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Are E. Coli Really Becoming More Heat Resistant?
The past few columns have talked about how antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistant bacteria. The same survival-of-the-fittest principle applies to environmental stresses like heat....
Ready for Calving?
Winter and spring calving times are just around the corner....
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....
Researchers listen to cows in method validated for the evaluation of thermal comfort
Losses in productivity of animals exposed to high temperatures and humidity are not as quiet as they appear. And it was literally listening to the cows that a survey led by Embrapa Rondônia used bioacoustics, that is, the sounds emitted by the animals,...
Silage Is Top Choice For These Three Beef Producers
Many Canadian beef producers have been harvesting and feeding silage for decades, while others are relatively new to the practice....
Buying Power: Bull Selection To Improve Your Bottom Line
If it hasn’t happened already, soon your mailboxes and inboxes will be filling up with catalogues for this year’s bull sales....
Wading into Grazing
Michigan’s rivers provide residents with natural surface drainage for fields, transportation, recreation opportunities, and domestic and industrial water sources. ...
Think You Have A Closed Herd? Think Again.
A surprising proportion of producers believe they run a closed herd. ...
How Many Pounds of Meat Can We Expect From A Beef Animal?
Consumers who buy a live animal from a local cattle producer or 4-H member for custom processing are often surprised by the amount of beef they receive, the amount of freezer space needed and that they did not get back the entire live weight of the animal...
Variety comparison of sorghum in the Netherlands and Belgium
Sorghum is in the spotlight on dairy farms as the third crop next to grass and maize. The results of a 2019 variety comparison are discussed in an article in V-focus....
Targeting optimum cow size
Genetics, feed resources and calf marketing windows are just some of the influencing factors that determine the optimum size for cows to grow, according to the Kansas State University Beef Cattle Institute’s team of experts....
Setting goals and adding diversity are key for intercropping
There is a lot of buzz in beef and forage production systems around the concepts of sustainability and soil health and the numerous different production practices that can support those ideas. ...
Height in humans is genetically similar to height in cattle
There is a strong evidence for similarity in the biology of height across humans and cattle, as 39% of the genes associated with height in cattle were also found to be associated with height in humans....
When price is right, wheat middlings are good cattle feed
At the right price, wheat middlings are a good source of protein, fiber and phosphorus for livestock, says University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist Kendra Graham....
Dairy producers continue to adopt Kemin Industries Kessent for ruminant nutrition
Kemin Industries sees significant market share grown in EMENA region one year after launching methionine solution for ruminants. ...
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