Health and Nutrition Go Hand in Hand
There are many aspects to keeping a herd of cattle healthy. Vaccinations, worming, etc. are often what we think of. But if you want your calves to be born healthy next year and your cows to remain healthy and productive, nutrition is as important as anything.
Cattleman Roping In the Profits on Sport Cattle
Victoria G. Myers
It only takes a minute of talking with W.R. Baker to get crystal clear on the qualities he values in a cow herd. It’s not the sort of thing you’d hear from the average cattleman.
Timing is Everything: Clemson researchers hit 73% Choice with a short stint in the feedlot.
Whether you’re trying to finish steers for a beef business or make sure your yearling bulls shine come ultrasound time, Clemson researchers Susan Duckett and John Andrae have good news.
Spring Storms and Cold Stress
Cold stress with cattle is often associated with below zero temperatures, especially in South Dakota. In reality, cattle that are adapted to the cold conditions found in northern plains winters can function and perform well under a wide range of conditions.
Make Vaccination One Step to Build Herd Health Program
Many beef producers think their vaccination program is their herd health program, but that’s too thin a viewpoint, says Dr. Arn Anderson, who practices from his Crosstimbers Veterinary Clinic at Bowie, Texas.
Here are tips for cattle and forage producers
During the breeding season, monitor the activity of each bull. Be sure all bulls are walking properly and checking cows for estrus activity.
Dairy, beef cattle lameness guidelines available from AABP
The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) has introduced newly created beef and dairy lameness guidelines for its members and the livestock industry. "Lameness in Dairy & Beef Herds" offers information veterinarians and their clients can use to identify, mitigate and prevent lameness in cattle.