Write a strong calf-raising contract

As dairies expand, more dairy producers look to custom growers to raise their herd replacements. Unfortunately businesses can’t rely on a handshake anymore. Calf raisers and contracting dairies need to have a strong contract in place to protect everyone involved. Four calf experts offer tips on how to write a strong contract and what should be included in the contract. FULL STORY »

Gold Standard Labs Opens New Facility In Sulphur Springs, TX

Gold Standard Labs, the leading private diagnostic laboratory for testing cattle to detect those persistently infected (PI) with Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) virus, this week opened its seventh facility – this one located in Sulphur Springs, Texas. The other six labs are located in Hereford, Shiner and Schwertner, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Bowling Green, Kentucky and Alma, Nebraska.
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Heritability Of Bovine Respiratory Disease

Groups of 1519 preweaned and 3277 feedlot cattle were used to study heritability of bovine respiratory disease (BRD). Across both groups, the sire of individuals was known. Preweaned calves came from one herd. FULL STORY »

Timely Tips

Tips for managing your cattle ranch this spring.
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Proper injection sites to remember at calf-working time

The month of May is traditionally the time 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 »

Protecting More Calves From Respiratory Diseases

It soon will be time to "work" the spring-born calves. New research is available that suggests that the young calves may be vaccinated with products used for protection against the respiratory diseases (IBR and BVDV). FULL STORY »

Write a strong calf-raising contract

As dairies expand, more dairy producers look to custom growers to raise their herd replacements. Unfortunately businesses can’t rely on a handshake anymore. Calf raisers and contracting dairies need to have a strong contract in place to protect everyone involved. Four calf experts offered tips on how to write a strong contract and what should be included in the contract. FULL STORY »

Fit and ready to breed

Springtime bull management can maximize breeding success. FULL STORY »

Bulls deserve a good vaccination program

North Dakota State University Extension beef specialist Kris Ringwall offers these tips for keeping valuable bulls healthy. FULL STORY »

Cattle Health: Are Your Vaccines & Health Products Working?

The failure of animal products and vaccines often are the result of human error and not the result of a defective product.

Have you ever done any of the following things?
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BeefTalk: Bulls Deserve A Good Vaccination Program

Bulls can get sick, too. As a kid, I remember finding our bull dead.

The bull was at the end of a grove of trees, the victim of blackleg. Not far away were two dead calves.

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