Vaccinations

Calf weaning time - Preparing for the celebration

Weaning beef calf strategies. FULL STORY »

BeefTalk: Vaccinate and prepare valuable calves for market

Vaccinate calves now in anticipation of weaning and preparation for sending the calves to market. FULL STORY »

Developing a weaning or receiving program

As we enter the fall months, weaning time is at hand for most spring calving herds. This is the exciting time of year when producers are able to reap the benefits of a year’s worth of work and planning. FULL STORY »

Costs and benefits associated with preconditioning calves

Preconditioning is the process of preparing calves to enter the stocker phase of the beef industry or to be directly placed in the feedlot. FULL STORY »

Preconditioning for performance and profit Play video

Kenny Knight, owner-manager of Knight Feedlot in Kansas, tells why pre-conditioning programs are so important. FULL STORY »

Management practices for added value in market calves

Lack of forage and increased input costs for beef producers continue as we move ahead in 2013. FULL STORY »

Cow-calf corner: Importance of longer weaning period Play video

Glenn Selk discusses the importance of following VAC-45 protocol prior to selling calves. FULL STORY »

Plan ahead when vaccinating early-weaned calves

Veterinarians and cattle producers have long embraced pre-weaning vaccinations as effective ways to reduce the impact of respiratory disease in calves following the stress of weaning. FULL STORY »

Integrity Beef Alliance: Marketing value-stacked calves

The beef cattle industry has several Value Added Calf (VAC) programs through which beef producers may market calves. The Integrity Beef Alliance is one such program. FULL STORY »

The economic value of value-added programs for beef calves

K-State livestock economist Ted Schroeder summarizes two new K-State studies, which together provide a clearer idea of the economic value of value-added programs for beef calves FULL STORY »

Kindergarteners and calves: An unlikely association

Anyone who has been around a group of kindergarteners knows that sniffles and coughing are commonplace. While there may not be a way to prevent this, for weaned calves facing the same “kindergarten effect,” preconditioning can help reduce morbidity. FULL STORY »

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