Sometimes a cow has eye problems that are more than meets the eye.
Dr. Ken McMillan
When a cow gets an infected or irritated eye, especially in the winter months, I always consider the possibility the eye was scratched eating from a bale of hay, or the cow got seed in her eye. I have removed a lot of things from cows’ eyes over the years. Sometimes grass seed, sometimes another type of foreign object that is stuck behind the third eyelid.
NCBA’s Colin Woodall Calls Out Misconceptions About Fake Meat’s Claims of ‘Zero-Sum’ Production
Oklahoma Farm Report
According to Woodall, the discussions thus far have led to a memorandum of understanding between the Food & Drug Administration and the US Department of Agriculture. Prior to this agreement, both agencies had asserted jurisdictional authority over the production of these products. Under this MOU, though, both agencies will share in the product’s oversight.
Brahman breed may impact the future
Western Livestock Journal
Many American beef producers raise Angus-dominated herds, but as worldwide temperatures increase, there will be an increased need for tropically-adapted animals. Brahman cattle do well in hot, humid climates, but they are often criticized for their negative and aggressive reactions to humans.
Reduce Calf Weaning Stress
The most stressful time in the life of a beef calf is at weaning when they are five to seven months of age according to Eldon Cole, field specialist in livestock for University of Missouri Extension. “Weaning stress can bring about sickness along with reduced gains that impact their postweaning performance. Stress may even occur in the owner’s life with the bawling of the cows and calves,” said Cole.
Beef and forage field day
Morning AG Clips
Registrations are currently being accepted for a charter bus tour of successful forage and livestock farms in Putnam County on July 6, 2019. The Field Day is being organized by the Indiana Beef Cattle Association and the Indiana Forage Council. The tour entitled, “Beef-Forage Management Tour” will showcase three farms that are utilizing successful beef cattle management techniques, utilizing alternative forages for grazing and stored feed and marketing methods of beef cattle.
BIF President Lee Leachman encourages seedstock producers to effectively use science to build profitable cattle.
Tri State Livestock News
Third-generation seedstock producer Lee Leachman has spent his lifetime breeding and marketing cattle. At the young age of 7, he started helping with heat detection on his family’s 2,300-head operation in Billings, Montana, and through the years he has mastered the marketing and selection of seedstock.
Cattle producers now have improved insurance to protect against unexpected price declines.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
USDA recently announced significant improvements to the Livestock Risk Protection Insurance Plan (LRP), a program that allows cattle producers to insure against unexpected price declines. LRP allows producers to insure between 70% and 100% of the projected price of their cattle. The projected price is based upon feeder-cattle futures prices and varies depending upon the type of cattle (e.g., steers or heifers) and the weight of the cattle