Industry News

A new approach to calf milk replacer formulation

Land O’Lakes Animal Milk Products introduces a new approach to calf milk replacer formulation with protein blend calf milk replacers. FULL STORY »

New program aims to reward high-end Angus feeder cattle

A new program called “Top Dollar Angus” intends to provide a link between ranchers who have invested in high-quality Angus genetics and cattle feeders wishing to procure calves that will perform well and qualify for premium Angus-branded programs. FULL STORY »

Measuring the impact of your value proposition

Last in a four-part series from AABP, this webinar helps the practice owner evaluate changes to better market a practice and its services. FULL STORY »

Sampling reveals high rate of subclinical hypocalcemia

A blood calcium sampling program involving more than 5,000 transition dairy cows showed subclinical hypocalcemia in an average of 55 percent of the cows tested. In most cases, producers were unaware their herd was at risk, since this form of low blood calcium often goes undetected. FULL STORY »

Fourth webinar in four-part series available from AABP

The American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) offers the fourth webinar in a four-part series on practice management, called “Measuring the Impact of Your Value Proposition.” FULL STORY »

Starting cattle on feed

Starting cattle correctly can make the difference between success or failure in cattle feeding, says nutritionist and feedyard consultant John Beckett, PhD. Beckett recently spoke to veterinarians during the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) conference, outlining programs and philosophies that have worked for his clients. FULL STORY »

CSU researcher tackles livestock pregnancy and BVDV infection

Tod Hansen was recently honored for his research on cattle reproduction and disease. FULL STORY »

Gold Standard Labs hires three specialists

Gold Standard Labs has added three marketing and laboratory specialists to its staff, bringing new expertise to continue improving animal health diagnostic services for veterinarians, cattlemen and dairy producers. FULL STORY »

Global beef supplies getting tighter

We all know U.S. cattle and beef supplies are tight, leading to record-high prices for all classes of cattle this year. We aren’t alone according to a new report from Rabobank, which shows beef supplied tightening globally, and particularly in some key beef-exporting nations. FULL STORY »

Vesicular stomatitis on the decline in Colorado

After an outbreak of vesicular stomatitis in July, the disease is on the decline in Northern Colorado. FULL STORY »

NCBA vows to fight USDA plan to create 2nd beef checkoff program

The largest contractor of the Beef Checkoff Program, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), said today that U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack’s idea to reform the checkoff by creating another beef checkoff fund is dead on arrival with the grassroots organization. FULL STORY »

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