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  • Supplementation Strategies for Cow Herds During the Winter September 16, 2021
    Supplementation is defined as a part of a whole or, in the nutrition world, something that can be added to make up for a deficiency or complete the diet in beef cattle systems.
  • Animal Confinement is a Priority When Assisting an Accident Involving Livestock September 16, 2021
    Animal confinement is critical for the safety of first responders and the public when dealing with accidents involving livestock.
  • Sudden Change in Diet May Cause Bovine Fog Fever September 16, 2021
    The summer of 2021 has been very challenging for ranchers and livestock. With severe to moderately severe drought in the state, we have experienced the challenges of a reduced amount of forage for grazing and forages harvested for winter feed.
  • Testing of Hay and Pastures Key to Offsetting High Feed Grain Prices September 16, 2021
    High feed grain prices have been an area of concern for livestock producers this year, leading many to look for more cost-effective alternatives to meet the nutritional needs of their cattle during fall and winter months.
  • Cotton Byproduct Beef Feeding Recommendations – Have They Changed? September 16, 2021
    The cotton industry generates several byproducts which can be used as beef cattle feeds. Common byproducts used in the Southeastern United States include cottonseed meal, cottonseed hulls, gin trash (gin byproduct), and whole cottonseed.
  • Feeder Cattle Price Seasonality September 16, 2021
    Cattle prices exhibit systematic and random variation through time. Three types of systematic price behavior are trends, cycles, and seasons.
  • Water is Everything September 16, 2021
    Over the years as I have worked with producers developing a grazing system, you would expect fencing to be the major issue. As the paddocks are set up, water almost always becomes the major issue.
  • Holstein America Broadcasts September 27 on RFD-TV September 15, 2021
    Holstein America, a documentary series produced by Holstein Association USA, will air 7 p.m. CST Monday, September 27, on RFD-TV. The only television program of its kind, Holstein America pays tribute to the nation’s dairy farmers and families.
  • Second Case of Anthrax Reported in Livestock this Year September 15, 2021
    Effective anthrax vaccines are readily available, but it takes about a week for immunity to be established, and it must be administered annually for continued protection. Producers should monitor their herds for unexplained deaths and work with their veterinarian to ensure appropriate samples are collected and submitted to a diagnostic lab to give the best […]
  • Winter Cereals an Option for Adding Forage in 2022 September 14, 2021
    Establishing a winter cereal for grazing next spring will allow producers to delay pasture turnout, giving drought-stressed pastures more time to recover.