Practice Tips

Prepare your clients for calving season

The University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension offers these suggestions for planning for calving season. Help your beef producers prepare for calving issues, keep good calving records and get ready for the next breeding season. FULL STORY »

Winter tips for calf raisers

Extreme winter weather conditions mean adapting management practices to keep dairy calves comfortable and growing during the cold weather months. FULL STORY »

Dehorning done right

There are some jobs on the dairy that most people do not enjoy doing.... dehorning cattle probably falls into this category. FULL STORY »

How to manage dystocia calves

Dystocia is defined as delayed or difficult parturition. General causes are fetal-maternal size mismatch, fetal malpresentation and maternal-related causes. FULL STORY »

More on SARA in calves

There is research to suggest many calves experience subacute ruminal acidosis (SARA). But what are its effects on digestion and health? A new Calf Note article takes a look at the research. FULL STORY »

Winter beef cattle tips

The nutritionists and consultants at Great Plains Livestock Consulting Inc., Eagle, Neb., offer timely reminders for beef cattle during this winter season. FULL STORY »

Assisting the posterior presentation (backwards calf)

Although officially winter has just begun, the spring calving season in the Southern Plains is only 4 to 6 weeks away. FULL STORY »

Cattle comfort in the winter

As the days grow shorter and winter sets in it is a good time to review some items for management of cold stress and general cattle comfort. FULL STORY »

Revisit clients’ sharps program

Cattle operations use a lot of needles whether they are for vaccinations or the administration of drug treatments. Disposing of needles continues to be an important safety issue for producers, their employees, veterinarians and the environment. FULL STORY »

Antibiotic residue prevention manual available in Spanish

The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) has released a revised version of its Spanish residue prevention manual for 2013. FULL STORY »

Assess calf dehydration

Geof Smith, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM, North Carolina State University, details the most accurate methods for assessment of dehydration in calves. FULL STORY »

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