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Browse our wealth of news and information for advice and tips on topics ranging from baby calf health to pasture and rangeland.

Cattle Feeding

Mob Grazing, is it for you?

Mob Grazing is a “new” grazing technique that has been slowly sweeping Wisconsin and the upper-Midwest for the last decade. This technique attempts to simulate historical grazing patterns conducted by native herbivores with a range of domesticated livestock.

Five Minutes With

Jolley: Five Minutes with Megan Brown, cattle and wattles (red)

"As an industry we love to attack vegans. And some vegans make it a point to attack us. I have been guilty of it myself. However it is pointless. Both sides are equally passionate about our beliefs. We’re never going to change each other’s minds by making personal attacks, insults and using poor research. If anything, it just reaffirms our stereotypes."

News

Meat of the Matter: Snow job

A viral video unveils the fundamental fallacy under which animal activists operate. There are two sets of rules: One for farm animals and pets, and one for every other animal on Earth.

A young women walks into a trendy San Francisco restaurant and begins delivering a speech to the sparse group of diners inside, coming close to tears as she begins an emotional recital.

“I have a little girl who was abused. She had a terrified look in her eyes,” she says.

Animal Health Center

Effective treatment of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex essential for profit

When considering profit, it is much easier for producers to sell calves that have always been healthy rather than those treated for disease, reported Washington State University Extension. While it is important to work to prevent disease, when it is necessary to treat it is most important to be effective in minimizing the impacts of Bovine Respiratory Disease Complex (BRD) in the cow/calf herd.

Cow Calf

Late-gestation heifer nutrition does not affect dystocia

A topic that is often discussed in cattle production is whether or not the level of nutrition given to a pregnant female late in gestation affects birth weight and calving difficulty (dystocia). Many producers worry that providing good nutrition to a pregnant female — especially heifers — increases birth weight of the calf and, subsequently, dystocia.

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