Prevent scours, a cause of losses in newborn livestock

With calving, lambing and kidding seasons in full swing, livestock producers should be mindful of diarrhea, commonly called scours in livestock, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. FULL STORY »

Make reproductive health top priority this spring

The spring calf crop is a natural focus for beef producers this time of year, but the most important thing a producer can do to maintain productivity and help improve profitability potential is to keep reproductive health of the cow herd top of mind. FULL STORY »

Wet, cold spring conditions create calving issues

Blizzard conditions in some parts of South Dakota on Monday created challenges for those cattle producers in the midst of calving, said Warren Rusche, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. FULL STORY »

Manage coccidiosis to reduce losses among newborn animals, Part 2

Estimates are that coccidiosis costs the beef industry $100 million annually, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff UAPB. FULL STORY »

Maximizing milk replacer response through proper storage

Calf milk replacer prices have climbed as a result of increased demand for dry whey used in human foods such as sports drinks. Therefore, it is essential to properly store milk replacer so that it retains its quality until its use. FULL STORY »

BVD prevention through producer management

Quick to spread and impossible to cure – Bovine Viral Diarrhea may be one of the most devastating economic hits cattle producers could face. And don’t let its name fool you, BVD wreaks much more havoc to reproduction in cattle than the digestive tract. FULL STORY »

The rundown on scours treatment and prevention

Springtime calving. The time of year bringing longer hours of daylight, warmer sunshine, galloping baby calves, an end in sight with winter weather, cows nurturing their young – and scours. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic resistance: Should I be concerned?

Many people are concerned about antibiotic resistance. What is antibiotic resistance? Why is this concerning? FULL STORY »

Impacts of cold weather on calf weights

It seemed strange… why did shorn sheep have bigger lambs than their unshorn counterparts? The relationship also exists in cattle, according to a UNL study in the 1990's. FULL STORY »

The importance of colostrum replacements in newborn calves

It is crucial that newborn calves get off to a good start and one of the most important things that needs to happen at birth is the adequate consumption of high-quality colostrum by the newborn calf. FULL STORY »

Cow-Calf Timely Tips - February 2014

Follow these cow-calf management tips to prepare your spring-calving herd. FULL STORY »

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