Need for dialog on antibiotics Play video

At the NIAA conference on antibiotic resistance, Western Kentucky University animal scientist Nevil Speer, PhD, notes the complexity of the science behind antibiotic resistance and the need for continued collaboration among stakeholder groups to protect antibiotic efficacy, consumer confidence and animal health. FULL STORY »

Prepare for a successful spring calving season

Someone once said “that Success occurs when Opportunity meets with Preparation”. Planning and preparing ahead for next spring’s calving season can help increase the chances of success. FULL STORY »

Receiving programs to improve animal health

Problems with respiratory disease can turn a group of feeder calves from profitable to a disaster if animal health is not properly addressed. FULL STORY »

Cow cost is too high to keep an open cow

In many parts of Arkansas, producers experienced plenty of spring and early summer rainfall. Unlike last year, hay is abundant and in many cases producers have more hay than they have cattle. FULL STORY »

Winter Feed Estimator is a great tool for cow-calf producers

Estimating winter feed needs now will save beef cow-calf producers from running out of feed during a time when feed prices are the highest to purchase. FULL STORY »

K-State studies show benefits of early calf weaning

It’s always been done this way, right? Calves are weaned in the fall. But drought conditions in the Plains states prompted some beef producers to wean calves earlier than usual in recent years, which may have been surprisingly beneficial. FULL STORY »

Booster vaccinations for beef calves

With cattle vaccinations; timing is important. FULL STORY »

Poor temperament adversely affects cattle profit

October is a traditional weaning and culling time for spring-calving herds. This is a time when producers decide which cows no longer are helpful to the operation and which heifer calves will be kept for future replacements. FULL STORY »

What if we could see germs?

Protecting animals from disease pathogens (germs) requires that we look beyond what we can see. FULL STORY »

Manage calves to reduce stress at weaning, improve performance

This is the time of year when many cow-calf producers are weaning calves. The following are some important factors and strategies to remember when planning to wean calves. FULL STORY »

Starting calves right: Handle with care

September is the beginning of the traditional fall calf run. Over the course of the next three to four months the majority of the spring born calves will be weaned, moved through market channels, received at a feedlot, backgrounder or stocker operation, and perhaps started on feed. FULL STORY »

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