Animal welfare, sustainability and economics are affected when beef cattle suffer from bovine respiratory disease, or BRD. How cattle are managed has the potential to impact BRD risk, but further research is needed to quantify those impacts. The U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture is providing … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Since Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received only 1 report of a new suspect vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) case in Ellis County. Ellis County is now the only county with a VSV quarantine. To … Read More

In the Sept. 16 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel discusses how growing demand in China is dominating global beef trade; and Glenn Selk talks getting replacement heifers ready for fall breeding season.

Peanuts are about a month away from digging, and so far 2019 looks to be a good year, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert. Texas peanut producers planted up to 185,000 acres compared to 155,000 acres last year, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture report. Last … Read More

Agricultural producers affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can now apply for assistance through the Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WHIP+). Signup for this U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) program will begin Sept. 11, 2019. WHIP+ will be available for eligible producers who have suffered eligible losses … Read More

The Ohio Department of Agriculture (ODA) is not allowing the import of horses from counties within states with confirmed and suspected cases of Vesicular Stomatitis (VSV). This restriction includes the All American Quarter Horse Congress, which is scheduled to begin in Columbus on Oct. 1. Currently, VSV has been detected … Read More

Since Friday, Aug. 30, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 1 new confirmed case of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) in Hill County and 1 new suspect case in Hays county. To date, 170 premises in 37 Texas counties have been quarantined for VSV. Currently affected … Read More

In the Sept. 9 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at the latest cattle trade markets; and Glenn Selk discusses the repeatability of calving difficulty.

Source: Noble Research Institute

By Ryon Walker, Ph.D., livestock consultant | Sep. 4, 2019

Achieving high pregnancy rates is an important goal in every cow-calf operation. After every breeding season, we are either satisfied with the results or wondering … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission

Since Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, the Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) has received reports of 5 new confirmed cases of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV) and 4 new suspect cases in counties where VSV has been previously confirmed.

The newly confirmed and … Read More