Spring storms and cold stress
Cold stress with cattle is often associated with below zero temperatures. In reality, cattle that are adapted to the cold conditions found in northern plains winters can function and perform well under a wide range of conditions. FULL STORY »
Nutrition can impact pregnancy rates in heifers and cows
How much does nutrition impact the reproductive rates of cattle? According to Dr. Rick Funston, UNL Beef Reproductive Specialist, “The nutritional status of animals is difficult to measure, and this complicates interpretation of nutrition x reproduction interactions." FULL STORY »
Proper injection sites to remember at calf-working time
The months of April and May are traditionally the months when “spring round-ups” take place. This is the time that large and small cow/calf operations schedule the “working” of the calves. FULL STORY »
Cryptosporidia: A cause of illness in calves and people too
One of the germs that contributes to calf scours cases is cryptosporidia, or “crypto”. Crypto is a one-celled protozoa that is normally present in small numbers in the digestive tract of cows and calves. FULL STORY »
How do your cows look?
Calving season is upon us and how do your cows look? Are they are on the thin side or in good body condition? Has the winter been tough on them? Has your pre-calving nutrition program been adequate? FULL STORY »
Colostrum supplements and replacers
Research indicates that the ability of colostrum to provide passive immunity to the calf is often limited by low concentration of colostral immunoglobulins, insufficient methods of feeding colostrum, and limited absorption of immunoglobulins in the calf. FULL STORY »
Colostrum supplements and replacers: What is the difference?
Research indicates that passive immunity is often inadequate due to low concentration of colostral immunoglobulins, insufficient methods of feeding colostrum, and low absorption of immunoglobulins by the calf. FULL STORY »
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