We know that weaning can cause stress in calves. Throw in some additional stressors such as immediate gathering for transport, comingling, change in diet and exposure to pathogens and we have a recipe for lost performan
While often considered a condition of dairy cows, Johne's Disease has increasingly been identified as a concern for beef producers. Animals affected by this disease show signs of diarrhea and progressive weight lo
During last week’s Academy of Veterinary Consultants conference, Phil Griebel, DVM, PhD, presented research results suggesting vaccinating newborn calves, using a modified live, intranasal vaccine, can provide protect
Setting up cattle for a long career in your herd begins when they are calves. Every dairy producer wants heifers that are easy to handle, healthy, fertile and productive from the start of the first lactation. Top-qualit
Bred heifers arriving in feedyards generally create a management and financial burden, but decisions based on economics can limit losses. That was part of the message from Ryan Rademacher, DVM, with Feedlot Health Manag
Here's an odd holiday for you: April is "Records and Information Management Month." To that end, do you know how important proper record-keeping is on your farm or ranch? We can help with these handy assessments.
Have you ever heard anyone say they are not busy? I am guessing not. No matter how much technology we have at our finger tips or improved ways to complete an agricultural related task, you won't find many people saying
Beef cows and calves wintered in drylot settings with complete rations might gain better than those on corn residue, but results of a series of Nebraska trials suggest lower input costs favor the stalk grazing.