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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.


Farmers wonder how low calf prices will go

Cattle producers have benefitted from high calf and feeder prices in the not too distant past. More recently, however, cattle markets appear to be weakening, and farmers are wondering just how low the prices could go.


Doc Talk: Weaning calves

Dr. Dan Thomson has two special guests, Dr. Tom Noffsinger and Dr. Kip Lukasiewicz from Production Animal Consultation. Today they will be discussing when to start weaning calves, the best way to deal with maternal separation issues and low stress handling techniques to acclimate cattle to a new location.


Purina: Don't let weather impact the last stage of calf development

More than 75 percent of fetal growth occurs in the last trimester, due in part to the rapid growth of a calf's tissues. For many beef producers the period of rapid development also coincides with extremely variable weather conditions that often include rain, wind, sleet and snow.

Animal Health Center

Anaplasmosis in beef cattle

Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle caused by several species of the blood parasite Anaplasma. A. marginale is the most common pathogen of cattle. Sheep and goats are much less commonly affected. Anaplasmosis is also called “yellow bag” or “yellow fever” as affected animals can develop a jaundiced appearance. Anaplasmosis is seen worldwide and has been reported in at least 40 states in the U.S. It is a common disease in the southern U.S.


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