Storage tips to save more hay

Last week’s Cow Calf Corner Newsletter discussed some of the potential losses to large round bales due to differing storage methods. FULL STORY »

New developments in electrolyte therapy

Oral electrolytes play an indisputably important role in helping restore scouring and dehydrated calves to health and productivity. FULL STORY »

From the May issue of BoVet: Vitamin A deficiency in beef calves

Unlike many vitamins that are produced by ruminal bacteria, cattle have a requirement for vitamin A in the diet. Cattle convert carotene from leaves of plants to vitamin A in the wall of the small intestine. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Start your calf vaccinations now

As calving winds down and calves are settled with their mammas, the inevitable day will come when the calves need to get a round of vaccinations. FULL STORY »

Consider Maternal Calving Ease EPD for heifer retention

Though spring-born calves are a long way from weaning, it’s never too early to start studying which heifer calves will earn a trip to the keeper pen. For fall-borns, that decision is happening soon, if it hasn't already happened. FULL STORY »

Tips and preparation for safe cattle hauling

Now that pastures are starting to green up and calves are growing, many producers are getting ready to haul their cow/calf pairs to summer pastures. FULL STORY »

When to castrate calves could affect weight later on

Time always is a precious commodity, not to mention having the necessary labor available to work cattle before taking cow-calf pairs to pasture. In the case of castrating bull calves at an early age, what happens if you don't get that done at an early age, say before pasture turn-out, does it really affect the bottom line? FULL STORY »

Nebraska Cattle on Feed up 4%

Nebraska feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.49 million cattle on feed on May 1. FULL STORY »

Texas Cattle on Feed down

Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in Texas feedlots with capacity of 1,000 head or more totaled 2.43 million head on May 1, 2014, down 4 percent from a year ago. FULL STORY »

Kansas Cattle on Feed down 3 percent

Kansas feedlots, with capacities of 1,000 or more head, contained 2.01 million cattle on feed on May 1, according to the USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. FULL STORY »

Using early weaning to survive the drying and trying times

Hot air swells across the land, sucking what little moisture is left out of the ground. It’s been days since a decent rain and much of the area is wilting away in a parched state. Amidst it all stands a rancher, looking out across the once flourishing paradise which will turn into a desiccate wasteland if rains don’t come. FULL STORY »

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