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Reducing calves’ castration pain drives research
Reducing or mitigating the pain of castration for male beef calves is one of the main animal welfare concerns in the beef cattle industry today....
Spring grazing management for beef cattle
Beef cattle grazing on lush, green pastures is a common sight when driving through the Kansas Flint Hills in the late spring....
Remember proper injection sites when working calves
Many cow-calf operators are in the process of or getting ready to castrate male calves, immunize every calf against blackleg and respiratory diseases, and in some situations, booster yearlings....
Scours management begins well in advance of spring calving
Oklahoma State University Extension experts recommend cattle producers with spring calving herds that have had diarrhea problems contact their large animal veterinarians now to plan management strategies....
Tips for pre-conditioning calves
As college kids leave home for the first time, it is important that they transition with a plan that includes being current on immunizations, following good study habits, establishing self-control at the buffet counter and having financial support in...
Successful Weaning: Tried-and-True Transition Strategies
Fall feedlot success starts long before calves arrive at the feedyard. Pre-shipment management on the ranch is truly the only way to adequately prepare calves for the changes awaiting them after weaning, writes Kevin Hill, D.V.M., technical services veterinarian,...
Motivating Cattle Employees Through Respecting Psychological Needs
As well as negative and positive reinforcement, a packing company figurehead recommends five simple steps to motivating staff for efficient work. ...
Don't Forget Early Gestation: The Importance of Nutrition to Programming Calves
Early gestation nutrition is critical in setting up calves for a productive life, according to this research summary by Canada's Ontario ministry of agriculture, food and rural affairs team. ...
Vaccinate Calves Now For Good Health Through Summer
Spring is a good time to protect your calves from summer illnesses through vaccination. This article from Russ Daly at South Dakota State University (SDSU) Extension's iGrow programme offers some tips for producing good vaccination protocols....
Best Practice in Calf Rearing
Calf rearing, Australians have been told, is like a jigsaw, with many vital elements all fitting together in balance. ...
Managing Replacement Heifers for Service at Springtime
Whether home-bred or bought in, heifers are a big part of the future of your operation and represent a doorway to new genetics and higher productivity. ...
Drought, Grazing and Cattle: What Are the Warning Signs?
Pasture condition is paramount for keeping production costs in check - here are some warning signs from an Australian expert....
How to Forage Test and Assess Feed Quality
Forage testing is critical to know what you are feeding to optimise rations for specie, age and production stage. ...
Why Beef Sustainability is So Hard
Given the plethora of challenges posing ranching, optimising operations in the interests of sustainability can be complex. However, most young producers have someone they can turn to. ...
Developmental Disease in Ayrshires is Inheritable
A worrying disease in Ayrshire calves causing growth and intellectual retardation has been discovered by Finnish scientists. ...
 
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