Scours in beef calves prevalent this spring

Although many beef producers experienced more than the usual number of hypothermia cases in calves born this year due to several days of sub-zero temperatures, scours is still the No. 1 neonatal calf disease producers will fight year after year, according to K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek. FULL STORY »

2014 Cattlemen's Ball Serenity Garden Memorial Signs

The 2014 Cattlemen’s Ball of Nebraska welcomes everyone to be a part of the Serenity Garden Calf Herd. A special area will be designated at the event, to honor and remember those we have lost to cancer and our survivor’s, who continue to fight the war against cancer each and every day. FULL STORY »

Culling order for fall-calving herds when forage is limited

With low cattle numbers in some areas of the United States producers would like to expand their beef herds. However, in much of the western part of the Southern Plains, Mother Nature has not cooperated. FULL STORY »

Pressure builds on cattle prices

With boxed beef prices down sharply from the second rollercoaster high of the year, fed cattle prices may have peaked seasonally. Fed prices are currently holding mostly steady near $150/cwt. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Report: Feeders and calves unevenly steady Play video

The USDA-AMS LGMN Branch provides a weekly video providing timely market information and quotes pertaining to feeder cattle. FULL STORY »

Feeder Cattle Review: Pressure seen on heavyweight feeders Play video

Compared to last week, feeder cattle and calves sold unevenly steady with the majority of sales ranging from 3.00 higher to 3.00 lower. Most pressure was seen on heavyweight feeders over 800 lbs and soft new-crop calves that are progressively making up a larger percentage of receipts. As a whole, offerings are currently less attractive than usual with receipts mostly made up of growing-lot yearlings and fall-born calves, both carrying considerable flesh. FULL STORY »

Cow-Calf Corner: Glenn Selk on freemartin calves Play video

Glenn Selk explains why freemartin calves (females born with a bull twin) should not be used as replacement heifers. FULL STORY »

Alfalfa’s benefits to livestock, soil worth the work

Soil testing is a necessity to reap the benefits of growing alfalfa for hay, said Dirk Philipp, assistant professor with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. FULL STORY »

Improve reproductive management to improve bottom line

Livestock producers whose herds have poor reproductive success earn less and have higher production costs per head than those whose herds reproduce successfully, says Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff. FULL STORY »

Harmonizing trich standards Play video

During last week’s Trichomoniasis Forum, Jeff Baxter, senior product manager for ThermoFisher Scientific discusses the need to develop more uniform standards for sampling and diagnostics, and also to harmonize state regulations regarding trichomoniasis testing. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Check those bulls now

Our thinking needs to move to the bulls in the herd because it is the time to start worrying. A bull that is not reproductively sound today more than likely will not be settling cows in June. FULL STORY »

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