Daily Archives: June 22, 2015

Help cattle keep their cool

Help cattle keep their cool

High Plains Journal

As the weather begins to warm up, it’s a critical time to watch for instability in forages, which can threaten the quality of rations and negatively affect production.

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Startup Aims to Simplify Cattle DNA Analysis

Startup Aims to Simplify Cattle DNA Analysis

Beef Today

Sean Akadiri needs two things to get his tech business off the ground: money and cattle hair. He founded a startup that aims to use existing genetic testing techniques to help ranchers improve their herds.

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Injection Site BQA Tips at Calf-working Time

Injection Site BQA Tips at Calf-working Time

Glenn Selk

University of Florida

It is always a good idea to go over how vaccines, wormers, and implants should be administered with everyone on the crew before cattle working starts.

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Mark Parker:  The Top 10 hay harvest issues

Mark Parker:  The Top 10 hay harvest issues


The county agent said “the incident” was caused by increased metabolic activity of microorganisms—the rural fire department just said to be more careful.

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Creep feeding beef calves

Creep feeding beef calves

Rick Rasby

University of Nebraska

The primary objective of the management practice of creep feeding is to put additional weight on the calves economically before weaning without making the calves fleshy. Fleshy calves are usually discounted in market price.

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Consult the Pros to Fight Worms in Stockers

Consult the Pros to Fight Worms in Stockers

Terri Queck Matzie

Feedlot Magazine

Those pesky worms. Cattle aren’t hungry. They won’t eat and gain. The compromise to their immune system leaves them unable to fight off disease and infections.

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What is ‘low-stress’ cattle handling?

What is ‘low-stress’ cattle handling?

Beef Producer

As more people begin to hear about "low-stress" cattle handling, there’s more confusion about what that actually is, says Grant Dewell, ISU Extension beef veterinarian in a recent ISU Growing Beef Newsletter.

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