Cow / Calf Corner

The Shorter the Better!

By : John F. Grimes, OSU Extension Beef Coordinator   The title of this article could apply to many things in our everyday life if you think about it. Nobody likes a long wait at our favorite restaurant, a long visit at the doctor’s office, long lines while attending an amusement park, or the long…

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Red Angus Association of America Releases Spring 2018 EPDs in Time for Bull Sale Season

By : Brandi Buzzard Frobose, Courtesy of Red Angus Association of America   Denver – As a new calendar year has arrived, so has the blitz of spring bull sales.  Beef producers desire up-to-date genetic information to make their purchasing decisions, hence accurate and reliable information is necessary. The Red Angus Association of America has…

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Tall Fescue and its endophyte – Implications for your farm

By :  Dr. Jimmy Henning, Livestock Forage Specialist, University of Kentucky (From Jan 18 Farmers Pride)   The story of Kentucky 31 tall fescue reads like a soap opera. Found on a Menifee County Kentucky hill side in 1931, it quickly became a rival to Kentucky bluegrass as the most important grass in Kentucky. Its…

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Workshop offered March 13 about raising livestock on small acreages

By : David Burton, University of Missouri Extension   University of Missouri Extension is offering “Raising Livestock on Small Acreages” starting at 5:30 p.m., March 13 at the Williams Ag Center, Crowder College, Neosho. “The program will provide attendees with tools to help them enjoy and make a little money on a livestock enterprise,” said…

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Frostbite in newborn calves

By : Russ Daly, DVM, DACVPM, Professor, SDSU Extension Veterinarian, State Public Health Veterinarian, SDSU Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences Department, Courtesy of   Despite the warm temperatures we’ve experienced this winter, we still have experienced our share of cold snaps. When those frigid stretches of winter coincide with calving time, completely new sets of…

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