Growing cover crops offers potential benefits, including improved soil health, but some crops can pose a danger to foraging livestock. Those contemplating this decision should know that some plants that work well as cov
ISU Extension beef veterinarian Grant Dewell and ISU Extension beef program specialist Joe Sellers say the climate this summer has produced a favorable environment for Ergot fungus to infect seed heads of many forage gr
Inconsistent weather patterns this past summer wreaked havoc on the 2015 North America crop, producing irregularities in plant growth and now putting dairy and beef cattle at high risk for mycotoxin exposure, according
A new report from U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) outlines differences in the USDA's responses to outbreaks of porcine epidemic diarrhea (PED) and porcine deltacoronavirus (PDCoV), known collectively a
Feeding forage to calves has been the subject of much debate and a look at calf performance through a new lens may shed light on this issue. The effect of feeding forage to calves is not consistent as sometimes calves f
The National Institute for Animal Agriculture plans to host a one-day forum for beef producers and veterinary practitioners on handling bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). The forum will take place on April 7 in Kansas City.
Ongoing education will be critical for livestock producers and veterinarians to adapt to upcoming changes in rules governing antibiotic use in animals. That message dominated a new report Farm Foundation presented durin
Animal scientists and veterinarians agree that there are three important stages of any cow's delivery of the baby calf. Understanding what to expect during the normal delivery can help to determine when a cow nee