Beef Research School: Antimicrobials in Cattle Par...

In the conclusion of the Antimicrobial Resistance series by Beef Research School, Dr. Calvin Booker of Feedlot Health Management Services talks about industry and veterinary responsibility towards prudent antimicrobial usage. He also explains the common consumer misconceptions about the use of antimicrobials in beef production. Watch the whole series:  Part 1 and Part 2 More information can be found at...

Summer Fly Control: Products Available for your Pr...

With the summer months approaching, it’s time to consider fly control for the overall health and welfare of cattle.  Several types of products are available with different methods of application to customize to each type of routine and operation.  Preventative usage of fly control products on your premises, such as barn foggers, wall and livestock sprays, can reduce the negative effects the insects have on livestock and increase productivity. Disvap is an example of a line of insecticide products available that targets the domestic, stable, horn and face fly as well as gnats, horseflies, darkling beetles and mosquitoes. All products...

Beef Research School: Antimicrobials in Cattle Par...

In the second installment of the Beef Research School Antimicrobial Resistance video series, Dr. Tim McAllister, the Chief Principal Research Scientist with Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, summarizes the results of research and surveillance initiatives on antimicrobial resistance (AMR) and discusses the potential impact that AMR in food animals has on human health.   More information can be found at www.BeefResearch.ca Did you miss Part 1? Catch it...

Breed heifers before cows

Breed heifers before cows South Dakota State University Extension | Updated: May 22, 2013| Posted to VAHS Breeding season is fast approaching and it’s a good idea to breed heifers to calve two to four weeks ahead of the main cow herd, to give the heifers’ time to recover before cycling back for the second breeding season says George Perry, South Dakota State University associate professor and SDSU Extension Beef Reproduction Specialist during a recent iGrow Radio Network interview. “We really need to think about getting heifers bred, before we finish calving or think about breeding our cows,” Perry said. He says...