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Land O’Lakes Electrolyte System reformulated for performance

Address the effects of calf scours and dehydration during the summer heat. FULL STORY »

Water quality, quantity critical to dairy cow performance

Never underestimate the importance of good drinking water to a dairy herd. FULL STORY »

Developing goals for dairy herd reproductive performance

Using benchmarking data from similarly managed dairy herds can be helpful when developing herd goals for reproductive performance. FULL STORY »

Delving deeper into the animal genome

The idea that around 80 percent of human DNA is “junk” DNA with no real purpose never sat well with scientists. FULL STORY »

Water intake by dairy calves during the summer months

The University of Minnesota's SROC research center has more trouble maintaining good calf growth and health in the summer than in the winter. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Research at US-MARC

Following the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) conference last week in Lincoln, Neb., two bus-loads of attendees participated in a one-day tour, visiting Circle 5 feedlot, GeneSeek and the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) near Clay Center. FULL STORY »

Wage war on our top 5 welfare issues

As a veterinarian, I see things we could do to improve cow and calf welfare. We need to improve our practices relating to lameness, dehorning, tail docking, euthanasia and transportation. FULL STORY »

New vaccine technology helps build BRD immunity in calves

Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) is the leading cause of death in beef calves 3 weeks of age or older. A recent multi-university survey of 61 veterinarians in six states provides insights into practitioners’ experiences with BRD in nursing calves. FULL STORY »

BIF presentations, summaries available online

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) annual conference took place last week in Lincoln, Nebraska, with researchers and producers presenting a wealth of information on beef cattle genetics, nutrition, beef quality and more. FULL STORY »

John Maday honored with BIF Ambassador Award

The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) honored John Maday, of Drovers/CattleNetwork and Bovine Veterinarian magazine, with the Ambassador Award during the organization’s annual meeting and research symposium June 18-21, in Lincoln, Neb. FULL STORY »

From the BIF conference: Getting back to basics in selection Play video

Cheramie Viator consults with Silver Spur Ranches and other large operations in their genetic-selection process. FULL STORY »

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