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Countdown to Spring Calving Season
Experts from Purina Animal Nutrition say preparing your herd is essential for your animals to thrive over winter, so there are no surprises during spring calving....
Tips for Cost Effective Calf Rearing
Weaning calves as quickly as possible may seem cheap but there can be some hidden longer-term costs, says Dr Bob James at Virginia Tech....
Best Practice in Calf Rearing
Calf rearing, Australians have been told, is like a jigsaw, with many vital elements all fitting together in balance. ...
What to Do When a Calf Has Scour: 3 Action Points
A scouring calf is a common issue, but what is the recommended protocol? Irish experts give three simple steps for success. ...
Spot, Prevent and Cure Bovine Respiratory Disease
Common and costly, Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) accounts for almost half of mortality on some feedlots, meaning prevention, treatment and sound technical knowledge could save fortunes for some. ...
Understand Consumption When Feeding Calves
Calf shed workers can often be working with calves one day to 12 weeks old which all have vastly different needs....
What to Look For in an Oral Electrolyte Product
The important features of calf diarrhea medication are outlined by Dr Michelle Arnold, Large Ruminant Extension Veterinarian, University of Kentucky. ...
Hypothermia & Newborn Calves
Often difficult to identify, calf hypothermia is best treated early with the help of thermometers to diagnose what stage the condition has reached, advises Tracey Renelt, Extension Dairy Field Specialist for South Dakota State University. ...
Construction and Validation of a Decision Tree for Treating Metabolic Acidosis in Calves with Neonatal Diarrhea
A diagnostic framework has been tested to aid in the treatment of metabolic acidosis in calves without the need of laboratory facilities. ...
Modification of Beef Quality through Steer Age at Slaughter, Breed Cross and Growth Promotants
To improve beef tenderness, producers should use British crossbreds, slaughter the animals at 12 to 13 months of age and not use hormonal implants, recommend Canadian researchers following a study looking at factors affecting beef quality from steers....
Condition Scoring to Improve Cash Flow
Investing in nutrition and genetics to improve cow condition at calving can directly increase annual farm income, says Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)....
Weigh Every Option before Considering Restocking Beef Herds
Restocking may be an option that many ranchers are considering, but rainfall and other factors will weigh heavily into the decision-making process, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service economist....
Transitioning to a Polled Herd
Transitioning to a polled herd may take 30 years by visual selection but this time can be cut significantly by using the poll gene marker test, according to the Australian Beef CRC. ...
Housing and Management Biggest Contributors to Welfare
Serious welfare risks to cattle and calves in the EU, identified in a scientific review by the EFSA Panel on Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), were associated with housing and management....
Improving Young Breeder Performance
Fourth generation Tieyon Station owners Paul and Jo Smith record the fertility, growth and calving rates of their young breeding stock as they re-build herd numbers. ...
 
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