The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service is releasing the results of two national studies that examine antimicrobial use and stewardship on beef feedlots and on large swine … Read More

Source: Kentucky State University College of Agriculture, Food and Environment

The first confirmed Asian longhorned tick for the state of Kentucky was found in Martin County. The … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) has finalized the Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) Herd Certification Program Standards that were originally published on March 29, 2018, for stakeholder feedback…. Read More

As part of a horn fly control program many producers feed a loose mineral or some other type of supplement with an insect growth regulator (IGR) such as methoprene or diflubenzuron. Insect growth regulators do not kill adult flies but will prevent larvae and pupae in the manure from turning … Read More

May 20, 2019

Rebuilding hay supplies

by Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist

The latest Crop Production report from USDA-NASS included the May 1 hay stocks for the U.S. and states. Total U.S. hay … Read More

Source: USDA APHIS | May 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) provides many opportunities for the public to serve on meaningful … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | May 16, 2019

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) livestock inspectors discovered fever ticks on cattle originating from a Webb County premises during a routine voluntary inspection at a program dipping vat on April 23, 2019.

The … Read More

In the May 13 Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter from the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel takes a look at where markets are now and where they could be going now that the spring peak is behind us; plus, Glenn Selk discusses wet pastures and combating foot rot.

The majority of planted Texas corn acres have emerged amid good soil moisture profiles to start the growing season. The Texas corn crop started late in parts of the state, but growing conditions have planted fields off to a good start. Plantings were behind schedule two to three weeks in … Read More

Source: By W. Mark Hilton for Beef Magazine | May 7, 2019

Talk to any veterinarian who does a significant amount of beef work, and he or she will have … Read More