Producers should be aware of the increased risk of "summer pneumonia" in suckling calves following heat stress. An increased respiratory rate and stress of heat may overwhelm the natural defense mechanisms of the lungs.
America's lamb industry lost 20% of its processing with the bankruptcy of a Greeley facility purchased by JBS. Lamb ranchers claim the closure puts them in crisis and lawmakers are asking the DOJ to investigate.
USDA's acreage numbers injected a substantial amount of uncertainty into both markets that appears set to stay in place throughout the summer, according to University of Illinois agricultural economist Todd Hubbs.
Summer often brings a few infectious ailments to beef cows. Common problems include eye infections and foot rot. Treatment of affected cows will often involve the use of antibiotics, so remember VFD rules.