Pay Close Attention to Cattle’s Foot and Hoof Health
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
There are few problems that are as miserable as foot pain. Having endured some minor problems with my feet over the years I can attest that foot pain will certainly shut you down. The same goes for cattle.
New Forage Variety Boasts Improved Disease Resistance
A new arrowleaf clover variety will produce more forage with improved resistance to disease, according to its developer, Texas A&M AgriLife Research forage breeder Dr. Gerald Smith.
Outstanding cattlewoman: Janet Harvin has unbridled passion for agriculture
The word "outstanding" isn’t a word to take lightly, but it’s a word easily carried on the shoulders of Janet Harvin, who earned a slot as one of three finalists for this year’s statewide Outstanding Cattlewoman of the Year award.
It’s A Great Time To Be Selling Calves
It’s a good time to sell calves; I’m not talking about market timing, but in general. As the saying goes, the grass is always greener on the other side of the fence.
Beef Quality Assurance
I was watching my RFD-TV a few days ago and an episode of ‘All-Around Performance Horse’ was on. It is one of my favorite shows on the channel.
They were having the High Oaks Ranch annual branding and did a great job of showing the real-life way that we work cattle. During the broadcast, they explained the reasons for doing the things that should be done to create high quality, safe beef.
Identification of new cattle virus will help rule out mad cow disease
A new cow virus that causes neurologic symptoms reminiscent of mad cow disease has been identified and its genome sequenced by a team of researchers including scientists at the University of California, Davis.
Crossbreeding systems for beef cattle
There are a number of reasons why beef producers could consider crossbreeding rather than traditional straight-breeding programs for their beef enterprises. The first of these is ‘grading up’ from one breed to another. This has rather limited opportunity other than for those who are establishing new breeds of cattle.