Research Says 2% Of All Cattle Are Supershedders
The latest research says about 2% of all cattle, including those in feedlots and those on pasture, may be supershedders," a term scientists have coined to describe cattle which turn out high levels of pathogenic organisms.
Shade reduces cattle heat stress
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
Cattle will naturally seek shade when the temperature and humidity rise. In many parts of the U.S., shade is a necessity for grazing animals to maintain optimal performance. Heat stress can greatly impact cattle performance through decreased milk production and subsequent calf growth, decreased reproductive performance in cows and bulls, and decreased stocker and feeder calf performance.
Do These 3 Animal Health Practices To Boost Your Herd’s Profit
Both veterinarians and producers know that with every lost pound of gain, open cow or calf death there is missed opportunity for profit.
Fertility potential: the bull + the cow+ the inseminator + the environment.
The success of any artificial insemination program is dependent on numerous factors. Success starts with a bull that is healthy, disease-free, and produces ample quantities of high quality semen. However, equally important is the fertility potential of the female, competency of the inseminator, and quality of the environment.
What are the effects of calf health on feedlot profitability?
Dr. John Paterson
Montana State University
The observation that calf disposition (temperament) was having a significant effect on profitability is probably as interesting as the data on the effects of post-weaning disease.
Ten Ways to Cut Cattle Feeding Costs
Iowa State University
Keeping costs down is one way to improve your chances of making money in the cattle feeding business. Here are 10 suggestions.
The Benefits of Clipping Pastures
ry out a simple pasture management upgrade this year – invest a little time to clip grass after each grazing, especially a heavy grazing. It evens out pasture, promoting uniform regrowth, and preserves the forage in a vegetative state.