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Source: University of Minnesota Quick facts When you interrupt a cow that is calving, she will prioritize her own life and stop calving. There are three stages to labor. Stage 2 of labor begins with the appearance of the water...
Source: NCBA Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and Public Lands Council (PLC) filed a lawsuit against the misguided Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) “Conservation and Landscape Health” rule. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for...
Source: Government of Alberta “A burning question for many is when will the Alberta cattle sector see a rebuild of its cow herd,” says Ann Boyda provincial livestock market analyst with the Alberta government. “Typically, what is needed are high...

Weaning

Source: National Farm Animal Care Council, Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Beef Cattle Section 4.6 Weaning is the process of eliminating milk from the calf’s diet (44). Under natural conditions, a cow’s milk output decreases gradually over...
Source: ADM, Chris Lehner MORNING LIVESTOCK FUTURES OUTLOOK LIVE CATTLE Last week cash cattle prices were steady to slightly weaker in the Midwest and down $1.00 to $2.00 in the southwest.  Cattle in the Midwest mostly $198.00 to $199.00 and in the southwest...
Source: Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) “Is it worthwhile to try and match your genetics to the environment?” asked Dr. Jared Decker, Wurdack Chair of Animal Genomics, University of Missouri, to launch his presentation during the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Symposium...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada The governments of Canada and Alberta are supporting Alberta Beef Producers in expanding its food safety and certification program. Alberta is known worldwide for its high-quality, great tasting beef. As Canada’s largest cattle producing province, Alberta’s...
Dr. Chris Clark, an internal medicine specialist from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine joins the podcast to discuss how best to treat neonatal diarrhea in calves.  We discuss how to detect dehydration and acidosis in an affected calf...
Source: Oklahoma State University By David Lalman Early weaning of calves at 6 to 8 weeks of age is an effective way to get high rebreeding rates even in very thin cows. Although, early weaning is certainly not advocated for all...
Source: OMAFRA With the recent push towards lighter carcasses, more marbling and earlier slaughter, the role of high grain-corn diets has been reinforced. In some cases diets of whole corn plus supplement are fed for 90 to 100 days (no...
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Today, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, announced an investment of more than $6 million in two beef and cattle organizations through the AgriMarketing Program, an initiative under the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural...
Source: Alabama Cooperative Extension System Weaning can have a lasting impact on a calf. How a producer manages calves before, during, and after weaning can have a dramatic effect on overall calf performance and economic viability. One of the most stressful...
Source: University of Illinois Focus on getting cows bred early in the breeding season. A tight 60-day calving window can improve the calving experience. If you have a spread out calving season, consider breaking cows into a spring and fall group....
by: Brent Credille, D.V.M., Ph.D., Food Animal Health and Management Program, University of Georgia Internal parasites represent a source of significant economic loss in almost all segments of beef production. The implementation of an internal parasite control program can lead...
Source: Livestock Gentec In the ever-evolving landscape of agriculture, the future of cattle herds hinges on strategic planning and embracing cutting-edge technologies. Among these technologies, genomics stands out as a powerful tool that can revolutionize the way we manage and...

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