October 2017


CT: October 10, 2017 08:32:42 CST
HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DEMAND-AGGRESSIVE MARKETING BUOY CATTLE PRICES
Cattle numbers continue to grow with national cowherd expansion, and various data suggest herd expansion is continuing this year.

CT: October 10, 2017 08:34:45 CST
CHUTE-SIDE VACCINE COOLER IS A USEFUL TOOL
A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.

CT: October 11, 2017 13:16:32 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- A MOTHER'S PLEA
I'm not in the mood today to try and be funny. And normally I don't believe writers should use their podium to preach to people. In most cases I don't have the qualifications or the credentials.

CT: October 16, 2017 15:41:34 CST
BEWARE OF POTENTIAL THREAT TO DEER POPULATIONS
Diseases are a big concern for deer biologists and managers. Since the reestablishment of white-tailed deer across the Southeast, hemorrhagic disease has had a negative impact on their populations. Hemorrhagic disease in deer can be caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses, or bluetongue viruses, and is spread by black gnats.

CT: October 18, 2017 15:20:21 CST
PARASITE RESISTANCE IN CATTLE AT CRITICAL LEVEL
Controlling internal parasites in cattle is challenging these days.

CT: October 19, 2017 14:43:42 CST
CHANGING WEATHER AFFECTS HEALTH OF CALVES
Experience tells us that fall can be a treacherous season for keeping calves healthy. Calves come into the season stout, thrifty and with the expectation of doing well. But changing weather conditions, management systems and nutritional programs can catch the calves off guard and send them into a tail spin of poor health and performance.

CT: October 19, 2017 14:46:22 CST
BURDOCK CAN CAUSE EYE IRRITATION IN CATTLE
Eye problems in cattle and horses can be caused by burdock slivers. This plant has seeds that stick to fur or clothing. When ripe, the burrs release hundreds of microscopic barbed slivers. If a sliver gets into the eye, it can cause inflammation and infection that may puzzle your veterinarian, since the microscopic sliver is not easily seen. The cornea of the eye may become inflamed and ulcerated; the eye may turn cloudy and have a white spot or bulge on it.

CT: October 20, 2017 14:24:47 CST
TAKES STEPS TO MAKE SURE CALVES NEVER HAVE A BAD DAY
You've heard that the key to beef quality could lie in making sure a calf never has a bad day. A paper in the Journal of Dairy Science adds validity-and before you quit reading because the work didn't come from the beef side, think for a minute about the dairy cow.

CT: October 20, 2017 14:26:58 CST
KEEP TRACK OF WITHDRAWAL TIMES IN CATTLE
When a food animal is given medication systemically (such as injection of antibiotic), it takes a certain amount of time for the body to break down and eliminate it. During that period the animal should not enter the food chain. Different drugs and medications have different withdrawal times before the animal can be slaughtered.

CT: October 23, 2017 13:42:38 CST
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- UNEXPLAINED FLAPPING OBJECT
Even by the standards of Apache Flats and the Rio Rojo Cattlemen's Association (RRCA), the annual Harvest Moon festival was remarkable.

CT: October 25, 2017 12:57:32 CST
IT'S THE PITTS -- HE AIN'T UGLY, HE'S MY BROTHER
I am told the golden eagle usually lays two eggs several days apart. Sadly it is true that the older and larger chick usually kills its younger sibling to avoid having to share food with it.

CT: October 25, 2017 12:59:46 CST
RESEARCHERS TEST ALFALFA WITH BERMUDAGRASS TO INCREASE QUALITY
South Carolina could soon see a return of the “Queen of Forages” to supplement the “King of Forages,” bermudagrass.

CT: October 26, 2017 09:58:20 CST
NEW TEST KIT INTRODUCED FOR FOOT AND MOUTH DISEASE
Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) is caused by a virus that is highly contagious in cloven-hoofed animals, including cattle, pigs, sheep and goats. Countries that don't have this disease are diligent to try to keep it out.

CT: October 27, 2017 10:06:41 CST
MAKE SURE CALVES GAIN IMMUNITY AGAINST DISEASE
Whether a person is fall calving or spring calving, making sure calves gain adequate immunity against disease is an important part of cattle management.

CT: October 27, 2017 10:09:43 CST
DO NOT IGNORE VACCINE FUNDAMENTALS
Even in this technological age, it's the simple things we do that are usually the most effective. You can buy a fancy, expensive pickup with all the gadgets but if you don 't maintain it right, it won't last. You can buy the best genetics, but if you don't manage them right they won't perform as expected. It's the same with our common management procedures. If we ignore the fundamentals, we will not achieve our purpose.

CT: October 30, 2017 13:09:41 CST
FAIR EXHIBITORS MUST FOLLOW GOOD HEALTH MANAGEMENT
Livestock show season can be a very exciting and busy time for exhibitors and their families. Even if you do not directly participate in livestock exhibitions, attending the Fair or helping your neighbor with their kid's projects can serve as a risk to the health of your own herd.

CT: October 30, 2017 13:21:34 CST
AUBURN RESEARCH AIMS TO DETERMINE HEIFER FERTILITY
The seeds for Paul Dyce's animal science research were planted early in his life, while working on the family farm in Ontario, Canada.








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