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How Should Livestock Farmers and Horse Owners 
 Prepare for Farm Disruptions from the COVID-19 Outbreak?

By   /  March 23, 2020  /  Grazing Management, Planning  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Jim Weber, DVM, PhD, Associate Professor of Animal and Veterinary Sciences Attending Veterinarian, University of Maine. I searched for and added links to additional examples of Standard Operating Procedures to give you a head start on anything you might need to write. Successful farmers, whether they raise cattle, sheep, […]

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Beware of Springtime Grass Tetany Dangers

By   /  March 16, 2020  /  The Classic by NatGLC  /  No Comments

This article comes to us from Ron Lemenager1, Allen Bridges1, Matt Claeys1, and Keith Johnson2 Purdue University Departments of Animal Sciences1 and Agronomy2 Most cattlemen look forward to warmer temperatures and spring grass.  As temperatures begin to warm, cool-season grasses and legumes begin a rapid growth phase resulting in the production of large amounts of lush, […]

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The Sandhills Calving System For Scours Prevention

By   /  February 24, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this piece! Last week we looked at the system Doug Wray uses to prevent disease spread in his newborn calves. His process is a variation of a system developed at the University of Nebraska about 20 years ago, known as the Sandhills Calving System (developed […]

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Fresh Pens and Pastures Keep Calves Healthy

By   /  February 17, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Thanks to the Beef Cattle Research Council of Canada for this information! Doug Wray believes in keeping newborn calves separated as much as possible from other two-week and older calves on his south-central Alberta farm to avoid livestock congestion and dramatically reduce the risk of congregated calves developing and spreading scours. And for the past […]

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Managing Cow Nutrition as We Head Into Calving Season

By   /  February 10, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  No Comments

Everyone wants their cow-calf herd to make it through the winter in good condition and ready to calve and breed back. But do we understand what it takes to make that happen? In this piece, Travis Mulliniks and TL Meyer describe what what good body condition is, how gestational changes affect nutrition needs, the stress […]

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