Utilize Fecal Egg Count to Determine Deworming Decisions
Using routine anthelmintics in beef cattle has long been a recommended and accepted management practice to improve animal performance and maintain animal health. For many beef producers, anthelmintic drugs commonly referred to as dewormers are used on a regular basis at the same time cattle are vaccinated in the cow herd at spring and fall processing. Dewormers are used to control parasitic nematodes that attach to the gastronintestinal tract of cattle and feast on blood and its constituents.
Health, Vaccinations Not Synonymous
Angus Beef Bulletin
Calves arriving at a feedyard are naturally deployed with a degree of stress, Barringer said. Vaccinating at that time stretches their rubber band of immunity. If the targeted disease shows up, the vaccine may help; if not, that band still stretches.
‘Beto’to Farmers: Give ‘Fair Share’ of Crops for Climate Change
Ken Webster jr
Once upon a time Woodrow Wilson, a progressive Democrat, was very popular with farmers. A long time ago, before Democrats wanted to eliminate the Electoral College, they actually proposed policy ideas that appealed to people in small communities. But those dose are no more because today, if you’re a farmer, Democrat 2020 hopeful Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke thinks you need to pay up!
The ‘chickenization’ of beef
High Country News
Editors Note: Sometimes I find an article that is somewhat dated, bu still is a very good article worth reading, such is this article from 2016.
In 2008, when Barack Obama was first campaigning for the presidency, his platform for rural Americans in agriculture was pointed: “In an era of market consolidation, Barack Obama and Joe Biden will fight to ensure family and independent farmers have fair access to markets … (and) strengthen anti-monopoly laws.”
Two California Meat Processors Join to Make 7th Largest Beef Packer/Processor In U.S.
Central Valley Meat Holding Company will acquire Harris Ranch Beef Holding Company to comprise the country’s seventh largest beef packer and processing company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Can A.I. really be economical?
The U.S. cow herd expansion over the last couple of years, along with increased input costs, has caused considerable price volatility. Therefore, commercial cow-calf producers are looking for ways to add value to their operations. Often thought of only as an additional expense, implementing an artificial insemination (A.I.) program can help improve herd performance and lead to new avenues of income generation.
5 common grazing mistakes
According to Mary Drewnoski, a beef systems specialist with the University of Nebraska, there are five common grazing mistakes that stand out. She explained each and their role in the profitability of operations at the Driftless Beef Conference in Dubuque, Iowa, in January.