Menu

Drovers Cattle Network Cattle Network

Click here for navigation menu

Search form

Advice And Tips

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

Video

Storing hay with a plan

We are currently in the midst of first-cutting hay season in Ohio. The weather has been reasonably cooperative to allow timely harvest of forages so far this season. Reports of yields to this point have been mixed with several individuals that I have spoken with indicating that tonnage may be down slightly from last year due to freezing temperatures late in April and below average rainfall in May. An earlier harvest season in 2015 may have also impacted yields but should also allow for improved quality.

Industry

OIE cuts six European countries' BSE risk level

The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Wednesday it had lowered to the safest level the official risk of six countries for mad cow disease, a move expected to open international market access for their beef exports.

Ag Policy

EPA finalizes WOTUS rule, GOP pledges to continue efforts to stop the rule

The Obama administration, on Tuesday, May 27, finalized its controversial proposal to redefine the features that fall under jurisdiction of the Clean Water Act. While the administration asserts the intent of the rule is to clear up confusion regarding its jurisdiction over certain streams, wetlands, ponds, and other land and water bodies, opponents of the rule remain unconvinced.

Pasture and Rangeland

Grazing bites, May 2015

Grass is growing. The grass is really growing! I get a little impatient sometimes waiting for spring to get here; then once it is here the speed of life goes into full throttle and the grass in the yard suddenly requires twice the normal attention. I'm not going to complain about the extra mowing, I'm just glad it is green and growing. The pastures are also growing at record speed which requires a bit more of our attention to keep under control.

Cow/Calf Producer

Pregnancy diagnosis options for beef cattle producers

Generally, beef herd pregnancy rates after a 60–120-day breeding season tend to range from 80 to 94 percent. Pregnancy diagnosis identifies the 6–20 percent of open cows in the herd so they can be culled after their calves at side are weaned, instead of waiting to the end of the subsequent calving season.

Video

Doc Talk: Synchronizing AI in cows and heifers

Hi folks, Dr. Dan from Doc Talk here. Thanks for joining us today. We’re gonna talk about synchronizing in AI in cows and heifers with Dr. Bob Larson from Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. We’re glad you joined us. It’s a great time of year. Thanks for watching Doc Talk and I hope that you enjoy this show.

Welcome

to our redesigned homepage!

Scroll Down for more stories

Feedback Form
Feedback Form