Industry News

Six universities launch animal ag industry climate change website

The $346 billion U.S. animal agriculture industry is already paying the price for an unstable climate with more frequent and extreme weather events that are devastating to individual producers and influence costs throughout the entire industry, a University of Nebraska Lincoln animal environmental engineer says. FULL STORY »

Prussic acid testing in forages

Forage suspected of containing prussic acid needs to be properly tested before consumed by animals. FULL STORY »

Winter calf barn ventilation 101

Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. FULL STORY »

Assessing BVD risk

Last week in Kansas City, researchers, veterinarians and industry stakeholders are discussing the latest thinking on bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVDV), its pathology, economic impacts and control strategies. FULL STORY »

Effect of feeding a negative DCAD diet prepartum

Historically, negative dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD) diets have been fed for 2 to 3 weeks prepartum to reduce the incidence of clinical milk fever. Limited information is available on the effect of feeding a negative DCAD for extended time, this trial looks at feeding such a diet for 3, 4, or 6 weeks prepartum. FULL STORY »

NMSU’s Corona Center hosts symposium on mineral nutrition

Experts will help ranchers consider the importance of mineral nutrition for their cattle herds at a special one-day symposium – “Minerals and their Role in Ranch Sustainability” – set for Nov. 20 at New Mexico State University’s Southwest Center for Rangeland Sustainability at the Corona Range and Livestock Research Center. FULL STORY »

WASDE: Record corn crop, heavier cattle

The USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for October, released October 10, projects a record U.S. corn crop, and somewhat higher 2014 and 2015 forecasts for U.S. beef production compared with the September report. FULL STORY »

K-State researchers seek vaccines for tick-borne disease

A Kansas State University professor is researching ways to keep animals and humans safe from tick-borne diseases. FULL STORY »

Alternative protein sources for milk replacer

University of Minnesota researchers evaluated calf performance when they were fed milk replacers containing various combinations of wheat, soy and plasma proteins, compared to all milk. FULL STORY »

When should you treat with electrolytes?

Dehydration happens quickly in young calves. University of Pennsylvania researchers offer advice on when to intervene with electrolytes. FULL STORY »

Auscultation in the electronic age

From the October issue of Bovine Veterinarian magazine: New electronic lung-scoring system changes the nature of chute-side diagnostics and decision making. FULL STORY »

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