CCA asks producer input into code-of-practice surv...

Canadian Cattlemen|July 23/12|Linked VAHS The Canadian Cattlemen’s Association is encouraging beef producers to provide input into the redevelopment of the beef cattle Code of Practice by participating in a new online survey on routine management practices, such as animal identification (branding), dehorning, and castration. The CCA says the survey is confidential and takes about 10 minutes. propecia without a prescription Producers can leave their email address to receive updates. The redevelopment of the beef cattle Code is part of a National Farm Animal Care Council (NFACC) multi-year project to renew several of the Codes of...

Red Angus, Simmental associations plan joint meeti...

Drovers/CattleNetwork news source | Updated: July 6, 2012|Linked VAHS|Feedlot Health|Cow-calf Accurate selection tools in the beef industry help both seedstock and commercial operators breed for traits that will add the most profit to their product. On July 22-24, Red Angus and Simmental stakeholders will gather in Manhattan, Kan., for the Beef Profit Alliance seminar to learn technological advancements that will improve the “crystal ball” for beef producers. Beef Profit Alliance attendees will kick off the seminar by reviewing the beef industry’s historical progress in genetic selection. Kansas State University (KSU) professors and...

COOL adversaries comment on ruling

John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork | Updated: July 3, 2012|Linked VAHS Last week, the World Trade Organization (WTO) issued a decision on the U.S. country of origin labeling (COOL) rules for meat, drawing mixed reactions and creating some confusion among industry groups. On Monday, AgriTalk Radio’s Mike Adams spoke with representatives on either side of the dispute — Canadian Cattlemen’s Association president Martin Unrau and Tim Reif, general counsel for the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). For background, the United States implemented COOL for certain food products in 2008. Canada and Mexico, which both...

Calf-hood Vaccinatio...

Choosing a vaccination program for your calves can be a complicated process; the consulting Veterinarians at VAHS provide their clients with the information and guidance needed to tailor the best vaccination strategy to your herds needs.  For further advice please contact a beef herd...

Bull Vaccination Pro...

In order to promote the best health for our clients’ bulls we recommend the following vaccination and parasite control program. canada generic viagra lowest price on levitra  For further advice please contact a beef herd consultant at...

Fly control: The bas...

Mississippi State University Extension   |   Updated: May 9, 2012 | Linked VAHS As temperatures start to rise, and we enter the heat of the summer months, it is important to have a strategy in place to control and limit the negative effects of flies on the herd. writing education ...