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Winter Cow Management
By Beka Gill and Dr. Ryon Walker, University of Minnesota Beef Team. The winter season is upon beef cattle producers in the upper Midwest....
Management of Yearling Bulls
By Drs. Scott P. Greiner and John B. Hall, Extension Animal Scientists, VA Tech. ...
Basic Strategies for Buying the Right Bull
Livestock Update, February 2007 by Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Beef, VA Tech ...
Body Condition Scoring of Beef and Dairy Animals
By Jack C. Whittier and Barry Steevens, Department of Animal Sciences, and David Weaver College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Missouri. ...
Livestock Risk Protection: Insuring Calves
By Matthew A. Diersen, Extension risk and business management specialist - Historically high cash prices for calves, general price volatility, and concern that prices may move lower may lead producers to insure calf prices. ...
Bull Purchasing and Management
By Dr. Jane A. Parish, Mississippi State University....
Minimizing Broken Cow Risks
By Mike Hutjens, Extension Dairy Specialist, University of Illinois - A new term has appeared at dairy meetings and discussions; broken cows. Broken cows can be defined as fresh cows culled in the first 60 days after calving. Two significant losses can...
The Effects of Early Lactation SCCs in Heifers
By Dr. Donald E. Pritchard, Extension Dairy Specialist, NCSU - In a series of papers published in several recent issues of the Journal of Dairy Science, collaborative researchers from Belgium and Canada reported on various associations and impacts of...
Impact of Lameness on Reproductive Performance
By Michael O'Connor, Dairy and Animal Science Extension - When we discuss the effect of lameness on reproductive performance we generally focus on the concept that lame cows are generally less likely to engage in mounting activity. Cows need sound feet...
The Judicious Use of Antimicrobials for Animal Producers
By The Department of Health and Human Services, Minnesota University Extension. The production of safe and wholesome animal products for human consumption is a primary goal of beef producers....
Proper Dry Cow Management Critical for Mastitis Control
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science, Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality and Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
Guidelines to Culling Cows with Mastitis
By G. M. Jones, Professor of Dairy Science and Extension Dairy Scientist, Milk Quality & Milking Management, Virginia Tech. ...
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