Loose Animals

By : Steve Boyles, OSU Extension Beef Specialist Loose animals can be livestock like cattle and horses or wildlife like deer and elk or even dogs and alligators. Studies by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that vehicle-animal collisions are responsible for an annual average of 155 occupant deaths, and three out of…

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Antibiotic Stewardship: Product Handling

By : Heidi Carroll, SDSU Extension Livestock Stewardship Field Specialist & Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, SDSU Animal Science Department, Courtesy of   2018 Animal Care Wednesday Webinars Husbandry Practices in the Spotlight Written collaboratively by Heidi Carroll and Rob Eirich (Nebraska Extension). Animal health product handling and storage was the topic for the September…

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Neighborly Fence Care

By : Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, OSU Extension Noble County   The easiest way to decide on a plan for line fence care is communicating with your neighbor. Fence care can make tempers flare between neighbors. Typically, when neighbors have similar goals, an agreeable strategy for fence maintenance can be worked out…

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Improve low-quality forages with ammonia treatment

By :  Linda Geist, Senior Information Specialist, University of Missouri Cooperative Media Group   BELLFLOWER, Mo. – Livestock producers can stretch short supplies of hay this year by using a simple ammonia treatment on bales, says University of Missouri Extension agronomist Rusty Lee. Lee says ammoniation boosts the nutritive value of poor-quality hay and makes…

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Utilizing cover crops as forage

By Erika Lundy, ISU Extension beef specialist, and Rebecca Vittetoe, ISU Extension field agronomistIf you are in need of some additional forage this fall, winter or early spring, a cover crop might be able to help reduce stored feed costs within your beef enterprise. The use of cover crops has grown in Iowa, and more producers are…

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