Cattle

Safely Castrating Calves

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas The best age and method for castrating calves may vary, depending on your situation. Some stockmen feel that a calf should be allowed to …

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Prevention Key to Defend Against Pinkeye in Cattle
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites No, it’s not a new fashion trend, nor is it something your kid (goat or human) gave your cow, but pinkeye is a serious disease that can …

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How to Treat Colicky Calf Bloat

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – Some calves develop calf bloat, an acute enterotoxemia (toxic gut infection), caused by bacterial toxins. These calves are usually about a month …

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Beef Composites and Breed Definition

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas — Today we frequently hear the terms crossbred, hybrid, composite, synthetic—when referring to breed definition—and we often wonder exactly what these terms mean. Some …

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Keep the Growing Going with Milk or Milk Replacer for Calves
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Your calves are off to a great start. But, is their nutrition program on par? By ensuring proper care and nutrition for your calves, you can set …

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How to Talk to Consumers About Grass-fed Beef Benefits
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites With Spencer Smith – The key to talking about grass-fed beef benefits is understanding why a conscientious consumer is interested in grass-fed/finished beef. Consumers tend to choose grass-fed/finished …

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The Joy of Raising Highland Cattle

Add to Favorites Story & Photos By Tom Fuller – Cattle have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember, and Highland cattle are by far …

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Do You Need an Additive in Your Calves’ Milk Replacer or Milk?
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites On Jan. 1, 2017, antibiotic use on farms will become more restricted as a result of the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). This will make calf raising and …

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Selecting the Best Dairy Cow Breed

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – When selecting a family milk cow or choosing from the best dairy cow breeds to start a small dairy, there are a number …

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The Best Approach to Milking Cows is Consistency

Add to Favorites By John Hibma – What could be more satisfying, more rewarding than owning your own cow? Milking cows yields milk daily for your table. You could make your own …

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Prepare for the Veterinary Feed Directive Update
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites Have you heard of the new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD)? If not, chances are if you own animals, you will soon. These new regulations will go into …

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Calving Signs – Being Ready to Assist
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites When calving signs become evident, be prepared to assist when things aren’t progressing as they should. Know the stages of labor and how to react. When your cow …

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How to Tube Feed a Calf

Add to Favorites By Heather Smith Thomas – There are times you must get fluid into a newborn calf that needs colostrum or a sick calf that needs fluid and …

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How Open Range Ranching Applies to Non-Ranchers
February 19, 2019 · · Cattle

Add to Favorites The laws surrounding open range ranching are opposite what you’d expect closer to civilization. But you need to know the rights and responsibilities of both yourself and …

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Raising British White Cattle for Flavorful Meat

Add to Favorites By Annie Stirk (UK) – From setting up on his own from scratch, “straight out of school and from virtually nothing,” Yorkshire, England, farmer Andrew Fisher has come a …

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