Multi-breed genetic evaluations focus on commercial producer
Formed in 2010 by the American Simmental Association and the Red Angus Association of America, International Genetic Solutions (IGS) is a collaboration between progressive breed associations to enhance beef industry profitability.
Tips offered to prevent and treat hypothermia and frostbite.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Andy Acton, veterinarian at Deep South Animal Clinic at Ogema, Sask., Canada, says there are two problems when dealing with calving in cold weather. One is hypothermia; the other is frostbite. They don’t always happen together, he says. A calf can be very chilled, but not frostbitten, so there is no frozen tissue. Adverse effects will vary, based on temperature, wind chill and how much time a calf spends in cold conditions.
Government shutdown brings partial USDA functions
As the government shutdown becomes reality, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue detailed which functions of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will remain available in the event of a lapse in government funding.