Management

Re-warming methods for cold-stressed newborn calves

Last winter was one of the mildest winters in recent history and so far this winter, most of Oklahoma has escaped any sub-zero temperatures. Nonetheless, before the spring calving season is over, there is a chance that some calves will be born in very cold winter temperatures. FULL STORY »

Parasites affecting southeastern states Play video

Dr. Doug Ensley, a Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., discusses parasites that affect the southeastern states and explains the importance of using name brand products over generic. FULL STORY »

Diagnostics can help producers decide on fall parasite control Play video

Dr. Mac Devin, a Professional Services Veterinarian for Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc., says diagnostics can help producers make better decisions on fall parasite control. FULL STORY »

Bringing in new cattle: Keep an eye out for trichomoniasis Play video

The days of trichomoniasis being known as a western states problem may be coming to an end. With consecutive drought years through many of the cow-calf regions of the country, trich is being found in new areas and cattlemen are feeling its impact. FULL STORY »

Fall parasite control – Make the most of short forage Play video

Despite dry pasture conditions across the United States, internal and external parasites will continue to challenge beef cattle operations heading into fall and winter. An effective parasite control program in the fall can help cattle maintain body condition and make the most of purchased feedstuffs. FULL STORY »

The impact of hot weather on bull fertility

Several research trials have been conducted throughout the years looking at the effect of high temperatures on bull fertility. Certainly that research has importance to many Southern Plains cattlemen in the summer of 2012. FULL STORY »

Hay feeding cost can be substantially reduced

The Southern Great Plains region was fortunate to have a tremendous wheat crop in 2012. From that crop a lot of cool season annual forage was harvested to help replenish the depleted hay supply. However, after one of the hottest, driest early and mid-summers on record, dry conditions have persisted throughout much of the region. FULL STORY »

Severity of winter and calf birth weights

Does the severity (coldness or mildness) of the winter have an impact on spring-born calf birth weights? FULL STORY »

Supplement or replacer - What's the difference

Although February and March are still a few weeks away, looking ahead to the spring calving season requires that producers be prepared for those situations where mother-nature needs a little boost. FULL STORY »

Get past sticker shock for good decisions

High prices are all around as cattle producers search for production inputs. Many producers experience “sticker shock” as they react to these prices. A common reaction is to avoid purchasing outwardly expensive items even if the result is that production output suffers. So when is passing on a purchase justified, and when should cattle producers bite the bullet and make a seemingly sizeable investment? FULL STORY »

Controlling and preventing pinkeye in cattle

K-State veterinarian Gregg Hanzlicek passes along the latest advice on controlling and preventing pinkeye disease in both grass and feedlot cattle, with a close look at vaccine management against this painful and costly condition. FULL STORY »

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