Tips for Reducing Heat Stress in Show Cattle
Warmer temperatures are quickly approaching, and that means you should start considering how to help your cattle handle the heat. Heat stress is almost inevitable, but some management practices can be implemented to help animals better cope with rising temperatures.
Response Training for Livestock Transportation Rollover Accidents
Responding to accidents is never an easy task. Responding to an accident that involves large trucks, people and animals can quickly turn into a chaotic event if the local response team is not prepared or trained to handle such an occurrence.
How early should you vaccinate calves?
You’ve made it through calving season successfully, now when should you start to vaccinate the young bovines? “Producers should consider vaccinating calves at 2 to 4 months of age, depending on the operation,” said Dr. DL Step, professional services veterinarian, Boehringer Ingelheim.
So you want to be a seedstock producer?
Gilda V. Bryant
Commercial cattle producers may jump into the seedstock business because the notion of selling a bull or heifer for big bucks is appealing. However, this approach often leads to problems. In fact, new seedstock producers have a high rate of failure; the average operation folds in five years or less.
U.S. agencies clash over who should regulate genetically engineered livestock
On one side: FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, whose agency regulates genetically engineered food similarly to a drug. On the other: Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, pushing for faster approvals of a wide range of biotechnology that could block animal diseases and help cows produce more milk, among other benefits.
American Angus Association Hires Director of Angus Link
The American Angus Association® announces the hiring of New Jersey native Christopher Engel as the director of Angus Link™, the new Association feeder cattle program, which is set to be unveiled this summer.
Meet the Hereford Summer Interns
The AHA welcomes Anna Grace Parnell as the junior activities intern this summer. Anna Grace Parnell will serve as the American Hereford Association (AHA) junior activities intern this summer. Brooke Roberts has been selected as the 2018 Hereford Publications Inc. (HPI) intern.