Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Trailer accidents, barn fires, escaped animals onto the highway, and animals caught in mud or broken through ice are all events emergency responder have been called to. Many districts do not have protocols, formal training or specialized equipment to rescue livestock. While the incidence of loose livestock is minimal in urban environments it can still happen.
Antibiotic Stewardship: Product Handling
Heidi Carroll and Rob Eirich
Producers raising animals for food focus on stewardship in animal health and antimicrobial use. We are continually reminded to follow FDA label recommendations on all animal products to ensure the highest level of care for the animals. One thing that is many times overlooked when using animal health products is proper handling and storage.
Mershon Cattle Getting Ready for a Baldy-Filled Spring
American Hereford Association
It’s fall in Missouri which means it’s time to pregnancy check cows. One of our National Reference Sire Program (NRSP) herds, Mershon Cattle, pregnancy checked 335 commercial cows last Thursday, all of which are bred to Hereford bulls and enrolled in the NRSP.
Important to Take Steps to Prevent Disease in Calves
Many of you will have calves arriving soon, either as newborns or stocker calves, and despite all the advances in health management, some calves will still get sick. When this happens, work with your veterinarian to quickly identify the problem, develop a treatment plan, and implement steps to prevent the spread of disease to other animals.
Indiana Beef Cattle Association area meetings
Hoosier AG Today
The Indiana Beef Cattle Association (IBCA), in cooperation with Purdue University and Purdue Extension, has set the dates and locations for its 10 Area Beef meetings. These meetings are open to all beef producers and will dot the Indiana landscape from mid-December 2018 to mid-January 2019. The meetings will feature great food, valuable information on beef issues, policies and programs. IBCA will provide updates on state and national beef topics while Purdue will share presentations on a variety of
subjects related to beef production.
Parasite Management: Stewardship Tips & Research
More lice species are showing some level of resistance to common products. One example occurred in South Dakota where a herd of Charolais cattle had avermectin resistant long-nose cattle lice in January 2018 despite several aggressive treatments. The herd had been treated with an avermectin pour-on mid-November.
CattleFax projects favorable fall calf market
The Cattle Business Weekly
The 550-lb. calf market is expected to remain fairly favorable, said CattleFax analyst Mike Murphy during a market outlook webinar broadcast by CattleFax on Sept. 12, 2018. Murphy explained that an El Nino weather pattern is being forecast for the fall and winter, which would be good for stocker grazing conditions across Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. For 550-lb calves this “creates supportive demand,” stated Murphy.