By: Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
Prolapses occur occasionally in beef cows. Most prolapses occur very near the time of calving. Two distinct kinds of prolapse exist.
Uterine prolapse usually occurs at calving or soon… Continue reading
By: Kris Ringwall, Beef Specialist
Current industry thoughts would indicate that the beef cow herd is expanding,
but the question is, “Where?”
As cattle numbers expand, one needs to ponder where and then how. Ultimately,
cattle need land, and regardless… Continue reading
By: Dr. Kenny Burdine, Livestock Marketing Specialist, University of Kentucky
USDA’s annual estimate of the number of cattle in the US held some surprises this year. While this report is typically not a short-term market mover, it has considerable… Continue reading
By: Derrell S. Peel, Oklahoma State University Extension Livestock Marketing Specialist
The U.S. beef cow herd was 31.2 million head on January 1, 2017. The beef cow herd has expanded a total of 7.3 percent since the recent low on… Continue reading
The transition of many antibiotics used in feed such as Chlortetracycline (CTC) from over the counter (OTC) to veterinary feed directive (VFD) status has highlighted some issues with including CTC in the diet of cows.
Veterinary Feed Directive The first… Continue reading
By: Larry Corah, for Certified Angus Beef LLC
It’s hard to imagine that just two years ago the fed cattle market hit $1.60/lb. and weaned calves were bringing $2.50 or higher. Everyone was predicting the cattle business… Continue reading