Cow / Calf Corner

Choosing a Supplement for the Cowherd

By : Jeff Lehmkuhler, PhD, PAS, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky The spring of 2019 delayed hay harvest in many parts of the state. This delay resulted in much of the hay being harvested at mature stages. Fescue was in full flower to soft-dough stage or even more mature in some cases. Mature forages…

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CattleFax Cow-Calf Survey Released

CENTENNIAL, CO — January 20, 2020 — CattleFax has introduced its annual Cow-Calf Survey sponsored by Crystalyx. Information requested in the survey provides participants and the rest of the industry with valuable data regarding industry benchmarks and trends.Survey participants will receive a results summary packet, with useful informaiton that will allow managers and owners to evaluate their own…

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Seminar topic at Panhandle Seminar: Advances in beef genetic prediction

Dr. Matt Spangler, professor and Extension beef genetics specialist at the University of Nebraska, will be speaking at the Panhandle Research and Extension Center in the Bluestem Room at 3 p.m. Jan. 30 on the topic of “Advances in genetic prediction and the potential benefits to non-geneticists.” Spangler grew up on a diversified crop and…

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Managing and Feeding Cattle in Winter

By : Elizabeth Backes, Ph.D., Nutritionist, Beef Technical Solutions, Courtesy of   Maybe you can’t tell the difference between 15 and 32 degrees F after spending a few minutes outside, but your cattle can. Slight changes in temperature can have a considerable impact on energy and cow nutritional requirements. Cold stress occurs when cattle…

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Leptospirosis in Livestock

By : Dr. Cody Egnor, State Vet’s Office Leptospirosis is a bacterial disease caused by the Leptospira bacteria. Unfortunately, Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease meaning it can infect multiple species including humans. There are many species or serovars of Leptospirosis and many of those serovars can infect multiple species and show different clinical signs. Two…

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