Daily Archives: June 22, 2020

Time for Pregnancy Checks

Time for Pregnancy Checks

Sunup

Glenn Selk talks about the potential benefits of pregnancy checking cattle.

Bunk Management; Impacts Animal Performance and Health

Bunk Management; Impacts Animal Performance and Health

Ohio Beef Cattle Letter

During the first session of the 2020 Ohio Beef Cattle Nutrition and Management School that was hosted by the OSU Extension Beef Team,  Dr. Francis Fluharty, Ohio State University Professor Emeritus and current Professor and Head of the Department of Animal and Dairy Science at The University of Georgia, focused a portion of his presentation on the significant impact that proper feed bunk management has on feed conversion, prevention of acidosis, and overall profitability.

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7 Good Reasons to Improve Your Herd

7 Good Reasons to Improve Your Herd

Harold Bertz, Katie Martin, Nolan Woodruff and Barrett Simon

Red Angus Association of America

No matter how good you are, there’s always going to be someone better.” My late grandmother spoke these words to me several times over the years, and though they may have seemed harsh in my youth, her reasoning in offering the advice was to remind me to always strive to be better and never stop improving.

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Understand what motivates consumers in their beef purchases.

Understand what motivates consumers in their beef purchases.

Diane Meyer

Angus Beef Bulletin Extra

Before grocery store shelves were laid bare in the early days of the ongoing pandemic, food researcher Anne-Marie Roerink of 210 Analytics released findings from an annual study of meatcase trends and consumer behavior.

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Sorghum Silage – A Cost-effective Alternative for Backgrounding Weaned Cattle

Sorghum Silage – A Cost-effective Alternative for Backgrounding Weaned Cattle

Nicholas DiLorenzo

University of Florida

The current COVID-19 pandemic has affected not only our daily lives, but also most of the agricultural markets. The cattle market is no exception. As a result of some processing plants temporarily shutting down and an overall reduced kill capacity through the spring, the backlog of cattle to be harvested is significant.

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Watch for heat stress, summer pneumonia in beef cattle

Watch for heat stress, summer pneumonia in beef cattle

Jamestown Sun

Summers usually are mild in North Dakota, compared with the southern states, but hot, humid days do occur in North Dakota and can be dangerous and even deadly for cattle.

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Diversification becoming harder for veterinarians amidst a more technical food animal industry

Diversification becoming harder for veterinarians amidst a more technical food animal industry

Teresa Clark

The Fence Post

As the food animal industry becomes more technical, it is becoming harder for veterinarians to diversify into different livestock species. Although it is a good idea for veterinarians to be diversified, especially in rural areas, it is hard to be a beef cattle and a dairy veterinarian, plus swine and poultry, according to Dr. Christine Navarre.

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Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course July 16

Sign Up Available for Virtual Feedlot Short Course July 16

Yankton Daily Press and Dakototan
SDSU Extension will be hosting a seven-week virtual Feedlot Short Course beginning on July 16. The program is scheduled to run each Thursday from July 16 through Aug. 27, at 12:30 p.m. CDT.

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Proper water intake and cooling for cattle this summer

Proper water intake and cooling for cattle this summer

Lacey Newlin

High Plains Journal

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is expecting global temperatures in 2020 to be on track with the highest ever recorded; additionally, the first three months of this year alone were the second warmest in 141 years of record keeping. When it comes to beating the heat, water is key for cattle so producers must have a comprehensive understanding of how much to provide and how to effectively use it to cool livestock.

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Use of ionophores mitigates risk in finishing cattle

Use of ionophores mitigates risk in finishing cattle

Dana Zook

Enid News

Ionophores are feed additives that were developed to improve feed efficiency and prevent coccidiosis. According to a recent feedlot survey from New Mexico State representing 14 million cattle on feed, 97.3% of feedlots utilize an ionophore in finishing diets.

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