University of Nebraska researchers conducted a trial comparing systems in which half of the calves from a group of 84 cows were weaned early, at 90 days of age, and the other half at a more normal age of 205 days.
The 2014 Dr. Kenneth and Caroline McDonald Eng Foundation Symposium focused on “Innovative intensification in cow-calf systems.” Texas A&M University researchers presented results of a study comparing two rations for mature dry cows:
· A low-energy ration containing 64 percent wheat straw and 27 percent distillers’ grains, costing $130 per ton
By Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Extension
It is generally accepted that adequate supervision at calving has a significant impact on reducing calf mortality. Adequate supervision has been of increasing importance with the higher price of live calves at sale time.
By James Rogers and Carolyn Young, The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation
A producer establishing new tall fescue stands with one of the nontoxic (novel)-endophyte-infected tall fescue varieties needs assurance that the seed actually contains viable nontoxic endophyte. Laboratory tests are now available that can detect the presence or absence of endophyte in the seed as well as determine if the endophyte present is a nontoxic or toxic endophyte (one that produces ergot alkaloids that cause tall fescue toxicosis).