Taking stock of your vaccines
Dr. Ron C. Clarke
For some, calving season has already started. Others find themselves on final approach to one of the busiest times of year: calving, preparation for breeding season and spring processing of calves and cows before going to pasture.
Handle straws of semen with TLC
Minnesota Farm Guide
It’s tough enough breeding cows without losing the race before the gun ever goes off – the artificial-insemination gun that is.
Will feedlot expansion in the Upper Midwest continue?
Farm and Ranch Guide
Lately, much attention has been given to the 2 percent increase in U.S. cow inventory, which brings the cow herd to 26.9 million. Two percent may sound like a relatively small increase; however, the increase recorded from 2014 to 2015 is equal to a recovery of 18 percent of the cows dispersed from 2006 to 2014.
When beef producers, nutritionists, range scientists and veterinarians talk about planning grazing seasons and winter diets, the importance of water may be overlooked.
AABP embryo-transfer seminar at Virginia Tech August 17 to 19
The AABP, with the support from the American Embryo Transfer Association, will hold a three-day embryo transfer seminar for beginners August 17-19, 2015 at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Va. If you want to learn embryo transfer or if you have begun and are struggling, this seminar is for you.
Bill would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon
For decades, farmers have routinely fed antibiotics to livestock to fatten up the animals and protect them from illnesses amplified by confined conditions. But critics say repeated use of antibiotics has made bacteria more resistant to the drugs, resulting in people developing antibiotic-resistant infections.
Researchers look to drought-proof Oklahoma’s cattle industry
Several years of drought have forced many of Oklahoma’s ranchers to sell off cattle to stay in business. Now, a group of animal researchers and climate scientists is looking at ways to make the state’s cattle industry more resistant during periods of drought.