BeefTalk: Parasites, the Unwanted Guest
Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service
I was watching a video of what appeared to be a wiggling thing inside a very small sack. The wiggling thing was actually a small parasite larva inside the egg sac attached to a small blade of grass. The larva was about to hatch.
Backgrounding Facility Designs
According to Chris Hurt, Purdue University Extension economist, 2015 may see the lowest feed prices of the past five years. Kevin Good, CattleFax analyst, projects 2015 750-pound (lb.) feeder calves to range from $195 to $240 per hundredweight (cwt.) and average $220 per cwt.
The Cow is the First Source of Calf Health
The cow’s plain of nutrition and diet during gestation can affect her colostrum (first milk) production, milk yield, and the long-term health of her calf.
Beware of Feeding Herbicide Treated Hay
Harvesting ditch hay (grass and legumes growing alongside the roadways) is a common practice, especially in western Minnesota. Ditch hay provides livestock owners with forage suitable for beef cattle, dairy heifers and horses.
Sustainability: What is it and why does it matter?
Dr. Sara Place
A Steak in Genomics
Took human civilization from 10,000 BC to 1804 AD to reach a billion people. We are now projected to reach 9 billion people by 2045. Human population growth is exponential.
DOT approves hours of service waiver for livestock haulers
Hog, cattle and poultry farmers have been granted a two-year waiver from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s hours-of-service rule, the National Pork Producers Council said Wednesday.
Low density i50K genomic test now available from Zoetis
Next generation technology brings even greater value to the benefits of genomic testing to producers for use on more animals