Should you be worried about your feedstuff quality and quantity this year?
Karla Hernandez and Adele Harty
Summer has brought cooler temperatures to our growing season, and with this in mind we need to start thinking about feedstuff inventory both in terms of quality and quantity. Hay inventories for the upcoming winter feeding could fall a bit short in some areas across the state, while other areas have an abundant quantity, but may not have the quality.
New Program Promises Extra $50 Per Head
These days anything with four legs and a rumen is already bringing a historically high price. So why go through the hassle and expense of signing up for another certification program? To top that record price off with another $50 per head.
Fall Calving Needs Just Enough Green Grass
R. P. "Doc" Cooke
I think that most everyone agrees that green grass has more nutrition than any of the other colors but there are other important differences that affect cattle health.
Auscultation in the electronic age
Back in 1816, a French physician named René Laennec came upon an idea. The good doctor was frustrated by his limited ability to determine what was happening inside a patient’s body and, in response, invented a device for listing to the patient’s lung sounds.
Prussic Acid Poisoning could be an issue with Frosted Forages
University of Illinois
Prussic acid poisoning is caused by hydrocyanic acid. As a cyanide compound the substance can quickly kill animals. Death can occur within minutes of ingestion in some cases. Cyanide interferes with the oxygen-carrying function in the blood resulting in asphyxiation.
Economic Drivers of the Beef Industry
We are in a unique time in this industry, where, let’s face it, it’s ever been any better,” CattleFax CEO Randy Blach said Friday morning, Sept. 5, at the Hereford Genetic Summit. Blach gave insight about what the markets are doing and major changes to come.
Using ultrasound to market and manage cows and heifers
High Plains Journal
The use of ultrasound in the beef industry is growing, but the question remains, “How can it create more dollars in my pocket?”
Preparing the Cow Herd for Cold Weather
University of Nebraska
Moisture, high winds, and cold temperatures increase the cow’s energy requirements. Cows in an optimal body condition score (BCS 5 to 6) are better able to withstand adverse environmental conditions. As a risk management strategy at the ranch level going into the winter, reduce the number of BCS 4 cows and increase the number of BCS 5 cows in your herd.
Factors that affect percentage of cows cycling during breeding
The breeding season is only weeks away for those herds that have a fall calving program. The most important factors that determine if, and when, a cow returns to cycling activity were analyzed by Kansas State University physiologists.
Cattle market recovers from drought – sort of
Cattle market recovers from drought — sort of. Cows are becoming some risky business. While drought conditions have certainly lessened over the past few months, it’s not yet safe to say if drought-induced cattle-market challenges are heading out with them.