Weight measurement enables effective management
Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
We commonly hear the phrase "you can’t manage what you don’t measure," especially in regards to forage production and pasture management. However, this statement applies to many other facets of beef cattle production. Cattle are managed, in many ways, according to their weight.
Managing Feedlot Cattle During a Heat Wave
Summer heat waves pose a serious danger to cattle in feedlots. Not only is there elevated risk of death loss, but there is also the reduction in performance and efficiency to consider.
The 60-Day Culling Limit
Old, open or ornery means an automatic ticket to town for Jacot Ranch cows. That’s just simple economics for Paul Jacot and his son, John. But the Moline, Kan., cow/calf men have been changing their culling strategy lately in order to head the herd in a whole new direction.
Beta-agonists Have Clear Effects on Cattle, Scientists Say
At the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science and American Dairy Science Assn. in Kansas City, Mo., this week, a group of scientists said beta-agonists provide clear and consistent effects when fed to cattle and swine as recommended.
State votes to adopts standards to align with federal livestock identification program
The state Board of Animal Health has voted to adopt standards that align Indiana with a federal livestock identification program aimed at helping agriculture officials quickly track livestock in cases of disease. Indiana State Veterinarian Bret D. Marsh says Indiana will start its new livestock identification and documentation requirements on Jan. 1.
More shoppers say they care about ‘animal welfare’
A spokesman for the organization that represents U.S. food retailers says more consumers are identifying “humane treatment of farm animals” as one of their food-buying concerns.
How dead cattle led to the discovery of warfarin
Although not quite up there with Hercules and the Minotaur, it’s still a fairly accurate statement, considering the creation of the world’s most famous anticoagulant – allowing the treatment of life-threatening blood clots and atrial fibrillation – all began with a set of mysterious deaths that threatened the livelihood of farmers in the Northern US and Canada in the early 1920s.