Industry

Beware of blister beetle toxicity

Jun 17, 2011 by Drovers
Blister beetles are common throughout the United States and several species can be found in the Great Plains during the summer months. Blister beetles are feared by many horse owners, but the toxin contained in the bodi

Jolley: A Roadside Chat with Pete Guglielmino

Jun 16, 2011 by Drovers
Guglielmino is a Washington cowboy who can trace his roots all the way back to San Giorgio, a small village in Italy at the turn of the twentieth century when his great grandfather, Peter Ansaldo, decided to travel half

A&H rumen buffers approved for organic dairies

Jun 15, 2011 by Drovers
Two rumen buffers manufactured by Arm &; Hammer Animal Nutrition Arm &; Hammer Feed Grade Sodium Bicarbonate and SQ-810 Natural Sodium Sesquicarbonate have been listed by the Organic Materials Review Institute

Take steps to prevent rabies

Jun 14, 2011 by Drovers
North Dakota State University's Extension Service veterinarian urges people to protect themselves and their animals against rabies.

USDA Prime-grading beef

Jun 14, 2011 by Drovers
The Premium Market Snapshot is a series of market commentaries focused squarely on trends in quality grading and in the production and sales of high-quality beef.

Use caution if feeding wheat hay to livestock

Jun 13, 2011 by Drovers
With wheat fields struggling amid drought conditions through parts of the High Plains, some producers may be considering cutting and baling their crops for hay. If so, a Kansas State University veterinarian says, "the s

Maximiser improves feed efficiency

Jun 13, 2011 by Drovers
Currently, high grain prices and shrinking profit margins in the feedlot business have forced cattle producers to look for other options that will help maintain and/or enhance their profitability.

AI trends – here and abroad

Jun 10, 2011 by Drovers
Use of artificial insemination is growing in U.S. beef herds, but some of our international competitors are pulling ahead in application of AI for genetic advancement, Willie Altenburg told participants at last week's B

NE Oregon cattle truck crash kills man, cattle

Jun 09, 2011 by Drovers
Oregon State Police say a multiple vehicle crash involving a cattle trailer has killed one man and injured at least four other people in northeastern Oregon. Eight cows and nine calves were also reported killed, with ot

Train employees for implant success

Jun 08, 2011 by Drovers
At Eagle Creek Farms, Atkinson, Neb., a Holstein feedlot and heifer raising operation, Kip Lukasiewicz, DVM, Sandhills Cattle Consultants, Inc., Ainsworth, Neb., trains employees on the purpose of implants and how to ad

International Academy of Farm Animal Surgeons

Jun 07, 2011 by Drovers
An international organization of farm animal surgeons is using the Web to communicate, disseminate information and solve and answer questions from others via web-based discussion groups, photos and video.