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: Producer Traceability Council

The Producer Traceability Council reached recent consensus on two major points to increase the number of cattle identified in the U.S. The Council unanimously agreed the best option … 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

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

Source: AgriLife Today | May 14, 2019

Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists Drs. Gary Williams and Rodolfo Cardoso have led extensive studies examining puberty traits in beef cattle. All of the team’s work involves cattle and has a strong … 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.

Several different data sets indicate that while the overall genetics of U.S. cattle have increased, weaning weights have remained static. What’s more, weaning weights have plateaued for many years. While there may be several reasons, one explanation may be environmental limitations — the potential for pastures to support milk production … 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

Source: Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency | May 6, 2019

Beef demand and cattle prices

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

Cattle … Read More

In the April 29 edition of Cow-Calf Corner, a newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency, Derrell Peel look at how May weather could affect forage, markets, demand and prices; and Glenn Selk calculates the pros and cons of creep feeding.