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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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Use Caution When Feeding Soybeans to Cattle

By   /  October 1, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Horses, Livestock, Pigs  /  3 Comments

With drought impacting feed availability, and tariffs reducing soybean exports, some of us may be looking at ways to use what we have a lot of to make up for a lack of grazeable forage. While soybeans can be fed to cattle we need to be careful with how much we feed and we need […]

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How Do You Know If Your Livestock Are Too Hot?

By   /  August 6, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Bison, Dairy Cattle, Goats, Horses, Livestock, Pigs, Poultry, Rabbits, Sheep, Stock dogs  /  Comments Off on How Do You Know If Your Livestock Are Too Hot?

It’s hot out there, and in some places it’s really humid too! If you’re feeling it, so is your livestock. To help you figure out if there’s a problem and to do what you can to protect them, here are some tips from Rob Eirich, Nebraska Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Mariah Woolsoncroft, Nebraska Extension […]

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When Does a Cow In Labor Need Help?

By   /  February 19, 2018  /  Beef Cattle, Dairy Cattle, Livestock  /  1 Comment

How do you know when a cow is labor is having trouble? How do you know when to start helping her? Well, research done over 30 years ago at Oklahoma State University and at the Agricultural Research Service Laboratory in Miles City, Montana has some answers for us. They looked at how long “stage two” […]

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