Wireless cameras in the calving barn mean producers can monitor cows and heifers without leaving the warmth of the house.
Devices strapped to the back end of cows can send an alert to a smartphone when the calving process commences,… Continue reading
By: Heather Smith Thomas
Some heifers reject or are slow to mother their newborn calves. Dr. Jack Whittier, University of Nebraska, says maternal behavior can be unpredictable. Producers can minimize confusion, however, by having heifers in small groups and not… Continue reading
By: Benjamin T. Tibbitts, Hazy R. Nielson, K. C. Ramsay, R. N. Funston
Stocker cattle programs often incorporate a growth implant. Revalor-G (which contains 40 mg trenbolone acetate plus 8 mg estradiol) is an implant approved… 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
By: Livestock Monitor
As reported by USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), the U.S. cattle herd increased for the third consecutive year during 2016, adding 1.6 million head over the course of the year, a 2% gain. The increase was… Continue reading
Bull marketing season has started, which means producers are being bombarded
with promotional advertising and articles on selecting and valuing bulls, and
using genetic/genomic technologies.
To sustain the commercial cattle inventory, producers replace unproductive cows
with new females as developed… Continue reading