Courtesy of vitaferm.com
Multi-tasking is never easy. Imagine the life of a 2-year-old heifer just turned mama cow. She’s still growing and maturing herself. Now, she’s given birth to a 70-pound calf that depends on her as its sole… Continue reading
Courtesy of: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Extension – July 16, 2019
Lincoln, Neb. — As a summer heat wave descends on the Midwest, Nebraska Extension is urging producers to help reduce stress on cattle during hot weather.
“This July weather pattern… Continue reading
By: Kylee Kohls, CAB
It’s a hot topic every summer.
“Heat stress is the largest impediment to efficient animal agriculture,” said Rob Rhoads, Virginia Tech. He presented with University of California-Davis colleague Frank Mitloehner for a symposium on the topic… Continue reading
Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Emeritus Extension Animal Scientist
The effects of heat stress on reproductive performance of beef cows has been discussed by many animal scientists in a variety of ways. After reviewing the scientific literature available up… Continue reading
By: Heather Smith Thomas
The battle against flies is constant during warm weather, but there are several ways to reduce these pests. Though there are some new methods (pour-on products, insecticide ear tags, special fly traps, and a “gun” designed… Continue reading