Industry News

Genetics, environment influence cattle hair shedding

It is summertime in the Ozarks and the temperature and humidity are rising. That can spell trouble for beef cattle that still haven’t shed off their winter coats according to Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. FULL STORY »

Combating heat in dairy herds

As temperatures and humidity soar, dairy cattle may start to show signs of heat stress, explained Tracey Erickson, SDSU Extension Dairy Field Specialist. FULL STORY »

Mid-year inventory shows further declines in cattle numbers

The July 1 Cattle report from USDA, released on Friday, July 25, shows reductions in almost all classes of cattle since the last mid-year report issued in July 2012. Last year, USDA did not issue a July Cattle report due to the sequestration that temporarily reduced funding for federal government agencies. FULL STORY »

Appeals court rules with FDA on feed antibiotics

In a 2-1 decision, the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday overturned earlier district court rulings resulting from a lawsuit filed by activist groups seeking to end the use of antibiotics in livestock feed. FULL STORY »

AABP session highlights

With the American Association of Bovine Practitioners (AABP) annual conference rapidly approaching – it takes place Sept.18-20 in Albuquerque, N.M. – organizers have provided highlights of planned feedlot, cow-calf and dairy sessions, along with information on registration for the conference and pre-conference seminars. FULL STORY »

Vote! 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame

Voting is now open for the 2014 Cattle Production Veterinarian Hall of Fame. The Hall of Fame was established in 2011 to celebrate the rich traditions of production veterinary medicine by honoring the exceptional men and women who have made lasting contributions to the veterinary profession. FULL STORY »

Heat danger persists through Friday

Livestock producers across the central United States will need to contend with at least a couple more days of dangerous heat and humidity. FULL STORY »

Four considerations for choosing the best electrolyte

Scours has long been a major health issue for most calf raisers. Calves can scour anywhere from day one up until they are weaned at 8 weeks of age, making health challenges resulting from scours the leading cause of mortality and morbidity in calves. FULL STORY »

Pharmacologist takes leadership role at UF veterinary college

Thomas W. Vickroy, Ph.D., a pharmacologist and longtime University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine faculty member, has been named executive associate dean of the college. FULL STORY »

Dr. Tom Noffsinger to teach ISU low-stress handling clinic

Learning to take advantage of the natural movement tendencies of cattle is the first step toward more efficient and effective handling, according to Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach beef program specialist Patrick Wall. FULL STORY »

What does the reporting mandate for SECD mean?

Producers, along with veterinarians and the National Animal Health Laboratory Network are required to report positive PCR tests for Novel Swine Enteric Coronavirus Disease to the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Veterinary Services office FULL STORY »

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