Prenatal nutrition may influence heifer puberty
Uncovering the mysteries of puberty in young female cattle has been the focal point of career research for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso. Now, the two researchers have concluded that puberty is not only affected in the months prior to but also by events during pregnancy and development.
Will Health Effects Linger in Beef Calves Following Harsh Spring Weather?
Beef herds calving in late winter or early spring flirt with disaster annually when it comes to bitter weather conditions. It’s a rare year when a prolonged cold snap or snowstorm – sometimes several of each – doesn’t occur during this critical period. In the throes of those weather conditions, calf health and even survival can be directly affected.
Bull Buying 101
The trick to a successful bull purchase is doing homework ahead of time. Ask yourself two questions, recommends Darrh Bullock, beef cattle genetics professor and extension specialist from the University of Kentucky. Does that bull fit your operation? Does he add value?
Take Control Over These 5 Spring Cow-Calf Challenges
Since winter weather lingered this year, many cattlemen are welcoming warmer temperatures and sun-filled mornings however they come. But don’t think the spring and summer will be without challenges of their own. Here’s five impact areas you need to be ready for, as they might affect your profitability this year.
Effective fly control strategies for 2019
What’s worse? The bloodsucking swarm that never seems to end until the sun goes down? Or a few million “shew flies” working together harassing and harrying their victims into exhaustion?
Parasite and tick control key to preventing anaplasmosis.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Anaplasmosis is a widespread concern to the U.S. beef industry. Cattle in nearly every state are affected by the blood-borne disease that with proper management can be controlled within your herd.
Webinar Addresses VFD Questions
When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry (GFI) offering answers to anticipated questions regarding application of the rules in common and unusual circumstances.
Beyond Meat is Beyond Unhealthy
The Science Of Eating
This new plant-based burger that tastes and even bleeds like a real burger. If that isn’t enough to weird you out, I don’t know what is. Weird as it seems to me, I’m much more concerned with the actual ingredients of this beyond meat burger. Especially when the product touts itself as not just healthy, but sustainable.
Japan ends longstanding trade restrictions on American beef, setting stage for exports to grow
Japan has agreed to lift longstanding restrictions on American beef exports, clearing the way for U.S. products to enter the market regardless of age, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Friday.
Build calf immunity now for upcoming summer pneumonia
For preweaned beef calves on pasture, life should be easy. They have yet to deal with the stresses of weaning, transportation or commingling with cattle from other operations. So why would they break out with summer pneumonia now?