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SUPPORTING CALVES THROUGH WEANING AND PRECONDITIONING PRACTICES
May 25, 2023
A calf’s life seems simple this time of year. Calves are out in pastures with the cowherd, learning to eat grass and creep feed while having the assurance of a warm milk meal when they want it. At every stage, nutrition, health, management, and facilities will affect the productivity of the calf and its ability to rebound from stressful events.
TEAMING UP WITH YOUR VETERINARIAN
April 4, 2023
Several cattle operations will be enlisting their veterinarians for a number of duties including pregnancy diagnosis, implementing vaccination protocols, and aiding culling decisions. These management factors play a role in the success of the farm, herd, and business.
INSECT CONTROL AND CATTLE HEALTH
March 20, 2023
As spring planting winds down, cattle producers are moving on to other warm weather practices such as prepping cattle for summer pastures. A critical component to optimizing cattle productivity in the summer is parasite control, specifically ectoparasites or parasites that live on the outside of the host animal.
PREVENTION IS KEY TO CONTROLLING CALF SCOURS
March 1, 2023
The calf already represents a substantial investment when it is born, from breeding and genetic selection to nutrition for the dam throughout gestation to the cattle producer’s plan for developing that animal. Ensuring that calf stays as healthy as possible as it grows is integral to both the success of the cow herd and the operation.
CALVINGS SEASONS GREETINGS!
February 27, 2023
Several months (or years) of hard work have prepared you for this calving season. Some cow-calf producers may be calving towards the end of the winter while others are eagerly waiting for spring calving season to start.
MITIGATING WEATHER RELATED STRESS IN BEEF CATTLE
October 25, 2022
As the weather transitions from hot days to cool days, there are strategies to help cattle transition and cope with these weather stressors.
EFFECTS OF WILDFIRE SMOKE ON CATTLE: WHAT RESEARCH IS OUT THERE?
October 14, 2022
Wildfires across the country have constantly made headlines over the past decade. 2020 had the most acreage burned in a single year in decades with 10.3 million acres burned by wildfires in the United States, according to the National Interagency Coordination Center.
WORKER SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS ON THE RANCH AND WHILE HAULING CATTLE
September 25, 2022
September is National Farm Health and Safety month and bringing awareness to the importance of human safety on any operation is critical because every day, about 100 agricultural workers suffer a lost-work-time injury.
SUSTAINABLE BEEF - GIVING CONSUMERS WHAT THEY WANT
September 14, 2022
Forty-one percent of consumers say they have become more concerned with sustainability in the last year.
FOUR REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD BE BQA CERTIFIED
August 30, 2022
The cattle industry is constantly changing and evolving, with new research, practices and methods being discovered regularly.
SECURE BEEF SUPPLY & BIOSECURITY PLANNING: THE TICKET FOR NAVIGATING THE STORM
August 17, 2022
The U.S. cattle industry has been fortunate in being protected from foreign animal disease (FAD) outbreaks that are devastating to animal welfare, farming and ranching communities, and local or international economies.
ONLINE MODULES NOW AVAILABLE FOR CALF CARE AND QUALITY ASSURANCE PROGRAM
August 2, 2022
CCQA promotes a way of thinking that prompts calf raisers to approach management decisions with thoughtfulness and an appreciation for the responsibility they have to their animals, consumers, the environment and the broader cattle industry in the United States.
PRACTICAL PARASITE CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF RESISTANCE
July 19, 2022
Summer brings new challenges to the cattle herd as temperatures and humidity increase. One influence of this weather change is parasite growth and its potential effects on all classes of cattle. Parasite management does vary by region with differences in climate, environmental conditions, host susceptibility, and farm/ranch management practices.