With the rise in temperature that summer brings, cattle need more water than ever, but is your water quality up to par? Here are five things to consider to make sure your herd is getting the best water possible....More
Developing skills that limit stress on cattle require beef producers to first understand cattle behavior. Here is why ranchers should understand ‘low-stress’ cattle handling and learn how to implement the management practice in their operations....More
There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is impacted by this growing problem. Plus, today’s blog explores the reasons behind the shortage....More
Summer pneumonia is among the most frustrating respiratory infections ranchers have to deal with in preweaned calves. Today’s blog looks at five risk factors, as well as offers links to learn more about symptoms and treatment options....More
Depending on the source, calves may not need a full 45-day preconditioning period. Recent research indicates that, in the right conditions with the right cattle, preconditioning periods as short as 15 days can work....More
How do you rate the current availability of large animal veterinarians in your area?
With the torrid cattle market of late, cattle producers are more anxious to ensure their herd health efforts are done right. And that means using your veterinarian as a herd health consultant rather than an emergency room doctor. But in some areas, large animal veterinarians are hard to find. In this week’s BEEF Poll question, we want to know, “How do you rate the availability of large animal veterinarians in your area?” After voting, please tell us about your veterinarian situation in your area in the comments section below.