Preventing Heat Stress in Cattle Priority for Summer
Summer is here and so is the heat. While animal owners are sure to give pets plenty of water and shade, it is just as important for ranchers to have enough water and shade for cattle and other grazing animals.
Beef it up at the Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo on October 9
Knoxville Daily Sun
Beef cattle producers will have an opportunity to beef it up at the 2014 Northeast Tennessee Beef Expo on Thursday, October 9. The University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture will host the event at the UT AgResearch and Education Center in Greeneville. Numerous educational seminars and a trade show will be featured.
Alleviating pain in cattle suffering from lameness and following castration, dehorning
"Once meloxicam was orally administered to beef cattle prior to these common procedures, the cattle gained more weight and had slower incidence of bovine respiratory disease because it allowed them to be more comfortable and less stressed," Kukanich said.
How Sick Are They?
Dan Goehl, DVM
Fall is here, and with it comes the fall run of cattle to feedlots across the country. Many of the cattle that come in are, unfortunately, from a long distance away, with questionable weaning and vaccination status.
Grazing After the Growing Season
Providing feed for the cowherd represents the largest expenditure in a cow-calf operation and winter feed is the single largest expense in most operations.
Animal judging – What’s it all about?
Michigan State University
From the outside, judging animals may look like an easy task. Judging is so much more than just the fifteen or so minutes youth have to evaluate the animals. It takes a great deal of time spent practicing and studying before stepping into the judging arena to understand and know what ranks one animal over another and how certain traits translate into a productive, healthy and structurally sound animal.
Management Strategies to Reduce Stress at Weaning and Improve Calf Performance
University of Nebraska
This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves.
Pleasant, Practical Processing
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
As part of the 4th International Symposium on Beef Cattle Welfare July 16-18 in Ames, Iowa, a series of hands-on demonstrations were conducted to illustrate low-stress cattle handling, but also practical tips applicable when performing procedures on individual animals.
Smith and Mies: A Look Back and a Look Forward
Ellen H. Brisendine
wo beef industry scientists look at how far the beef industry has come since 1991, and where it might be in 2025. In a 1991 study, a beef industry economist and the first National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) separately identified 11 areas of beef production, from ranch to retail, that were costing producers $12 billion in lost revenue.
Plan Ahead for Late Fall and Winter Grazing
Holmes County Shopper
For those livestock producers that are pasture based, August management can determine what, if any, extended season grazing will be done in the late fall to winter months. There are two main options that can be used to extend the grazing season — stockpiling perennial forages and/or planting cool season annual forages.