Can storage of vaccine affect its efficacy?
Respiratory disease in cattle also known as BRD, shipping fever or pneumonia may cost the U.S. cattle industry over $2 billion annually (Powell 2013). Management techniques can offset much of this cost and having a good vaccination program can maintain the health of a calf all the way through the production system.
Protein Offers Animal Deworming Properties
A team of USDA and university researchers has demonstrated that when a bacteria-derived protein was fed to worm-infected swine, the infection was nearly completely eliminated.
Reduce excessive pressure on cows’ feet to prevent lameness
Farm and Ranch Guide
Sixty percent of cows can be classified as lame on at least one occasion during the year. Lameness is not just a production concern, it’s an animal welfare issue. Cows that are lame do not move around as much, making eating or drinking more difficult, and experience foot pain. Like many other diseases or concerns in the herd, prevention is best.
Good Mineral Program Important for Bulls Too
Stephen B. Blezinger, Ph.D., PAS
Most cattle producers will tell you they have some type of mineral program. This might range from a “white salt block and a yellow salt block” on to a full blown, custom-designed mineral with all the bells and whistles and then some. In general, when selecting a mineral program the typical producer does so with the cow in mind.
Agriculture commissioner to Chipotle: What’s wrong with Texas beef?
How would you like your steak — imported or local? Chipotle Mexican Grill recently switched to the former, a move that frustrated supporters of an industry they say offers just as fine a product here at home.
Researchers create better methods to detect E. coli
Kansas State University
Kansas State University diagnosticians are helping the cattle industry save millions of dollars each year by developing earlier and accurate detection of E. coli.
Larson Ranch LLC: Five generations working together
The Cattle Business Weekly
Audie Larson and his family are no strangers to the hard work, dedication, and teamwork it takes to operate a ranch on the rolling prairies and river breaks of south central South Dakota. Audie is a fourth generation cattle and horse rancher, raising a fifth generation close behind.
Vitamin A: What You Need to Know
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Successfully incorporating mineral and vitamin supplementation into your nutrition program stems from understanding why cattle need those nutrients in the first place.
When making hay becomes challenging
Weather conditions in many areas have caused hay-making to be a challenge this year. Rory Lewandowski, Extension educator in Wayne County Ohio says hay could mold if put up wet.
Cattle have a dual purpose: To make money and improve the land.
Johann Zietsman and Jaime (Jim) Elizondo Braun have taken this dual purpose premise to the logical extreme. Their selection methods utilizing the best adapted genetics with ultra high density grazing has resulted in much higher proﬁtability per acre while greatly improving the land.