Daily Archives: September 26, 2018

Don’t forget to pull the bulls and pregnancy detect early

Don’t forget to pull the bulls and pregnancy detect early

Taylor Grussing

Progressive Cattleman

By this time of year, breeding season is well underway, and summer is winding down. Between haying and harvesting, there isn’t much time left in the day to manage the cow herd, besides checking water troughs and rotating pastures.

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Pricing standing corn silage app now available for iPhones and iPads

Pricing standing corn silage app now available for iPhones and iPads

Greg Blonde

Progressive Forage

Just in time for fall harvest, the University of Wisconsin Extension pricing standing corn silage app is now available for Apple as well as Android mobile devices.

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Impacts of Water on Reproduction

Impacts of Water on Reproduction

Troy Smith

Angus Media

Water. Good old H20. It is the most important nutrient. Water comprises 60%-70% of the body weight of an adult bovine beast. In its early stages, an embryo is about 90% water. It plays an essential role in synthesis of body fluid, thermoregulation, osmotic pressure regulation and waste elimination. Water is essential to production, to reproduction, to life.

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Vitamins are part of doing the right thing for your cattle

Vitamins are part of doing the right thing for your cattle

Western Livestock Journal

Like pieces of a puzzle, vitamins are essential in keeping cattle healthy year-round. Price spikes in the last year, however, have producers taking another look at how to fit savings into concerns about source and efficacy over time.

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Colostrum Key for Newborn Calves

Colostrum Key for Newborn Calves

Dr. Ken McMillan
DTN

The best assumption is that the actual calf of that cow would be at high risk for failure of passive transfer (FPT). This lack of passive immunity increases the risk of neonatal calf diseases, especially of the gastrointestinal and respiratory tracts, and has been shown to have negative effects all the way to the feedlot.

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Farm Bureau Details Trade, Tariff Impacts on Agriculture

Farm Bureau Details Trade, Tariff Impacts on Agriculture

Farm Bureau

For the growth and renewed prosperity of agriculture, particularly with farm income on a downward slope, current trading relationships must be preserved and new opportunities for agricultural trade must be secured, the American Farm Bureau Federation said in a recent statement to the Senate Agriculture Committee.

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Seeking Solutions in the Sub-Tropics

Seeking Solutions in the Sub-Tropics

John Maday

Drovers

With about 47 inches of annual rainfall and temperatures that average around 73 degrees annually and rarely drop below 40, much of southern Florida is well suited to cattle ranching. In fact, Florida boasts eight of the top 25-largest cow-calf operations in the country, with most of the largest operations located in the southern 1/3 of the state.

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