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When should you call the vet on a difficult calving? Commented on: 10 weeks ago (February 6, 2015)

BEEF veterinarian columnists Dr. Dave Sjeklocha and Dr. Mark Hilton respond:

If it were me, I would definitely reposition the feet, apply some OB chains or straps to the legs and assist the...

How To Prevent Foot Rot In Cattle Commented on: 29 weeks ago (September 25, 2014)

A reader in the Douglas, WY area called to pass along some tips that have worked well for them in managing foot rot. They provide salt that includes EDDI, an organic iodine, which helps prevent...

Tools & Programs Exist To Help New Ranchers Commented on: 29 weeks ago (September 22, 2014)

The main number for the Nebraska Center for Rural Affairs is 402-687-2100.

The phone number for the University of Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture is 308-367-4124 or 800-338-7847...

USDA Tracks Desired Cattle Traits in 2,000 Bull Project Commented on: 30 weeks ago (September 19, 2014)


Please send me the email address that you want us to unsubscribe and we'll take care of it.

Burt Rutherford

“Just Got Lucky” – Nevada Adventures & The Advent Of Feedlot Computers Commented on: 30 weeks ago (September 19, 2014)

The book can be ordered from the Eng Symposium registration form. Simply bypass the symposium registratin lines and click on the book order line, indicating how many you would like. Here's the...

Will You Be Ranching Like The Jetsons In 10 Years? Commented on: 34 weeks ago (August 21, 2014)


You are exactly right. But in my opinion that's not entirely a bad thing. There are some aspects of managing and operating a ranch (or any other type of catle operation) where...

Cattle Feeding Losses, Uncertainty Pound Cattle Prices Commented on: 48 weeks ago (May 11, 2014)

Unfortunately, there's no easy answer because the ingredients and therefore the cost of rations will vary based on regionally available feedstuffs and byproducts. A ration in the Southern Plains...

Merial Introduces LONGRANGE™ (eprinomectin) Commented on: 51 weeks ago (April 23, 2014)

According to Merial, Longrange does not have a label claim for lice.

Burt Rutherford

Will Crossing Two Clones From Prime, YG1 Carcasses Produce Similar Offspring? Commented on: 1 year ago (April 1, 2014)

Dr. Matt Cherni sent me a thoughtful email and, with his permission, I'm posting it here: BR

The system to produce clones of yg1 cattle is very interesting and exciting for science, but...

Leachman’s Industry Game Plan: Work Together To Move Forward Commented on: 1 year ago (March 31, 2014)

I've learned to never say never, but I wouldn't hold your breath waiting for the industry to produce Select catle that eat like Prime. It's not out of the realm of possibility, and there are...

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