BRD Management Solutions can keep cattle healthy and costs down Play video

What’s a surefire way to help keep stocker calves on feed and shipping to feedlots on time? For a stocker operator from Verden, Oklahoma, it’s about controlling bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as soon as the cattle arrive. FULL STORY »

Moldy corn and corn silages Q&A

We have been starting to receive some reports of corn having some mold and along with some stalk rot in certain areas. It might be helpful then to answer some common asked questions. FULL STORY »

Animal production sees challenges with new antibiotic regulations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that revised labels established according to Guidance Documents #209 and #213 will go into effect in December 2016. FULL STORY »

BVD testing could pay off big

Because BVD has the potential to affect all of these beef industry segments, many in the industry are paying closer attention to it and paying a premium for calves that test negative as persistently infected (PI) with BVD. FULL STORY »

Calm cattle and carcass quality

Easily excitable cattle can be dangerous to themselves and cattle-handling personnel. And according to a recent project conducted at North Dakota State University, they may also have lower quality carcasses than calmer cattle. FULL STORY »

Ergot poisoning could be a problem in areas after rainy summer

Arkansas’ rainy summer has been a boon for Dallisgrass, but with that bounty comes a higher danger that grazing cattle can be poisoned by a fungus that’s common to that type of grass, said John Jennings, professor-forage for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

BQA: Pride, quality and security

“We believe beef quality assurance starts at the ranch,” Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz say. “The cattle go through the feeding period at the feedlots under the same guidelines and on to the packers so consumers can be confident that their beef is safe, healthy and wholesome.” FULL STORY »

Timing and method is everything for dehorning and castration

When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning Guidelines published by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. FULL STORY »

Beef Quality Assurance details compromised cattle qualifications

Cattle producers have long recognized the need of proper husbandry and stewardship for the animals entrusted into their care. Good livestock production practices, based on research and sound science, are known to impact the well-being, animal health, and productivity of cattle. FULL STORY »

Making every pound count Play video

Every pound of gain can have a significant impact on return, having producers looking for the best way to maximize their profits. FULL STORY »

Reducing the risk of calf scours (Part 2)

Looking at methods of increasing the immune status of the baby calf so that when the calf comes in contact with the pathogens, he will have a much better chance of fending off the disease entity. FULL STORY »

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