Livestock

Zoetis: Mixing cattle prime time for respiratory disease

· February 20, 2018

With many cow/calf producers elbow deep in calving season and trying to tackle calf scours, it’s hard to think about the next big disease challenge for the new offspring. But Dr. Mark Alley, Technical Service Veterinarian for Zoetis says preparing those calves for respiratory disease challenges is vital for every cattle operation. We had the […]

Florida Middle School FFA gives kids cows, camaraderie

· February 19, 2018

A middle school Florida FFA chapter has proven if you give a kid a cow, you give them the keys to so much more. Madison Hartwig and Marina Redden spent hours before and after school earlier this year taking care of their dairy cows at R. Dan Nolan Middle School’s land lab. Hartwig, whose dad […]

No bull, Angus goes for world record $800K at auction

· February 16, 2018

An Angus bull broke a record last week when Square B Ranch & Cattle Company snagged the fella for a mere $800,000. SAV Elation 7899 hails from Schaff Angus Valley. The 14-month-old Angus is from the foundational Emulation line of cattle known for leading the industry in fertility, longevity, udder, and feet quality for decades. […]

UNL researchers look to producer help in calf dwarfism study

· February 16, 2018

University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers are trying to uncover the cause of a novel form of severe, lethal dwarfism in calves and are asking for producer help. Dr. David Steffen (Veterinary Diagnostic Center) and Dr. Jessica Petersen (Department of Animal Science) are using veterinary and genomic tools to try to understand the cause of the abnormal, […]

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Fixing fence faster with STOCKade stapler

· February 15, 2018

When it comes to fixing fence, the less time you spend doing the back breaking work, the better. We had the opportunity to check out an amazing new fencing stapler from STOCKade at the 2018 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Trade Show and Convention. The world’s first 4mm diameter, 9 Gauge cordless fencing stapler, the ST400i […]

FARM Act would stop ranchers from having to report cow poop

· February 15, 2018

Congress has gone to bat for livestock producers with the Fair Agricultural Reporting Method Act (FARM Act), which would put a stop to having to report livestock emissions. Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the U.S. Senate this week that would prevent farms, ranches, and other agricultural operations from having to report livestock manure data under […]

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California cops in right place, right time for calf rescue

· February 14, 2018

It all came down to luck and timing in this unusual calf rescue last week in California. The air crew of the Contra Costa Sheriff’s Office STARR1 helicopter happened to be doing some rescue training in Round Valley near Los Vaqueros when the pilot spotted what looked like a cow with his head stuck in […]

Nothing says love on Valentine’s Day better than Goat-A-Gram

· February 14, 2018

Why send flowers and chocolates today, when you can send your love a Goat-A-Gram. For Valentine’s Day, Spring Haven Farm in Chapel Hill, North Carolina is offering a new unique gift idea — goats. For $100, the owner will arrive at your doorstep with a pair of 8-month-old Nubian goats and a bouquet of flowers […]

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