Daily Archives: March 12, 2018

Dealing with Broken Bones in Calves

Dealing with Broken Bones in Calves

Heather Smith Thomas

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Legs are sometimes broken when calves are pulled with improper pressure, says Brandon, S.D., veterinarian Bill Lias of Interstate Vet Clinic. “If we’re not careful when delivering calves during a dystocia, this can be a cause of fracture. Other common causes include being stepped on by the cow or the herd,” he says.

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Using Early Season Forage Growth – Is There Enough for Growing, Calving Heifers?

Using Early Season Forage Growth – Is There Enough for Growing, Calving Heifers?

Karla Jenkins

University of Nebraska

As spring approaches most producers are anxious to get cows out of the lot and make use of early spring grazing. While there are certainly some advantages to sending pairs out into fresh air and wide open spaces, there are some forage availability and diet quality considerations producers need to evaluate.

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Buying the Right Bull, Using It in the Most Effective Way Can Make Big Difference to a Bottom Line

Buying the Right Bull, Using It in the Most Effective Way Can Make Big Difference to a Bottom Line

Oklahoma Farm Report

It is that time of the year now when many producers are coming into the market for new bulls to add to their beef cow herd. Dr. Bob Weaber, a cow/calf production specialist, has a few tips for commercial producers to keep in mind this year as they shop around for their next set of yearling bulls.

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What’s really the best management?

What’s really the best management?

Walt Davis

Beef Producer

Humans have a built-in need to make everything (except our desks) neat and orderly. We dislike dealing with things that we cannot categorize into neat little pigeon holes. Farmers and ranchers are particularly fond of separating their problems and the means of dealing with these problems into tidy individual slots.

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Crews continue work to contain wildfires that have burned more than 1.4 million acres across four states

Crews continue work to contain wildfires that have burned more than 1.4 million acres across four states

Josh Wallace

The Oklahoman

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe described the damage from this week’s wildfires as some of the worst devastation he’s seen in nearly 30 years of surveying the impact of Oklahoma natural disasters.

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Manage Against Drug Resistance

Manage Against Drug Resistance

John Maday

Drovers

First, the bad news:  Drug-resistant parasites are becoming more widespread in U.S. cattle operations. The good news: We can protect the sustainability of existing anthelmintic products by taking resistance into account in designing and managing deworming programs.

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Tips for Using Clostridial Vaccines

Tips for Using Clostridial Vaccines

Kindra Gordon

Angus’ Beef Bulletin Extra

Clostridial vaccines, also commonly referred to as “seven-way” or “eight-way” vaccines, are primarily administered to calves to prevent blackleg, malignant edema and redwater. All of these diseases can cause rapid death of affected cattle.

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Latest study confirms an animal-free food system is not holistically sustainable

Latest study confirms an animal-free food system is not holistically sustainable

Sara Place, Ph.D

A Medium Corporation

Let’s be clear, a healthy and sustainable food system depends on having both plants and animals. Researchers at USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and Virginia Tech just published a study in the Proceedings of National Academies of Sciences confirming this socially debated fact.

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Ohio Beef Expo to recognize friends

Ohio Beef Expo to recognize friends

Chris Kick

Farm and Dairy

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association will continue the tradition of honoring key people who make the Ohio Beef Expo a success, with the presentation of two Friends of the Expo awards. This year’s recipients are Linde Sutherly, of Clark County, and Nancy Snook, of Noble County. They will be recognized Friday, March 16, in Cooper Arena, following the judging contest awards.

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Fertilize fields with hay 

Fertilize fields with hay

Michigan State University

Many Beef cow-calf producers feed hay rations to cows in confinement settings during the winter months. Feeding hay on fields away from the barn is gaining popularity. Labor and machinery requirements of hauling manure can be minimized by winter-feeding beef cattle on fields. Care should be taken with feeding practices to ensure that crop nutrients are evenly distributed.

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