What to Do with Cows That Have Lost Calves
Northern Ag Network
Due to the recent severe weather, many cow-calf producers have a significant number of first-calf heifers or cows that have lost calves this spring. The following are things to evaluate and think through in making decisions regarding what to do with these cows.
The importance of a complete bull BSE prior to breeding season
Breeding season is upon us, and hopefully we have made some sound bull decisions that will positively influence our herds going forward. However, it is even more important we ensure the bulls we have purchased or retained are capable of incorporating genetics into our herds.
Receding flood waters pose hazards to livestock
When flood waters begin to recede, producers must continue to use caution when assessing damage and beginning clean-up procedures on the farm. According to Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension, livestock will be exposed to unique hazards created by flood waters. In addition, agriculture producers must also protect their own health when working in and cleaning up previously flooded areas.
Milk Discoloration May Be a Short-Lived Problem
Dr. Ken McMillan
Inflammation or trauma can cause a hemorrhage in the udder, leading to discolored milk. I have seen this several times during my 38 years of practicing, and I bet it happens a lot more than we realize since we rarely see the milk of beef cows after calving unless you have a problem. I think this happens more with heavier milkers or those whose bags fill early.
I needed a big girl and a gag
R. P. ‘Doc’ Cooke
Help with veterinary tasks was the easy part. Help taming my tongue was the hard part. Cows occasionally have a malady called uterine torsion. With few exceptions there is a big fetus located in the right or left uterine horn and the whole organ makes a near full twist, just like you took a hot-dog-shaped balloon that was half water and half air and twisted it and it didn’t untwist.
Walmart to create Angus beef supply chain.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
Walmart announced its entry into the beef industry, developing an end-to-end supply chain for Angus beef. The retailer has been working to improve the quality of its food offerings, with its fresh division and meat department at the forefront of the effort.
Group Of Oklahoma Cowboys Come Together To Rescue Livestock From Floods
Oklahoma’s Own 9
Dozens of Oklahoma cowboys have been coming together for almost a week now, saving livestock from properties all over Green Country. They say have taken days off of work and are using their own fuel, trucks, boats, and horses to get the animals to safety. This isn’t a job for the faint of heart but these Oklahoma cowboys are taking it up because, when they saw people’s farms and livestock started going underwater they felt motivated to help.