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Polioencephalomalacia – A Danger for Young Goats, Sheep and Cattle

By   /  May 20, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Livestock, Sheep  /  Comments Off on Polioencephalomalacia – A Danger for Young Goats, Sheep and Cattle

In 2002, I was raising 60 baby goats by hand. We started them in a barn, and by Spring had transferred them to pasture where they were learning to graze. One morning, during my usual check on them, I noticed one was acting oddly. He didn’t seem to be able to see, and was turning […]

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SACB Method for Grafting Orphan Calves

By   /  April 22, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on SACB Method for Grafting Orphan Calves

SACB Method: (pronounced ‘sawb’) a simple and easy way to graft calves. Everyone and their dog has a sure fire method for grafting a twin or orphan calf. However, each method takes time and patience. These are things I don’t normally have during calving. Further, the very fact that an animal has to be handled […]

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Prepping For Livestock Arrival

By   /  April 15, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Prepping For Livestock Arrival

For those of you who are starting new herds or adding to the one you have, here are some tips to make sure you’re ready to receive new livestock. Coordinate With Your Shipper on Lane and Gate Size An eighteen-wheeler may fit through your gate, but will it be able to make it down the […]

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Prevent Grass Tetany in Beef Cows

By   /  April 8, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on Prevent Grass Tetany in Beef Cows

Thanks for this article go to Karla H. Jenkins, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Cow/Calf Systems and Stocker Management and Mary Drewnoski, Nebraska Extension Beef Systems Specialist. Listen to a discussion of the content in this article on this episode of the BeefWatch podcast. You can subscribe to new episodes in iTunes or paste http://feeds.feedburner.com/unlbeefwatch into your […]

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Teaching Cattle To Graze Like Goats

By   /  February 4, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Livestock  /  4 Comments

Not so long ago, I visited Mike Roberts, the ranch manager at Waldron Ranch in Alberta, Canada. Mike is definitely one of those outside-the-box thinkers. As a great example, he is teaching his cattle to be goats to control woody species invasion on native rangelands. On part of the ranch, he has developed about 50 […]

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