Cow / Calf Corner
NDSU researchers compare pregnancy diagnosis via transrectal ultrasound with pregnancy detection via the BioPRYN system to determine pregnancy status and whether BioPRYN is a useful tool for beef producers to group cows according to predicted calving date. In the U.S. beef industry, less than 20 percent of beef producers pregnancy check their cattle. Producers with…Read More
Protecting calves from respiratory disease can be a positive for animal well-being and bottom line Calving season is approaching in fall calving areas and getting those calves off to a healthy start is top of mind for cattle producers. Preventing respiratory disease is not only best for overall animal health and productivity, but recent studies…Read More
By: Kylee Kohls There’s a cause and a consequence for everything. You can see it in cow herds just before and after calving, says Allison Meyer, animal scientist at the University of Missouri. The 5.5% of calf deaths in the United States that occur prior to weaning add up to losses of at least $670…Read More
Courtesy of: North Dakota State University Livestock Extension New breeding techniques continue to progress. Here is a review of the latest techniques and those that may be coming. As we make progress in the field of animal breeding and selection, many “new” technologies surface. Visual appraisal was complemented with performance records, expected progeny differences, ultrasound…Read More
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