Cow health issues to be diagnosed earlier with electronic pill

Visual symptoms of a health risk can come too late for beef and dairy producers, but an electronic pill in development can monitor the health of a cow and diagnose problems before they get out of control. FULL STORY »

Training handlers, training animals Play video

Tom Noffisinger, DVM, has long practiced, advocated and taught low-stress animal handling practices. He discusses some of the progress he’s seen as producers learn and adopt methods to work in harmony with their animals. FULL STORY »

Are you ready for the fall-calving season?

Fall-calving season is just around the corner. In fact, the start of the fall calving season may be closer than many producers realize. Now is the time to get the calving kit ready. FULL STORY »

The little details on a cattle operation

The commonly quoted saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link has relevance for cattle operations. A producer can do many things right in a process and still not achieve the desired result. FULL STORY »

UK veterinarian explains new antibiotics guidelines for producers

With proper use, antibiotic medications can keep animals healthy, control the spread of disease, help animals gain weight and also prevent diseases that could spread to humans. FULL STORY »

Health management of early-weaned calves

With the continued drought affecting many parts of Kansas, early weaning is one option that may help producers use limited forage resources more efficiently and keep all, or part, of their cowherd together for another year. FULL STORY »

Options for management of cows during drought

The following questions are designed to assist cow-calf producers in determining next steps and best management practices when considering how best to manage their cowherd in the event of extended drought. FULL STORY »

UK beef study: Birth/weaning weight Play video

A program from the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture is having success for beef producers involving birth weight and weaning weight. FULL STORY »

Early preparation key to a good calving season

Calving season is just concluding for many people across the heartland, yet it’s already time to prepare for next year. FULL STORY »

Tips for efficient weaning of fall-born calves

Cattle producers weaning fall-born calves in mid to late June may want to employ fence-line weaning as a strategy to help reduce stress on the young animals. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Note udder soundness for future breeding Play video

Glenn Selk discusses the importance of udder soundness. FULL STORY »

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