Cow / Calf Corner

Four Tips to Prevent Beef Calf Scours

By : Zack Dombek, DVM, Manager of Veterinary Services – Purina Animal Nutrition Center, Courtesy of purinamills.com An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. You’ve probably heard this many times. The age-old saying is especially true for the most vulnerable in your herd—your beef calves. Dehydration means a calf is losing more…

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The 3 stages of parturition

By : Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist As the calendar turns to a new year, the spring calving season approaches.  Many spring calving herds will begin the calving season around the first of February, if not before.  An increased understanding of the “calving” or parturition process is helpful.  The more we…

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Louisiana Master Cattleman classes to begin March 10 in Many

(01/21/20) Many, La. — The LSU AgCenter will host a series of Louisiana Master Cattleman classes beginning March 10 in Many for cattle producers who want to improve beef cattle management. Topics will include animal health; cattle nutrition; reproduction; breeding and selection; pasture agronomy and weed management; economics and marketing; beef handling and end product; and…

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Beef Cattle Handling Facilities a Topic at First Cow/Calf Workshop

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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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