Winter took a toll on cattle health

Producers should consider supplemental feed to help cattle through the next month to six weeks until grass is growing and is past the “watery” stage. Energy and protein are both crucial. FULL STORY »

Limping livestock: Two perspectives

Lameness can be attributed to many factors yet the physical response to favor a limb is likely related to the animal’s pain threshold. The presence of pain is a critical well-being concern, and can have many secondary impacts on the animal’s overall health, production, and functional lifetime. FULL STORY »

Winter conditions now could mean even higher beef costs later

The record-breaking arctic cold experienced throughout the region this winter could mean less productive breeding among beef cattle this spring. FULL STORY »

The rundown on scours treatment and prevention

Springtime calving. The time of year bringing longer hours of daylight, warmer sunshine, galloping baby calves, an end in sight with winter weather, cows nurturing their young – and scours. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic resistance: Should I be concerned?

Many people are concerned about antibiotic resistance. What is antibiotic resistance? Why is this concerning? FULL STORY »

Cow-Calf Timely Tips - February 2014

Follow these cow-calf management tips to prepare your spring-calving herd. FULL STORY »

Trichomoniasis: Still a threat to beef breeding herds

As area beef herds become involved in making decisions about bulls for next breeding season, herd health and reproductive disease should be considered in the context of what age and type of bulls are being purchased. FULL STORY »

Bison have Montana ranchers on edge with brucellosis exposure

Yellowstone is the homeland for an estimated 4,600 bison in the United States’ last purebred herd – and half are estimated to be exposed to brucellosis. FULL STORY »

Windy start to 2014 brings wind chills; weather challenges

January gave the windiest start of the year to Missouri in almost 30 years. Wind puts the chill in wind chill. FULL STORY »

Winter weather cattle management

Winter weather conditions have certainly hit with a vengeance this year, not only in South Dakota but in a wide swath of the cattle producing areas of the United States. FULL STORY »

Managing cold stress in cattle

Winter is here, and with it can come issues with cold stress in cattle. Wintertime conditions that can lead to cold stress include freezing temperatures, snow, ice, wind and a muddy environment. FULL STORY »

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