Field research team members (from left) research associate Lisa Auckland, postdoctoral associate Italo Zecca, Ph.D., and doctoral student Edward Davila collect samples from a dog, Daisy

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Anaplasmosis is not a new disease, but the thoughts on prevention and treatment are changing in the last few years. Before the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD), producers often used a low dose of chlortetracycline (CTC) in blocks or free choice mineral to fend off anaplasmosis. However now producers … Read More

Source: Texas Animal Health Commission | Aug. 4, 2020

Texas Animal Health Commission (TAHC) officials received confirmation of anthrax in one cow on a Briscoe County premises on Aug. 2, 2020. This is the first anthrax case in Texas this year…. Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

Aug. 3, 2020

Beef demand and macroeconomics

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension livestock marketing specialist… Read More

Source: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association | July 27, 2020

The Checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) Program, managed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), is now recognized as an industry-leading animal welfare program. The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 27, 2020

Social distancing applies to pets as well as humans in households with positive cases of COVID-19. Confirmed cases of pets infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, are being reported across the U.S…. Read More

Cow-Calf Corner is a weekly newsletter by the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Agency

July 27, 2020

Industry snapshot: USDA cattle inventory and cattle on feed reports

By Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State … Read More

Source: AgriLife Today | July 16, 2020

Texas A&M AgriLife Research entomologists have seen an increase in kissing bugs collected in multiple regions of the state this year. The insects carry a parasite that can cause potentially fatal Chagas disease … Read More

Source: Oklahoma State University | July 16, 2020

Expanding drought conditions and sporadic rainfall across much of Oklahoma mean livestock and forage producers need to be wary of the potential for … Read More

July 20, 2020

Boxed beef prices sag under growing supply and summer doldrums

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

The Choice boxed beef price dropped to $200.47/cwt. last Friday, July 17, 2020; … Read More