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Don’t ignore public perception of livestock euthanasia

Euthanasia is an uncomfortable and unfortunate reality of livestock production; however, a critical part of both veterinary medicine and livestock handling is to determine when euthanasia is necessary and how to do it humanely. FULL STORY »

Plan now for stockpiling tall fescue

Even with as hot as it has been this summer, now is the time to start thinking about feeding your cows this winter. FULL STORY »

Data Analyses: How weather patterns can affect cattle production

“It’s impossible to answer long-term questions about cattle production using short-term data,” says ecologist Justin Reeves, who works in the ARS Rangeland Resources Research Unit in Cheyenne, Wyoming, and headed up the analyses. FULL STORY »

Market-following programs, once perfected, would be no protection

As the annual crop tours end, it is evident that, in the absence of an extremely early frost or other weather event, the US corn and soybean crops could achieve record levels of production. FULL STORY »

New analysis shows BVD-PI testing pays, netting producers more

For the second consecutive year, research shows cattle buyers are paying a higher premium for calves that test negative for being persistently infected (PI) with bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). FULL STORY »

Summer BRD in pre-weaned calves Play video

Now is the time to watch for respiratory problems in calves, and respond quickly to any outbreak. Mississippi State University veterinarian David Smith outlines how maternal antibodies decline in calves by around 90 to 120 days of age, potentially resulting in outbreaks of summer pneumonia. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Records, a positive opportunity

As summer appears to be waning and fall soon will be upon us, I can remember a former co-worker, Harlan Hughes, saying; "You can’t manage what you don’t measure." FULL STORY »

Honoring vision and grit in cattle feeding Play video

Last week the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame inducted its fifth class of visionary cattle feeders and honored industry leaders and outstanding feedyard employees. FULL STORY »

Harmful Algal Blooms - Are my cattle in danger?

Water is the most critical factor in the diet of cattle and during hot and dry weather, it is especially important to monitor water quality. Harmful algal blooms (HABs) can reduce water quality and intake, and are potentially toxic to livestock. FULL STORY »

Making it work for land and livestock owners in a grazing lease

Pasture leases can be a tricky business or a great opportunity for both the land and livestock owners. Pat Reece, professor emeritus and now a consultant and owner of Prairie and Montane Enterprises, understands this from years of experience working with producers. FULL STORY »

Cattle producer health: Precautions reduce heat illness

Summer heat can be dangerous. Heat illness is a serious medical condition resulting from the body's inability to cope with a particular heat load. It is not a sign of weakness or frailty, and it can be a serious health risk even when the temperature is moderate. FULL STORY »

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