Daily Archives: July 16, 2013

Are Older Cows Less Fertile?

Are Older Cows Less Fertile?

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN/The Progressive Farmer

Being older doesn’t mean a cow is necessarily less fertile. Rule out other problems before you cull her, including the breeding soundness of your bull.

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Balancing beef cow rations helps producers survive high feed costs

Balancing beef cow rations helps producers survive high feed costs

Michigan State University

The days of winter feeding beef cows by placing free choice hay bales in front of the cows has become too expensive for most cow-calf producers.

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Summer brings danger of nitrate, prussic acid poisoning in cattle

Summer brings danger of nitrate, prussic acid poisoning in cattle

Delta Farm Press

Drought can turn ordinary forages into sources of nitrate and prussic acid poisoning in cattle and producers should keep a close eye on pasture conditions.

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Online course: Pharmaceutical use in cattle

Online course: Pharmaceutical use in cattle

Bovine Veterinarian

West Texas A&M University will offer an online three-credit course on pharmaceutical use in cattle this fall. The course will equip persons involved in the administration, distribution or sale of pharmaceuticals used in cattle to maximize therapeutic outcomes, prevent drug-related problems and protect the wholesomeness of the food supply chain.

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I am a US cattle rancher. What do you want to know?

I am a US cattle rancher. What do you want to know?

Amelia Kent

The Guardian (UK)

. . . There isn’t a typical day. We have to check all of our cattle several times a week throughout the year. It’s is a chore in itself as we have over 300 head of cows and replacement heifers on seven different locations within a 60-mile radius.

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Low-stress cattle handling demos scheduled

Low-stress cattle handling demos scheduled

High Plains Journal

Four days in late July are targeted at providing Iowa cattle producers with training on low-stress cattle handling. Each event is part of the on-going educational sessions that the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association is offering through its Beef Business Connections program. Producers who attend the training and demonstration sessions can become BQA-certified.

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Drylot beef cow production a viable option for producers

Drylot beef cow production a viable option for producers

In Forum

Drylot beef cow production can be a viable alternative for producers, according to researchers at North Dakota State University’s Carrington Research Extension Center.

The researchers are in the middle of a six-year study that compares drylot and pasture cow-calf beef production systems.

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