Flies are more than just an annoyance for calves in warm weather. High fly populations also can spread diseases among calves; cause stress and reduced immunity; and negatively impact growth and weight gain.
High level of nitrates have been detected in forages this year in South Dakota and other states. Depending on where you live, it could be due to weather conditions, fertilizer, previous crop, or a combination.
One lesson COVID-19 has taught our country is agriculture is essential. “We can't replace people getting up and doing the chores," says Dan Thomson, chair of the Department of Animal Science at Iowa State University.
The Under Secretary of Agriculture for Marketing and Regulatory programs told members of the U.S. Animal Health Association on of his goals is to advance animal disease traceability. And he’s in good company,