Daily Archives: June 5, 2014

Research Says 2% Of All Cattle Are Supershedders

Research Says 2% Of All Cattle Are Supershedders

Tim Lundeen

Beef Producer

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.

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Shade reduces cattle heat stress

Shade reduces cattle heat stress

Deke Alkire

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.

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Do These 3 Animal Health Practices To Boost Your Herd’s Profit

Do These 3 Animal Health Practices To Boost Your Herd’s Profit

Jennifer Ryan

BEEF

Both veterinarians and producers know that with every lost pound of  gain, open cow or calf death there is missed opportunity for profit.

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Fertility potential: the bull + the cow+ the inseminator + the environment.

Fertility potential: the bull + the cow+ the inseminator + the environment.

Mel DeJarnette

Select Sires

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.

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What are the effects of calf health on feedlot profitability?

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.

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Ten Ways to Cut Cattle Feeding Costs

Ten Ways to Cut Cattle Feeding Costs

Dan Loy

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.

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The Benefits of Clipping Pastures

The Benefits of Clipping Pastures

Genevieve

King’s  AgriSeeds

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.

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