Daily Archives: May 2, 2014

5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle

5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle

W. Mark Hilton


Biting flies are carriers of such diseases as anaplasmosis and bovine leukosis virus. Face flies can spread Moraxella bovis, which causes pinkeye, from animal to animal. The economic loss from each horn fly biting an animal 30 times/day can also be substantial.

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Iowa Beef Center offers Online Heifer Development Resources

Iowa Beef Center offers Online Heifer Development Resources

Patrick Gunn

 Iowa Beef Center

With the cow herd at the smallest level since 1962, recent moderation in grain prices, and optimism for growth in domestic and export demand, the stage is set for expansion of the national beef cow herd.

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Trust critical to branded meat programs

Trust critical to branded meat programs

Jeff DeYoung

Iowa Farmer Today

Many years in the cattle business have taught Stanley Martins one thing — an unhappy customer is no longer a customer. Martins runs a purebred and commercial cow operation near here in Allamakee County, raising Simmental, Angus and Fleckvieh cattle. He sells bulls and bred heifers, and also sells feeder cattle.

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