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Livestock: Weaning Tips, Nutrition and Disease Prevention are Key – DTN

Livestock: Weaning Tips, Nutrition and Disease Prevention are Key – DTN

πŸ‘€By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Oct 10, 2017

Weaning is a high stress time for calves as well as producers. If not handled correctly, it can lead to increased illness, reduced gains and additional costs. There are several different approaches cow/calf producers use to reduce calf sickness and

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Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

Kansas Livestock: Caring for Cattle That Survived Devastating Wildfires

πŸ‘€By Randall Kowalik, Kansas State University 🕔Mar 15, 2017

Among those hit hard by last week’s wildfire outbreak are the surviving beef cattle. From mild surface burns to debilitating hoof injuries, ranchers and veterinarians are teaming up to render care and compassion. Last week’s outbreak of wildfires in Kansas

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Texas Livestock: Wildfires Take a Toll on Panhandle Producers

Texas Livestock: Wildfires Take a Toll on Panhandle Producers

πŸ‘€By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Mar 8, 2017

Wind-whipped wildfires raced across the Texas Panhandle on March 6-7, leaving in their wake tragic human losses, as well as about 440,000 acres of charred land in eight counties, hundreds of miles of burned fences, and uncounted number of dead

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Livestock: Grass Fungus Could Cause $1B in Annual Production Losses

Livestock: Grass Fungus Could Cause $1B in Annual Production Losses

πŸ‘€By Denise Attaway, Clemson University 🕔Jan 31, 2017

Tall fescue is a popular grass used for grazing, hay and erosion control in the eastern United States, but one Clemson University expert believes this grass could be responsible for more than $1 billion per year in livestock production losses.

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Livestock: How Bad is it for Cattle to Swallow Hay Bale Wrappers? – DTN

Livestock: How Bad is it for Cattle to Swallow Hay Bale Wrappers? – DTN

πŸ‘€By Russ Quinn, DTN Staff Reporter 🕔Jan 5, 2017

Anyone who chews gum or eats individually wrapped candy has likely swallowed a piece of wrapper at one time or another. Though unpleasant, it’s unlikely the small piece of wrapper caused any serious health problems. But can the same be

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Kansas: Cattle Health After Anderson Creek Fire Burned 400,000 Acres

Kansas: Cattle Health After Anderson Creek Fire Burned 400,000 Acres

πŸ‘€By Katie Allen, Kansas State University 🕔Apr 1, 2016

A long road ahead is probably the best way to describe the aftermath of the Anderson Creek wildfire in south-central Kansas, particularly for cattle producers who have relied heavily on grazing as the main source of herd nutrition. Not only

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Livestock: Deworming Program Critical for Herd Health, Profitability – DTN

Livestock: Deworming Program Critical for Herd Health, Profitability – DTN

πŸ‘€By Victoria G. Myers, Progressive Farmer Senior Editor 🕔Feb 22, 2016

Gil Myers doesn’t like to use the term “worms” when he talks about those common internal parasites that affect cattle. He said the word doesn’t convey the true economic importance of the parasites. “I refer to them as ‘nematode parasites’

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Indiana Livestock: Overcrowded Barns Pose Disease Risk for Cattle

Indiana Livestock: Overcrowded Barns Pose Disease Risk for Cattle

πŸ‘€By Darrin Pack, Purdue University 🕔Jan 28, 2016

Beef cattle seeking shelter from harsh winter weather could be at an increased risk of disease in overcrowded barns, Purdue University experts say. Extreme cold or rapidly changing weather can lower animals’ immune response, leaving them more susceptible to disease,

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Texas Livestock: Latent Effects of Blizzard a Concern for Cow-Calf Producers

Texas Livestock: Latent Effects of Blizzard a Concern for Cow-Calf Producers

πŸ‘€By Kay Ledbetter, Texas AgriLife Extension 🕔Jan 5, 2016

As the snow melts away from Winter Storm Goliath and cattle are gathered back into pens and pastures, cow-calf producers should continue to watch their animals for lingering after-effects, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist. “There is

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Arkansas Livestock: 1st Frost Means Hold the Grazing on Johnsongrass

Arkansas Livestock: 1st Frost Means Hold the Grazing on Johnsongrass

πŸ‘€By Dave Edmark, University of Arkansas 🕔Nov 20, 2015

Temperatures are expected to fall below freezing across much of Arkansas by this weekend, which should prompt cattle producers to use caution before allowing livestock to graze fields of johnsongrass. Prussic acid (hydrocyanic acid) can result from the frost and

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