Daily Archives: August 5, 2014

A System that Puts the Brakes on Calf Scours

A System that Puts the Brakes on Calf Scours

Victoria G. Myers

Progressive Farmer

Calf scours is caused by a long list of viral and bacterial pathogens and parasites. Infected calves are often lost in the first two weeks of life and can quickly spread the infection.

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Four considerations for choosing the best electrolyte

Four considerations for choosing the best electrolyte

Farm and Ranch Guide

Scours has long been a major health issue for most calf raisers. Calves can scour anywhere from day one up until they are weaned at 8 weeks of age, making health challenges resulting from scours the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in calves.

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Early Pregnancy Detection: A Tool for Managing and Marketing in the Cowher

Early Pregnancy Detection: A Tool for Managing and Marketing in the Cowherd

Aaron Berger

University of Nebraska

Traditionally, cows and replacement heifers are pregnancy tested in the fall of the year and then non-pregnant cows and cull cows are marketed at that time. This is also historically when cull cow prices tend to be seasonally at their lowest.

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UC Davis institute stands watch against agroterrorism

UC Davis institute stands watch against agroterrorism

Chris Macias

Sacramento Bee

California agricultural catastrophe could start with a single handkerchief. In the hands of a clever terrorist, the handkerchief could be contaminated with the foot-and-mouth disease virus, then dropped in a pen of livestock. Cattle, which are curious by nature, would soon start sniffing the handkerchief, potentially creating a ground zero for one of the most feared diseases in farming.

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Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center To Mark 100 Years

Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center To Mark 100 Years

WBIW

Feldun-Purdue Agricultural Center, will mark its 100th anniversary with a celebration on August 23 with a celebration of the past and future. The event will kick off at 2 p.m. and includes an evening program at 7 p.m. Those attending need to RSVP by Wednesday by calling the Center at 279-8554 or by emailing farm superintendent Brad Shelton at sheltonb@purdue.edu.

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Beef Today Announces Inaugural Cowboy College Event

Beef Today Announces Inaugural Cowboy College Event

AgriMarketing

Farm Journal Media announced today its first-ever Beef Today Cowboy College, an event designed specifically for feedlot cattle crews – processing teams, cowboy doctors and others involved in the day-to-day care and welfare of the animals.

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No Advantage To Late Cattle Castration; Is Chemical Castration An Option?

No Advantage To Late Cattle Castration; Is Chemical Castration An Option?

Heather Smith Thomas

BEEF

It’s always better for the calf buyer if the calves are steers rather than young bulls. Daryl Meyer, a practicing DVM in North Platte, NE, reminds stockmen they need to remember that the next owner is a customer. “You want the customer to be happy with what you’re selling.”

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