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Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency Why are biosecurity standards important? Producers can adopt or enhance biosecurity within their operation to help: improve the health of individual animals, which in turn improves the health of the national cattle herd lower the cost...
Source: University of Missouri Extension Scott Poock Extension Veterinarian, College of Veterinary Medicine Jordan Thomas Assistant Professor, Animal Sciences Emily Smith Graduate Research Assistant, Animal Sciences An excellent herd health program is an important component of overall management for reproductive efficiency, as health can significantly impact...
Source: Government of Alberta Water conservation can help reduce costs, improve animal health and productivity, and protect the environment for the future. “Water is a precious resource for livestock producers, especially in times of drought,” says Shawn Elgert, agricultural water engineer...
Source: MyAnIML news release A collaborative study between animal agtech startup MyAnIML and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) successfully corroborated the technology's predictive ability to proactively manage devastating disease outbreaks in cattle production. MyAnIML used proprietary facial recognition and...
Source: Pennsylvania State University In a cow-calf operation, we often focus on just that: cows, heifers, and calves. But if you are housing a herd bull, proper off-season maintenance of your bull(s) is vital. Like cows, bulls' body weight and...
Source: Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives Sample rations for mature, 1,300 lb cows, in good body condition, and in different stages of production are shown below. These rations are meant as guidelines only. They should not replace feed analysis...
Source: University of Saskatchewan, Kiah Simpson Bovine respiratory disease (BRD), also known as shipping fever, is one of the most common and costly diseases that affect the North American beef cattle industry. Mainly affecting the lungs of cattle, BRD is highly...
Source: Michigan State University Extension, Jerad Jaborek Regulations now require veterinarian oversight for providing medical treatment to animals since medically important antimicrobials are no longer available for purchase over the counter. By now, you have heard of the U.S. Food and Drug...
This summer producers across the country are experiencing extreme dry conditions, drought and wildfires. While the elements themselves cannot be managed, there are six decisions that can be made on-farm to reduce the impact of dry conditions. 1. Feed Inventory Know what...
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is announcing an atypical case of Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), a neurologic disease of cattle, in an approximately five-year-old or older beef cow at a slaughter plant in South Carolina.  This animal never...
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