Don’t neglect bulls in herd health program
Samantha Stanbery Athey
Being a rancher isn’t cheap. Bulls and fertilizer are often toward the top of the list of the most expensive items in a beef operation. At the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center Field Day near Mount Vernon, specialists gave information on how to make sure you’re getting your money’s worth.
Effects of a Freeze on Forages
University of Nebraska
If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems.
Identify Traits for Improvement When Selecting Bulls
F. David Kirkpatrick, Professor, Animal Science, University of Tennessee
Selecting sires is an important decision that producers make in cow-calf operations. In a single sire herd, the bull is responsible for one-half of the genetics of the entire calf crop.
Protect Your Livestock From Fall Prussic Acid and Nitrate Poisoning
Some graziers leave summer annuals growing into the fall, and wonder whether they can and should take advantage of these last fits of growth. The answer is that it’s possible, but you shouldn’t sacrifice a fall planting to do so. Also, you’ve heard about dangers like nitrates and prussic acid that come with stressed plants, so what should you do to hedge against the inevitable frost damaged plants if you keep the stand a little longer?
The future of antibiotic use in feedlots
Veterinarians and cattlemen have shared an understanding of their essential roles for decades. Now, that relation is set to grow even closer.
Thousands of cattle presumed dead in Brazil boat accident
Caroline Stauffer and Roberto Samora
Oct 6 Thousands of cattle owned by beef producer Minerva SA are thought to have died when a boat leaving a port in northern Brazil overturned, the company and Williams Shipping Agents said on Tuesday.
Local Love of showing cattle leads to career
Jackson County Floridian
When Brittany Peacock applied to grad school at Clemson University, she thought she was just taking the first steps towards pursing a Master’s degree. However, Peacock soon realized she was also stepping into a career with Cooperative Extension.
VS continues to spread as season winds down
This summer’s outbreak of vesicular stomatitis (VS) has affected 527 premises as of September 29, according to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). Confirmed cases have occurred in eight states – Arizona, Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, and Wyoming. Currently, there are 104 affected premises remaining under quarantine in six states including Colorado, Nebraska, New Mexico, South Dakota, Utah, and Wyoming.
AgriClear Offers Efficiency and Certainty to Cattle Buyers and Sellers
Oklahoma Farm Report
Earlier this year, AgriClear was rolled out. It’s a complete online platform for buying and selling cattle. Dr. Nevil Speer, long-time agricultural economist at Western Kentucky University, has entered into the private sector. He serves as the Vice President of U.S. Operations for AgriClear.
President Obama meets with ag representatives, Vilsack on TPP
USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and representatives of agriculture and business on Tuesday met with President Obama in Washington, D.C., to discuss impacts of the recently agreed upon Trans-Pacific Partnership.