BEEF, Purdue launch Beef Roundtable
Staying up-to-date on the many issues affecting the beef business at the ranch gate can be a challenge. BEEF and Purdue University have joined forces to help you gain an in-depth look at the issues affecting you and the beef business. The inaugural monthly, web-based video podcast, now available at beefmagazine.com and beefroundtable.com, features a look at the future of antibiotics in beef cattle production.
Baxter Black, DVM: Snafflebit Futurity
Have you ever been drivin’ a set of pasture cattle down the lane?
Saved Fescue Cuts Winter Feed Bill
Stockpiling fescue in the fall is a "can’t miss" practice for beef producer Dale Helwig. The Columbus, Kan., cattleman said his goal is to provide winter grazing for 100 spring and 60 fall calvers.
Red Angus CEO and board announce changes
Tri State Livestock News
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has reached a mutual agreement with Dr. Twig Marston to not renew the two-year CEO contract which expires Jan. 15, 2016. Marston is leaving the RAAA to pursue other opportunities in the cattle industry. He will remain with the RAAA until arrangements are made for a replacement. A search committee has been formed to begin this process.
Pay close attention to Veterinary Feed Directive regulations
"The issue surrounding the use of these antibiotics began several years ago," explained Craig Payne, director of Veterinary Extension and Continuing Education at the University of Missouri.
Avoid Heat Stress in Cattle by Planning Ahead
Grant Dewell, Sherry Hoyer
Iowa State University
With continuing weather forecasts of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s and heat index topping 100 degrees in Iowa, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach beef veterinarian Grant Dewell reminds beef cattle producers that properly preparing for these weather conditions is vital to maintaining herd health.
Summer Pneumonia in Spring-Born Beef Calves
Montana State University
The hot days and cool nights of mid‐summer may bring summer pneumonia along with them. Summer pneumonia in nursing beef calves is not uncommon, but occurs somewhat randomly and with low frequency. A wide variety of risk factors for summer pneumonia exist.
An Aid for Preparing Livestock Judging Oral Reasons
Giving reasons is one of the most useful things you will have the opportunity to do while judging livestock. Preparing and giving reasons helps develop memory and public speaking skills, all while participating in an industry based activity. However, regardless of if you are just starting or at the college level, they can be a tough task to complete and be successful at.
Injectable vs. Pour-On – Which One is Right For Me?
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is serious business. A variety of products are available – in a variety of forms. Choosing the right solution for your operation can be challenging.
How spoiled silage keeps your cattle down
You can do everything in your power to “do it right” when packing silage in the pit, yet sometimes silage still falls victim to yeasts, molds and other microbes that cause spoilage. Including this damaged feed at low rates is tempting, but even small amounts can disrupt normal rumen function — and can lead to reproduction problems or impaired cattle health.