Pneumonia’s Long-Term Damage
Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN/The Progressive Farmer
With severe pneumonia, lung function can be decreased by scar tissue and the loss of function of some of the sacs where the body takes in oxygen and gets rid of carbon dioxide.
For newborn calves, colostrum replacers and supplements may provide a life-saving immunity boost.
At calving season, you’ve got a newborn calf looking a little cold in the 10° F weather. It looks like he’s been up and suckling, but is there anything else you can do to help give him a little extra energy?
A unique aspect of beef production is that we can utilize feed ingredients that have been “damaged” or “rejected” and are not suitable for other species of livestock, nor marketable for human consumption. However, caution must be taken when feeding these ingredients because they can contain molds which can produce mycotoxins.
When a third or more of a rancher’s cows turn up open, which can happen when trichomoniasis, or trich, infects a herd, the rancher obviously takes a significant economic loss. But due to the sporadic nature of the disease, quantifying losses the disease causes across a region or across the country presents a challenge.
Vegan protesters storm steakhouse, shout at customers
The American Mirror
A group of vegans thought they would further their cause by storming a Toronto steakhouse, peppering a hostess with questions and shouting at customers. Instead, even those on the left are ridiculing their tactics.
Senate Hearing Reviews Army Corps’ Role in WOTUS
“This rule is clearly not based on science, nor does it relate to keeping our waters clean,” said Ellis. “It is a transparent land grab by the administration and EPA. Cattlemen and women will continue to oppose this rule in Congress and in the courtroom. This rule and the flawed rulemaking process underlie the need for legislation to withdraw the rule and compel the agencies to work with all stakeholders.”
Book on cattle lameness now available from Zinpro
Cattle lameness is an issue that producers must work to continually stay on top of. That’s because, when your animals come up lame, it’s a long and difficult road to bring them back to health.
Lucas County Extension to offer "Women Managing Cattle" Series
Iowa Beef Center
The Lucas County office of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will hold a three-session course designed for women cattle operators in November. According to ISU Extension beef program specialist Joe Sellers, the "Women Managing Cattle" series is specifically designed to help women cattle operators learn more about marketing strategies, cattle management, and managing land and water resources.
Feeding those big forage crops
It has been a very good year for forage production across the Midwest. Dr. Dan Undersander with the University of Wisconsin says the quality has been good-to-above average. The cool and sometimes wet weather did cause a little disease challenge in some areas but overall, things are good.
Farm Foundation workshops gather perspectives on VFD, antibiotic stewardship
Farm Foundation has been hosting a series of workshops in locations around the country to address upcoming changes to FDA rules and guidance relating to antibiotic use in food animals. The most recent of these was held in Denver on September 28. The workshops are designed to inform stakeholders of the implications of FDA Guidance to Industry 213 and changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule.