Weather Management

Most passive immunity occurs in the first 6 hours

Resistance to disease is greatly dependent on antibodies or immunoglobulins and can be either active or passive in origin. FULL STORY »

Cold stress and newborn calves

For the 73 percent of South Dakota's cattle producers who calve in the spring, calving is right around the corner. FULL STORY »

Keeping livestock water open in the winter

It may seem obvious to provide clean and abundant water to your livestock, especially on hot days. FULL STORY »

The 3 stages of parturition (calving)

Before the first heifer begins the calving process this spring, it would be wise to review what takes place in a normal delivery. FULL STORY »

Calf morbidity and mortality

Beef calf morbidity and mortality is a multifactorial issue, Kansas State University’s Mike Sanderson, DVM, Dipl. ACT, Dipl. ACVPM, told more than 100 veterinarians, producers and students at last week’s 2013 Cow-Calf at Kansas State University. FULL STORY »

Preparing for calving season

As we move into the new year it will be worthwhile to spend a little time planning and preparing for the upcoming calving season. FULL STORY »

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

Last winter was one of the mildest winters in recent history and so far this winter, most of Oklahoma has escaped any sub-zero temperatures. Nonetheless, before the spring calving season is over, there is a chance that some calves will be born in very cold winter temperatures. FULL STORY »

Feeding for cold weather

The major effect of cold on nutrient requirement of cows is increased need for energy. To determine magnitude of cold, lower critical temperature for beef cows must first be estimated. FULL STORY »

Research Review: Cow temperament affects reproduction

Sometimes we wonder if that cow rattling the chute is worth keeping. Recent research suggests maybe not. FULL STORY »

Beef calf creep feeding combined with early weaning

Drought conditions across the Midwest have producers evaluating feeding scenarios for beef cow-calf pairs. As pasture conditions deteriorate, we need to be thinking about management plans for calf nutrition and performance. FULL STORY »

Cold advisory tool for newborn livestock

In most normal years, producers who are calving would be racing against time to pull calves out of snowbanks and save precious ears before frostbite sets in. FULL STORY »

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