Are You Getting The Most Out Of Your Vaccines?
Dave Sparks DVM
The Stock Exchange
Do you suffer from sticker shock when you order or pick up the vaccines for your herd health program? Unfortunately, there is not much you can do to lower these costs without putting your animals’ health at risk, but you can do some things to ensure that you are getting your money’s worth of protection.
Ranching on the cloud
Those who qualify as senior citizens have seen a lot of changes in ranching operations during our lifetimes.
Many of us grew up on ranches with outdoor toilets, kerosene lamps and screw worms.
Buyers Look for Risk-Reducers
The paradigm for raising calves has changed. Good genetics and quality reputation are no longer enough to bring top dollar at the local auction, or anywhere for that matter.
Minerals for a Thousand
With 1,000 cows to manage, Keith Strickland spends a lot of time raising forages and providing health care for the herd. But this cattle manager of Warren Farms, in Newton Grove, N.C., also makes sure the herd’s mineral program gets priority.
Beef cattle export potential
Promoting modern beef cattle production practices utilized by Kansas farmers and ranchers and high quality Kansas beef products will be priorities for the Kansas Department of Agriculture (KDA) during an upcoming trade mission to Russia Oct. 23 – Nov. 2.
Select and Develop Productive Heifers
As you rush to sort calves in the light of high calf prices, be careful with the ladies in the lot. Your replacement heifers need a little more TLC than you may have thought.
Taiwan detects more U.S. beef with banned feed additive
Taiwan detected cattle feed additive zilpaterol in U.S. beef, the third such incident in less than a month in Asia, heightening concerns across the region over banned animal growth drugs.
FDA proposes new rules for animal food and feed
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published a proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act intending to improve safety of livestock feeds and pet foods.
Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability
W. Mark Hilton, DVM
Each fall, cattle veterinarians from North America and beyond gather for the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference. As always, there were many excellent talks at this year’s meeting in Milwaukee to help herd health DVMs stay current on cattle health and production.
Merck works toward bringing Zilmax back to the U.S., Canada market
U.S. drugmaker Merck & Co told Reuters on Tuesday that it plans to bring its Zilmax animal feed additive back for sale in the United States and Canada, after it completes an audit of how the muscle-building cattle feed product is used in the agriculture sector.