With the recent heat wave occurring across much of the country, it is important for producers to recognize heat stress in cattle. Here are some tips on recognizing and avoiding heat stress in cattle from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts Recognize the reported S content of distillers grains and the potential variability with it Account for both diet and water S content when managing S intakes S intake shouldn’t go over 0.30 percent diet...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Scott Poock Extension Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine Jordan Thomas Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Emily Smith Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences An excellent herd health program is an important component of overall management for reproductive efficiency, as health can significantly impact...
Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.4 The horns of beef cattle are routinely removed to decrease the risk of injuries to workers and other animals, and to...
Source: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Extremely low temperatures and wind can increase energy requirements 20-50%. Increase feed accordingly. Monitor body condition score (BCS). Cows in last trimester of pregnancy should have a body condition score...
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency People, vehicles, equipment, and tools are capable of transmitting disease pathogens. Producers can help manage that risk by controlling the movement of people and objects onto and within their premises, particularly within the production area...
Source: Government of Saskatchewan Animals with health issues need special care and treatment, and feeding them the right materials can be the key to bringing them back to health. Ration changes Animals need time to adapt to changes in feed. Ruminants especially...
Source: Manitoba Beef Producers Put data to work for your farm using Cost of Production guides. These resources can act as a starting point for farm budgets that can be adapted to your operation using your farm records. These cost...
Source: Beef Cattle Research Council When considering various water sources and designing an appropriate system, economic analysis and projections are helpful. The Beef Cattle Research Council’s Water Systems Calculator is a helpful tool. Producers can examine several different systems and input their herd...
(Wiki) By JUDY MAE BINGMAN - ILLINOIS EXTENSION June 2, 2022 Ticks, once limited to the northeast region of the United States, are making a westward migration across the U.S. and with them, tickborne diseases that cost the healthcare system up to $1.3...
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