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How to Build a Mineral Program to Meet Your Herd’s Needs

By   /  October 5, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  Comments Off on How to Build a Mineral Program to Meet Your Herd’s Needs

Here are two great videos from our friends at the Beef Cattle Research Council. While they focus on cattle, some of the principles Dr. McKinnon describes can help sheep and goat producers think about and adjust their own mineral programs. If animals’ mineral needs are not met, the results are costly, and can include decreased […]

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Copper Deficiency in Cattle Can Reduce Conception Rates

By   /  May 11, 2020  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

Last week Beth Burritt wrote about animals ability to recognize and solve mineral deficiencies. She noted that mineral nutrition is extremely complex and that the amount of a particular mineral an animal will eat depends not only on the level of that mineral in the body but also on its interactions with other minerals. This […]

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Seaweed Can Reduce Methane From Cows, But….

By   /  December 9, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  3 Comments

By now, you’ve probably heard the news that supplementing cattle with seaweed could reduce methane belched by livestock. In fact, researchers in Australia and the U.S. have found that feeding as little as .5% “Asparagopsis taxiformis, a red seaweed that grows in the tropics, can decrease methane emissions by 80 percent or more. But there […]

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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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Prepping for Calving Season

By   /  January 7, 2019  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  2 Comments

Most of these tips apply to any kind of livestock that will be giving birth. So check it out!

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