Daily Archives: February 1, 2018

Preventive product now available for three primary scours-causing pathogens

Preventive product now available for three primary scours-causing pathogens

DALE HILDEBRANT

Farm & Ranch Guide

A first of its it kind, USDA-approved, scours preventative is now available for newborn calves. It is effective for all three primary scours-causing pathogens in newborn calves – rotavirus, coronavirus and K99 plus E. coli.

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Generic Dewormers

Generic Dewormers

Dr. Ken McMillan

DTN

Generic toilet paper contains the same ingredients as the name brands, but some generic TP is only good for light sanding and not much else. Drugs are obviously much more regulated than toilet paper, but the idea is the same.

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Simple spring forage solutions

Simple spring forage solutions

Raney Rapp

FarmTalk

One cause of failure to completely control pasture weeds is the narrow application window of products like 2,4-D, Pugh said. Spraying dormant weeds could negate some of the timing issues of typical applications and avoid drift situations by applying herbicides before sensitive crops are planted.

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Bill proposes blocking access to private waterways

Bill proposes blocking access to private waterways

STEVEN VERBURG

Agri-View

Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature want to change state law to ensure that a private landowner can keep the public out of a pond created as a place for people with disabilities to fish in peace and quiet.

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Pasture Management workshop in Western IN

Pasture Management workshop in Western IN

Purdue Extension

Purdue University Extension and University of Illinois Extension are collaborating to offer a Pasture Management workshop, on Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018.

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Preventing scours in calves

Preventing scours in calves

Sheila Grobosky

Southern Livestock

Calving time and scours. For many producers it seems the two go hand-in-hand. In a perfect world, producers would have ample calving space they could rotate to weekly with fresh, clean bedding in a protected environment away from Mother Nature’s wrath. That does sound good, but the reality is most cow-calf operations don’t have that much space and use the same calving area for a 90-day period where they have shelter for the cows and their new babies.

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Look deeper at the big-carcass problem

Look deeper at the big-carcass problem
Alan Newport

Beef Producer

The root of the problem that creates steaks too big for consumers is in our paradigms. To solve it we must change our minds.

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