Preventing respiratory acidosis in new born calves

Every baby calf has a certain degree of respiratory acidosis. Acidosis is the result of the deprivation of oxygen and the accumulation of carbon dioxide that results from the passage of the calf through the birth canal. FULL STORY »

Weaning the low-stress way

Summer time is usually a low-stress time of year for your beef herd. Calves are on the ground and growing, pastures are lush, and cow/calf herd maintenance is relatively low. FULL STORY »

Cattle producers should watch for stress as hot weather returns

Heat and humidity are set to return to the eastern Corn Belt after weeks of unseasonably cool temperatures, meaning cattle producers need to be on the lookout for signs of heat stress in their herds. FULL STORY »

Cow health issues to be diagnosed earlier with electronic pill

Visual symptoms of a health risk can come too late for beef and dairy producers, but an electronic pill in development can monitor the health of a cow and diagnose problems before they get out of control. FULL STORY »

Training handlers, training animals Play video

Tom Noffisinger, DVM, has long practiced, advocated and taught low-stress animal handling practices. He discusses some of the progress he’s seen as producers learn and adopt methods to work in harmony with their animals. FULL STORY »

Commentary: Addressing antibiotic resistance requires cooperation

Despite what you may have heard, there is doubt about whether using antibiotics to care for farm animals creates or worsens antibiotic resistance in humans. FULL STORY »

NCBA comments on Merck's plan to ensure responsible beef

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association commends Merck Animal Health for taking meaningful action to address questions about the impact of Zilmax on animal welfare. FULL STORY »

The little details on a cattle operation

The commonly quoted saying that a chain is only as strong as its weakest link has relevance for cattle operations. A producer can do many things right in a process and still not achieve the desired result. FULL STORY »

Water requirements for beef cattle

Diets are balanced for carbohydrate (energy), protein, vitamins, and minerals so cattle can achieve a desired level of performance, but cattle have a requirement for water too, and animal performance can be affected by water intake. FULL STORY »

UK veterinarian explains new antibiotics guidelines for producers

With proper use, antibiotic medications can keep animals healthy, control the spread of disease, help animals gain weight and also prevent diseases that could spread to humans. FULL STORY »

Arkansas rancher take steps to protect his Ultrablack cattle Play video

The drought of last few years has forced a Conway County rancher to conserve water and take steps to protect his Ultrablack cattle. FULL STORY »

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