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18 October 2013
Remember Calf Health After Blizzard
US – Prolonged and devastating weather events can impinge on the immune systems of surviving cattle, South Dakota ranchers have been warned....
09 October 2013
South Dakota Blizzard: The Perfect Storm?
ANALYSIS – An early autumn storm has caught South Dakota unawares and caused devastating losses to cow/calf producers who have been left in the dark over loss indemnity and had herd expansion plans jeopardised....
30 September 2013
Market Signals Suggest Cattlemen Have Cause For Excitement
ANALYSIS - Current market positions of beef and corn are cause for excitement to the US cattle industry, say university experts....
27 September 2013
Herd Rebuilding Process Takes Back Seat as Production Soars
ARGENTINA – Herd rebuilding aspirations have been jeopardised by an increase in female cattle slaughter this year....
24 September 2013
Austrian Farmers Advised on Dry Cow Strategy
AUSTRIA – Monitoring cow health and performance through the dry period should be a top priority this autumn, the Land Chamber has said....
03 September 2013
No Suckler Premium For Dairy Farmers Next Year
SPAIN – Suckler cow premiums will not be distributed to dairy farmers for 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture has ruled....
02 September 2013
Liver Fluke Treatment Re-introduced by MSD Animal Health
UK - The flukicide drench ZANIL® has been re-introduced into Great Britain by MSD Animal Health as a treatment against chronic liver fluke in cattle and sheep....
23 August 2013
No Feeder Pick Up For 2-3 Years
US – Any increase in feeder cattle supplies is unlikely to be seen for up to three years, according to Kenny Burdine, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky....
24 July 2013
Industry Demands More Calves
PARAGUAY – Leading industry figures have decided to increase the annual average number of calves born by 5.5 per cent....
16 July 2013
Study Discovers Role of Inflammation in Lactation
GLOBAL – Inflammation is not a factor of disease in post-partum cows but a necessary and advantageous reaction to cope with milk production and metabolism, a Kansas State University study has discovered. ...
10 July 2013
Avoid Losses By Adapting to New Fluke Cycles
UK - Farmers must understand that liver fluke cycles are changing if hefty production losses are to be avoided....
24 June 2013
GOT MILK? How Much Is Too Much?
GLOBAL - Some cows are producing too much milk and requiring too much energy to do so. Subsequently, profit margins are taking a hit, according to Dr. Roy Burris, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky....
12 June 2013
Managing Calving Patterns and Suckler Herd Fertility
UK - Achieving a compact calving period of 12 weeks can have a significant impact on beef producers’ margins, according to the latest advice from EBLEX....
29 May 2013
Calving Interval Too High on Austrian Suckler Farms
AUSTRIA – Beef suckler herd surveys have found the national average for calving intervals is too high, according to the Chamber of Agriculture....
20 May 2013
Overcoming Breeding Challenges on Fescue Pastures
US - A large number of Kentucky beef producers have spring-calving cow herds that graze fescue pastures. ...
30 April 2013
Strategically De-worm to Limit Parasite Burden
ANALYSIS - As cattlemen look to turnout stock into spring pastures, Andrew Skidmore, DVM at Merck Animal Health urges farmers that 'strategic deworming' can avoid a build up of parasites through the growing season, writes Michael Priestley, TheCattleSite...
24 April 2013
Cleanliness and Management Remain Key in Johne's Battle
ANALYSIS – Johne’s disease detection in cattle will soon no longer be hindered by false-positive results, but farmers are being urged that, while improved tests will be beneficial, environmental management remains key in reducing disease transmission...
Ranchers Strive to Keep Calves Alive
NORTH DAKOTA - Melting snow is causing a difficult, muddy environment, posing health risks to new born calves such as pneumonia and scours....
23 April 2013
Prioritise Sucklers and Heifers When Facing Fodder Shortages
IRELAND - Irish cattlemen are being warned that special care is required this spring to avoid the knock of effects of a difficult forage year and a poor winter into spring and summer....
19 April 2013
April Brings Calving and Usual Queries For Ohio Veterinarian
US - As we progress through April, the familiar subjects of scour and abortion are cropping up for Dr. William Shulaw, Extension Veterinarian at Department of Veterinary Preventive Medicine,The Ohio State University....
17 April 2013
Tackle Fodder Problems in Terms of 'Grazing Days'
As the drought situation persists across the rangelands of Kansas, cattlemen should tackle fodder problems in terms of grazing days and form supplementation strategies, writes Michael Priestley....
10 April 2013
Reduce Hay Wastage By Considering Ring Feeder Changes
US – Average forage spending for cow-calf producers in the Great Plains and upper Midwest amounts to 40 – 60 per cent of overall farm costs, a problem that has been compounded by recent drought....
04 April 2013
What Is the Most Devastating Disease for US Cattle?
ANALYSIS - Bovine respiratory disease is the most common and costly disease among feedlot cattle in the US, accounting for $1 billion annually in economic losses from death, reduced feed efficiency, and treatment costs, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
01 April 2013
NBA Urges Politicians To Opt For Suckler Payments
NORTHERN IRELAND - Politicians must seize the opportunity to secure the suckler cow industry by accepting a new European coupled payment for calf production. ...
14 March 2013
Cattleman’s Cow/Calf Clinic Confirmed For March 28 in Athens
US - The lead speaker at an upcoming cattleman’s clinic warned that producers sometimes feel like they've been browbeat out of the business after his presentations on rebuilding cow/calf herds....
11 February 2013
CattleFax: Liquidation Permeates All US Cattle Segments
ANALYSIS - US-based CattleFax analysts told attendees at the National Cattlemen's Beef Association conference that beef cow liquidation at the cow-calf level has permeated every segment of the US cattle and beef industry, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCattleSite...
04 February 2013
‘Cowbytes’ Offers Ration and Costing Advice
CANADA – Cattlemen are beginning to hear about a ration balancing computer programme now available called ‘Cowbytes’....
01 February 2013
Cattle Emissions Pointed to Youngstock
GLOBAL - New research focuses adverse greenhouse gas emissions from the cattle industry around the cow-calf stage, according to scientists at the University of California Davis. ...
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