By : Dr. Gary Bates, Professor and Director, UT Beef and Forage Center, Courtesy of University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Success grass-fed beef production is dependent on several factors. Often producers will focus on cattle issues such as calf health and marketing. But often minimizing feed cost and optimizing average daily gain are two…Read More
By : Lew Strickland Extension Veterinarian , University of Tennessee Animal Science Department Earlier today, I received a call concerning a problem that all beef cattle producers battle. Foot Rot. This condition is not limited to Tennessee producers. Anywhere there is moist wet abrasive environmental conditions; there is a problem with foot rot. The incidence of…Read More
The death of animals is part of any livestock operation.“With lambing underway and calving just around the corner, now is the time for producers to have a plan for disposing of the mortalities quickly,” says Mary Keena, North Dakota State University Extension livestock environmental management specialist at the Carrington Research Extension Center. “Timely disposal of these…Read More
Courtesy of vitaferm.com The mother cow is the foundation of a profitable cow-calf enterprise. Making sure she gets bred, delivers and weans a calf each year is critical for her to maintain her position in the herd. But she can’t do it alone. Progressive cattle producers like Kevin Jensen, Courtland, Kan., know the…Read More
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