Pneumonia in pre-weaned calves

Pneumonia in beef calves following the stress of weaning or shipping has been well-documented. FULL STORY »

Stocker calves: Vaccination considerations

Summer months in the northern plains mean an opportunity for cattle producers to graze weaned calves on pasture. FULL STORY »

Cattle Management: March timely tips

Tips for managing your cattle ranch this spring. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Shipping effects on respiratory disease risk

Associations between distance traveled from sale barns to feedlots and overall performance, risk of respiratory disease and cumulative mortality in feeder cattle during 1997 to 2009. FULL STORY »

Management tips for good herd health

Most beef cattle producers understand the importance of keeping cattle healthy. A good herd health program is an essential part of any farm or ranch management program. FULL STORY »

Preventing BRDC

Decreasing bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) in feedlot cattle can decrease mortality and morbidity as well as reduce treatment and subclinical costs of the disease. Cattle free from respiratory disease have improved performance including better average daily and gain and feed conversion. Chris Chase, DVM, PhD, South Dakota State University, says management factors that go along with preventing BRDC include eliminating stress factors where possible. Recognize the “critical period” for disease detection – the three weeks that follow weaning, placing on feed and shipping of cattle. FULL STORY »

Stress and BRDC

Bovine respiratory disease complex (BRDC) is the most significantly infectious disease in cattle, and is exacerbated by stress. FULL STORY »

Value of data analysis when receiving stockers

During the course of conducting grazing research at the Noble Foundation, we routinely receive and “straighten out” stocker cattle. FULL STORY »

November beef management calendar

Remember to follow these beef cattle management tips as temperatures get colder. FULL STORY »

Help new cattle adapt to the feedlot

Evaluating incoming feedlot cattle and helping them adapt can get them off to a good start. FULL STORY »

Making the most of weaning

The first 30-45 days after a calf is weaned is perhaps the most stressful period of its life. Good performance and health during this time can set the stage for an efficient and profitable feedout, or a long and productive life in the cow herd. FULL STORY »

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