Grid Marketing, Ranch View
F&R Livestock Resource
Hitting a target takes practice, careful calibrations, attempts and recalibrations over time. Cow-calf producers make decisions every day, but how many of those relate to the calves’ ability to realize their potential and hit a high quality beef target?
Rethinking a Twice-A-Year Habit
In his role as Texas A&M Extension Veterinarian, Tom Hairgrove visits ranches from one end of Texas to the other. Whether they are Texas-sized or tiny, arid or humid, there’s one message he’d like to give all ranchers: Test first, deworm second.
Social Media: Good for the Ranch and Good for the Industry
The Profit Picture
Two pharmacists turned beef marketers and one mom of three turned their love for the beef industry into social media empires with a reach spanning the country. Meet JaTanna Williams, Natalie Kovarik, of Ranch Wives Beef Co.; and Terryn Drieling, of Faith Family & Beef. These three ladies have one thing in common: a passion and love for agriculture, which they’ve turned into a substantial digital presence.
Stockmanship & Stewardship tour coming to Kansas
High Plains Journal
Kansas will be one of five states hosting Stockmanship & Stewardship events during 2019. The Kansas Beef Council will host cattle producers for further education on proper stockmanship techniques Sept. 20 to 21 at the Stout Center on the Kansas State University campus in Manhattan.
Grass Tetany –Start Preventive Measures Now
Michelle Arnold, DVM, Dr. Jeff Lehmkuhler, Dr. Cynthia Gaskill,
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
What is “Grass Tetany” and when are cattle most likely to have it? Grass tetany, also known as spring tetany, grass staggers, wheat pasture poisoning, winter tetany or lactation tetany, is a condition due to a low level of magnesium (Mg) in the blood. The disorder in adult cattle begins with muscle spasms and quickly progresses to convulsions, respiratory difficulty, and death.
Pregnancy Loss in Beef Cattle
John C. Wenzel and Timothy J. Hanosh
New Mexico State University
Abortion and loss of pregnancy in beef cattle can occur for a variety of reasons. Many times the reason for the loss is complex and difficult to diagnose. This guide will briefly outline and discuss some of the more common diseases and causes of loss of pregnancy. If a loss of pregnancy is suspected, contact your local veterinarian for assistance and advice for diagnosis and control of the causative agent in the pregnancy loss. The following are some helpful steps to take when an abortion is identified.
Is a gene-edited animal a drug?
Morning AG Clips
In 2017, the United States Food and Drug Administration proposed to regulate a specific subset of these variations as drugs: in particular, those introduced into animal genomes using modern molecular techniques like gene editing. A drug is “an article (other than food) intended to affect the structure or any function of the body of animals” according to the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, which was first signed into law by President Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1938.
4 Tips to Study Up on Before Buying a Bull
Mail boxes and email inboxes are starting to fill up with bull sale announcements and catalogs as the heart of bull sale season nears. Sifting through all the data, pedigrees and photos can be nerve-racking, but in the end finding the right sire to move genetic progress forward in your cow herd will be rewarding.
From applying the right amount of pressure to knowing when to call the vet, these tips help save calves.
Heather Smith Thomas
Angus Beef Bulletin
Intervening can help a cow deliver her calf, but the wrong pressure can end up hurting more than helping. Most ranchers know they should use a double half-hitch when placing chains on the calf’s legs for pulling, with one loop mid-cannon and the other below the fetlock joint.
Mid-South Stocker Conference coming March 21
University of Kentucky
Beef producers have to deal with the constant ebb and flow of their industry. Variables such as weather, market prices, fuel and other input costs, along with added influence of external forces of politics, economics, animal rights and consumer perceptions, make profitability a challenge.