Baxter Black, DVM: Noah’s Dispersal Sale
To: Residents of Mt. Ararat School Districtt
Ref: Noah, visionary and livestock hauler recently returned from an exotic cruise, will be holding his first apré cruise yard sale. Many items will be offered to tickle your nautical or agricultural fancy. All sales final, not guaranteed against mildew.
Pinkeye Possibilities Need a Second Look
Dr. Ken McMillan
First, let’s review what pinkeye is and is not. Pinkeye is a generic term applied to all red, inflamed eyes, but most people use the term to refer to a specific disease, infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK). This disease is one of the most common of beef cattle worldwide.
Feeding Elevated Levels of Corn Silage in Finishing Diets
University of Nebraska
Corn silage can be an economical feedstuff in finishing diets, especially when corn prices are high. Feeding corn silage gives cattle feeders the opportunity to capitalize on maximum quality and tonnage of the whole corn plant, while stockpiling large quantities of feed. Considering forage prices, feedyards with bunker storage or flat storage should consider silage this year, even if only used as a roughage source.
Developing a Herd Health Program
Ohio Beef Cattle Letter
The FDA requires all VFD records to be retained for two years and available upon FDA request for inspection. Keep extra-label drug use (ELDU) to a minimum and only when prescribed by a veterinarian working under a Veterinary/Client/Patient Relationship (VCPR). Properly administer products labeled for subcutaneous (SQ) administration in the neck region.
Reducing BRD starts with preventing BVDV in the cow herd.
Angus Beef Bulletin Extra
It’s estimated nearly 9% of beef cattle operations have a calf persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV).1 This might seem like a small percentage, but presence of BVDV can mean a risk for something more. Producers are 43% more likely to need to treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD) in feedlot calves exposed to a BVD-PI animal, a study found.
Effects of a Freeze on Forages
If you haven’t experienced a freeze yet this fall, you soon will. And remember, a freeze can cause hazards for using some forages. When plants freeze, changes occur in their metabolism and composition that can poison livestock. But you can prevent problems. Sorghum-related plants, like cane, sudangrass, shattercane, and milo can be highly toxic for a few days after frost. Freezing breaks plant cell membranes. This breakage allows the chemicals that form prussic acid, which is also called cyanide, to mix together and release this poisonous compound rapidly.
NCBA: Here’s who is behind the Organization for Competitive Markets
Last week, the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM) held a rally in Nebraska demanding government intervention to alleviate price disparities impacting cattle markets. Reiterating the need for discussion among those who work in the industry, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association reveals who is actually behind the OCM movement.