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Sweetclover
Sweetclover Hay Can be Toxic

Sweetclover can provide good nutrition to cattle because it is high in protein and energy when not mature, but it can become toxic to cattle if fed as hay.

5 months ago
North Dakota hay field
Inventory Forage Supplies Early

Conducting an inventory of your forage supplies now will give your a good idea of possible deficiencies and allow time to develop the best options for the upcoming feeding season.

5 months ago
Calf with pinkeye
Pinkeye Can Be Costly for Cattle Producers

Pinkeye can result in increased labor, the need to purchase antibiotics, decreased weaning weights and lower prices paid for animals with scarred eyes.

6 months ago
Cow-calf pair
Consider Pregnancy Testing Beef Cattle Early

Early pregnancy testing provides a number of benefits, and can be conducted as early as 30 to 45 days after the end of the breeding season through ultrasound, rectal palpation or blood-based pregnancy tests.

6 months ago
Cow-calf pair
Consider Pregnancy Testing Beef Cattle Early

Early pregnancy testing provides a number of benefits, and can be conducted as early as 30 to 45 days after the end of the breeding season through ultrasound, rectal palpation or blood-based pregnancy tests.

6 months ago
Range research will study management options that sustainably enhance livestock productivity.
NDSU Receives Rangeland Management Study Grant

A grant from USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture will allow North Dakota State University to study four rangeland management strategies that use fire and/or grazing as critical ecosystem processes.

6 months ago
Fly Control Recommendations for Livestock Producers

Integrated pest management is commonplace for controlling crop pests and similar concepts apply to controlling livestock pests including using the right type of control at the right time for the right duration.

6 months ago
Livestock hauling
Bovine Emergency Response Plan Prepares First Responders

First responders aren't always trained how to handle an accident involving cattle. The Bovine Emergency Response Plan (BERP) teaches emergency responders to address accidents involving cattle transport vehicles.

6 months ago