding of livestock has served as an important method of permanent identification for thousands of years. Use of brands as identification is important  to be able to determine ownership of an animal in public grazing land situations, on large acreages where cattle may be lost or mixed with other herds, and ranches that have cattle owned by more than one person.

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Cattle temperament, immunity and performance

Cattle temperament, immunity and performance

John Maday

Bovine Veterinarian

Flighty cattle are difficult and sometimes dangerous to handle, and according to a report from USDA and university researchers, they could be better at concealing disease

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Heat Stress In May Is Very Possible for Cattle, Livestock Herds

Heat Stress In May Is Very Possible for Cattle, Livestock Herds

Beef Producer

Old Man Winter held on longer than usual this year, but now summertime temperatures are taking hold, providing ample reason for cattle producers to guard against heat stress in their herds.

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Cattlemen Embark On Next Chapter In Animal Disease Traceability

Cattlemen Embark On Next Chapter In Animal Disease Traceability

Burt Rutherford       

BEEF

If there’s a lesson to be learned from the long and often contentious road that USDA traveled in its effort to implement a nationwide animal disease traceability (ADT) system, it’s that patience, persistence and a lot of listening are crucial.

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59th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 5-7 in College Station

59th Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course scheduled Aug. 5-7 in College Station

AgriLife Today

Weather outlook and a cattle market outlook are two of the featured topics to be discussed during the general session scheduled Aug. 5.

“A lot of producers are wanting to know how long this current market cycle will last and how to go about herd expansion strategies in the future,” said Dr. Jason Cleere, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist in College Station and conference coordinator.

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How does climate variability affect cattle?

How does climate variability affect cattle?

Delta Farm Press

The USDA has awarded $19.5 million to support research, education and Extension activities associated with climate solutions in agriculture aimed at the impacts of climate variability and change on dairy and beef cattle.

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