FDA Concerned About Dewormer Resistance
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is calling on manufacturers of animal dewormers to voluntarily modify their product labels. According to an FDA-issued press release, the request is being issued in an effort to preserve the effectiveness of drugs intended to treat certain internal parasites in livestock and horses. The agency would like the labels to include more information on antiparasitic resistance.
Your upcoming calf crop is two things: Revenue and Food
University of Georgia
First, on the revenue side, we have discussed the importance of pre-conditioning and health protocols numerous times. Although there are many vaccine protocols and weaning management strategies that exist, it is prudent to look at those successful marketing options in your area and ask for their pre-sale protocol well in advance of weaning day.
Managing Limited Hay Supplies
Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
Determine hay needs – Hay needed to overwinter a cow can be estimated relatively easily. If you know the mature weights of your cows, multiply the average weight by 3% and then by the expected number of days you will feed hay.
Seedstock Operation Relies on Minerals, Protein to get Cows Rebred
The mother cow is the foundation of a profitable cow-calf enterprise. Making sure she gets bred, delivers and weans a calf each year is critical for her to maintain her position in the herd. But she can’t do it alone. Progressive cattle producers like Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan., know the importance of taking care of those mama cows year-round. For Jensen, that care starts with a high-quality nutrition program.
Border Ranchers Extend Invite to Nancy Pelosi
Two Arizona ranchers want Congress to wake up to the dangers of the growing illegal immigration crisis along the southwest border, and they’re inviting House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi to take a tour along the porous border their ranches straddle with Mexico.
3 producers share advice on ranch transition
Everyone’s road to ranch succession is a little different. Some may get a flat tire along the way; some may cruise down a dirt road only hitting a few minor bumps; and others, well, they totally neglect to fill up the tank.
Meet Jim Chilton, the Rancher Who Shared the Stage with Trump
Jim Chilton didn’t expect to find himself face-to-face with President Donald Trump, much less on a stage in front of more than 7,000 farmers and ranchers. But once there, he didn’t hesitate to seize hold of the moment.
Producers should rotate hay feeding locations for cattle
It is not unusual for cattle producers to have favorite hay feeding areas for their livestock, but it is important not to automatically default to locations that may be selected based primarily on convenient access, according to the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension.
Beef Quality Assurance Program’s online certification hits a milestone
Ohio’s Country Journal
More than 50,000 cattle producers have been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program’s new online learning system since it was first offered in February 2017. Throughout the country hundreds of thousands have now become BQA-certified through in-person and online training, with an estimated 80% of the U.S. fed beef supply now touched by BQA-certified operations.
Government Shutdown Could Delay Price Movement in Cattle Markets
The longest government shutdown in history is seeing no reprieve yet this week. As the fight over President Donald Trump’s border wall continues, USDA reports are at a standstill. University of Missouri economist Scott Brown says no reports or fresh data from the government may be bad news for the cattle markets.