The use of transplants could add $100 per calf in potential profit over Holstein/beef crossbreds. The economic assessment is based on straight-bred beef calves’ better rate of gain and feed efficiency, better carcass weight and better grade at harvest.
The market animal show in Augusta County, Va. was one of the first to move their livestock show online. The decision blossomed into a show of support and gratitude by both the community and 4-H, FFA members.
USDA seeks comments on a petition from a vaccine manufacturer seeking to produce a foot-and-mouth disease vaccine consisting of a modified non-infectious and non-transmissible strain of the virus on the U.S. mainland.
Cattle have an upper critical temperature 20 degrees cooler than humans. When humans are a little uncomfortable at 80 degrees and feel hot at 90 degrees, cattle may well be in the danger zone for extreme heat stress.
Early pregnancy testing provides a number of benefits, and can be conducted as early as 30 to 45 days after the end of the breeding season through ultrasound, rectal palpation or blood-based pregnancy tests.
An effective parasite-control program depends on a range of factors, including location, pasture management, parasite type and whether any resistance to the product used is present in the parasite population.