Recent Stories by Maureen Hanson
Oct 11, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
At a point in history when a novel virus dominates the news cycle and impacts our lives daily, another novel virus has emerged in the United States – this time, in the cattle population.
Aug 28, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
Beef cattle are still highly valued in the feedyard, but increasingly, so are dairy. They make up well over 10% of the United States’ total fed beef supply and produce about one-third of the nation’s total supply of Prime-grade beef.
Jul 07, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
Abomasal bloat is a frustrating, mysterious, and often acute disease that affects young preweaned dairy calves, sometimes literally overnight.
Jun 08, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
The common industry practice of feeding first-day colostrum and then switching calves directly to whole milk or milk replacer may be under review.
Jun 04, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
What happens to calves in the last three months before they are born can influence their own lifetime outcomes, and even those of their offspring.
May 07, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
A set of lungs that becomes damaged in calfhood will impair a dairy heifer for the rest of her life.
Mar 09, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
Essential oils and gut health promoters are garnering significant attention in human health and nutrition. Could these substances be beneficial to calves, too?
Feb 19, 2020 by Maureen Hanson
Simply producing a black calf if not enough if the dairy industry wants to make permanent inroads into successful crossbreeding.