COLUMBIA, Mo. – The summer slump in cool-season grass growth got a knockout punch from heavy rains in July across much of Missouri.
Good growth for most grasses won’t be good for toxic tall fescue pastures, says Craig Roberts, University… Continue reading
Heat stress could become a problem for livestock because of a pocket of slow- moving hot air that is forecast for the upper Great Plains next week.
\”The greatest impacts of heat stress come when cattle are exposed to… Continue reading
Summer has definitely arrived in Oklahoma! Hot dry summer weather brings about heat and drought stress on summer annuals. Stressed plants such as the forage sorghums can occasionally accumulate dangerous concentrations of nitrates. These high nitrate plants,… Continue reading
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 to 1979, one scientist wrote that the most… Continue reading
Many challenges in the beef community are tackled with a two-pronged approach: genetics and management.
Heat stress should be no different, says Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University Extension beef geneticist.
“Certainly from the feedlot side there has been a lot… Continue reading
By: Kay Ledbetter
Stocker cattle health has always been a challenge, but the challenge has increased over the years and producers may need to beef up their management plans, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service specialist.
“We have… Continue reading