Testing corn silage for starch and fiber digestibility can help keep your cows' production on track.
Justin, TX - Bio S.I. Technology (www.biositechnology.com) provides an all-natural solution to safeguard livestock during the winter season and to maintain clean and healthy living environment by using Floor-Mate.
Cattle roundups have occurred at an elevated pace this past week. A cherished goal is extra days of grazing, but weather trumps almost everything. The many forgotten little things are the real driving forces determining when the cattle need to come home.
While there haven't been any more reported cases than usual, it's important that producers be on the lookout for "strangles," otherwise known as horse distemper, a highly contagious equine disease caused by the bacteria Streptococcus equi which infects the upper respiratory tract of equine species.
Medications in feed have been used as an effective and convenient method to both prevent and treat certain disease conditions in groups of livestock. However, under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), all use of feed antimicrobial medications has changed and treatments will need to be under…
Shoreview, Minn. - Many calf barns rely on natural ventilation to provide clean, fresh air to calf pens. But, as the weather cools down and winter approaches, there can be a tendency to close the doors, windows and curtains on the calf barn in an effort to reduce drafts. Preventing cold air …
State Veterinarian Susan Keller discussed animal health threats at the North Dakota Emergency Management Conference Wednesday.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - As winter continues to bring Arctic air to South Dakota, dairy producers should be prepared for conditions that can affect young stock and lactating cows.
Overall condition of the cow herd should be evaluated
Cows may be lucky. According to Kathy Voth, it only takes them eight days to change their eating habits. Voth spent 12 years working for the BLM, studying animals and their diets, and successfully putting that knowledge to use in the field.
Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists have discovered why Holsteins - bred to produce more milk - are less fertile than before breeding efforts were stepped up to increase dairy production: It's in their DNA.
BROOKINGS, S.D. - Beef producers who are now busy working calves and cows should use careful procedures when it comes to vaccinating livestock.
Livestock producers in areas with a history of anthrax cases should take measures to protect their animals from the disease, North Dakota animal health officials advise.
Shoreview, Minn. — In many parts of the country the heat has subsided, replaced with crisp fall air. “We aren’t yet in the cold weather mindset, but if you’re finding yourself putting on an extra layer of clothes, chances are your calves are already experiencing cold stress.” This according …
One of the greatest challenges facing swine breeding herd managers today is increasing sow longevity in the herd, especially when gestating sows are group housed, according to Mark Whitney, University of Minnesota Extension
The question of the day: Are the cows ready to breed? For many cattle operations, the calving season got started in mid-March, so it will be in full swing soon.=
In the perfect feedlot operation, cattle fed the correct nutrition and given the proper vaccinations would finish healthy and with the best quality beef. However, that doesn’t always work that way.
BISMARCK, N.D. - Brucellosis is a threat North Dakota animal health officials are keeping a watchful eye on with reported outbreaks in beef cattle and bison herds in the past few years in the Greater Yellowstone Area (GYA) which includes portions of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.
Biting and sucking flies and insects cause significant economic loss to the cattle industry every year and, up to this point, traditional insecticides have only had limited success against the stable fly. But now there is hope of developing a modern-day natural insect repellent using catnip.
Flipping through television channels, it's hard to go very far without running into some type of crime show. Although I have to admit I don't watch many of them, the popularity of these shows is undeniable.
While foot rot in cattle is not typically a fatal disease, it can really affect producers' bottom line, says Connie Larson, research nutritionist at Zinpro Corporation in Eden Prairie, Minn.
Recently an Oklahoma rancher called to tell of the success he had noticed in using a warm water bath to revive new born calves that had been severely cold stressed. A quick check of the scientific data on that subject bears out his observation. Canadian animal scientists compared methods of …
Scours has long been a major health issue for most calf raisers.
Pinkeye is a highly contagious infectious disease that affects cattle worldwide. The incidence and severity of this common disease can vary widely from year to year.
In a new study in the Journal of Animal Science, researchers in Europe studied how different types of flooring affects claw and limb lesions, locomotion and flooring cleanliness.