Angus VNR: Genetics may solve cattle health challenges

Feedlot Focus

Q & A Shade

Ag engineer, John George of Ag Engineering Associates, answers reader questions on construction, design and regulations. This issue’s topic: shade.

Reader Question: Summer is here and I’ve considered building shades in my pens. I’m curious if I’ll recoup my expenses… Continue reading →

Deworming Smart

By: Heather Smith Thomas

Heavy infestations of internal parasites (stomach and intestinal worms) rob cattle of nutrients, reducing growth rate and weight gains in young animals, hindering production in all classes of cattle. Deworming pasture cattle at the most appropriate… Continue reading →

Stocker Special

Alternative Methods of Horn Fly Control

By: Heather Smith Thomas

Of all biting flies, horn flies cause the most problem for cattle because adult flies spend almost all their time on the host. During fly season, an animal may have thousands covering neck, shoulders and back,… Continue reading →

Cow/Calf Corner

Partnerships create value

As a retired small-animal Army veterinarian, Dale Williamson wasn’t comfortable fielding questions about expected progeny differences (EPDs) and genetic testing for cattle. Those questions kept coming his way, even though he didn’t know how to read bull data, let alone… Continue reading →

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