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Expectations Guide Cattle Feeding

Expectations Guide Cattle Feeding

By Steve Suther, with Certified Angus Beef The performance of healthy cattle on feed is “extremely predictable,” but you have to know what to expect and when to worry. That’s according to Richard Zinn, University of California-Davis animal scientist, who presented at the late summer Feeding Quality Forum in Omaha, Neb., and Garden City, Kan…. Read the rest »

Don’t Feed the Fever

Keeping cattle healthy — and encouraging quicker recovery from illness — helps animals direct their energy towards growth and production. Any disease challenge requires cattle to mount an immune response. In the zero-sum game of livestock production, this means resources are pulled away from building muscle mass or producing milk. “It’s extremely important for us… Read the rest »

Soften the Shock of Weaning

Calves are more vulnerable to illness during weaning due to a variety of stressors, including removal from their mothers and new diets.1 That stress can also have negative consequences for the health and productivity of newly weaned calves. To help ensure successful weaning, producers are turning to probiotics to help reduce the negative impact of… Read the rest »

Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

Don’t let cows fall victim to the spring nutrient gap

Short grass can shortchange freshly calved cows at their time of greatest need. Fresh green grass is a welcome sight come spring. However, early spring grass with limited growth or volume should be approached with caution when it’s used as the sole source of nutrition for recently calved cows. With limited grass volume, cows can… Read the rest »

Don’t Get Caught Off Guard- Preparing For Changing Antibiotic Regulations

In case you missed it. Cattlemen’s Webinar Series Recording – Preparing for Changing Antibiotic Regulations. The New Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) for medically important feed-grade antibiotics will take effect on Jan. 1, 2017. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association held a webinar on this important topic on October, 27th 2016.  The webinar held information about how cattlemen… Read the rest »

The Importance of Bunk Management

Apply these bunk management tips to your feedlot. Applying key bunk management practices can save your feedlot from health issues, wasted feed and lost pounds from decreased average daily gain (ADG). “Feed bunk management is the daily opportunity for cattle feeders to influence and ensure top performance and profitability for their cattle,” said Marty Andersen,… Read the rest »

Assess Silage Results to Improve Quality

As we approach silage harvest across the country, this is a good opportunity to think about the quality and stability of last season’s crop. “Even excellent operations are likely to experience some silage quality issues,” says Bob Charley, Ph.D., Forage Products Manager, Lallemand Animal Nutrition. “Understanding these issues and their causes can provide insights on… Read the rest »

CALF News Announces Jessica Ebert as National Account Manager

CALF News, along with BluePrint Marketing, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jessica Ebert as National Account Sales Manager, effectively July 11, 2016. Jessica brings a strong work ethic and a great deal of experience in the agriculture sector to this position. Born and raised in Kansas on a diversified operation that includes farming… Read the rest »

Historic U.S. Export to Brazil Features American Akaushi

Historic U.S. Export to Brazil Features American Akaushi

Through an extensive five year joint process between Heartbrand Beef of Harwood, Texas, and the Brazilian Group Origine, Fullblood American Akaushi were recently exported to Brazil. This unique opportunity is the first live cattle export from the United States to Brazil of any breed in nearly two decades. Group Origine worked extensively with the Brazilian… Read the rest »

Evaluate Antimicrobials Beyond the Label

Advice on using study trial data to choose an antimicrobial product – Press release released by Zoetis Beef cattle veterinarians and their producer clients have many choices when selecting an antimicrobial to control and treat bovine respiratory disease (BRD). The first step for many is to compare labels, see what bacterial pathogens each product treats… Read the rest »