It’s a silent challenge, yet costly to the beef cattle business: liver abscess disease.
You can’t look at a pen of feedyard cattle and know which ones have liver abscesses. Even technologies like ultrasound or blood tests don’t uncover it, but it costs the industry $60 million annually.
Imagine a world where you could breed cattle that never get sick. It’s not as far off as you might think. Ongoing research across two continents is uncovering genetic tools to help select for increased immunity.
A treatment for sick cattle that almost always works….suddenly almost never works? It happens when bacteria find ways to defeat the antimicrobial.
Spring Cove Ranch of Bliss, Idaho, and Purath Angus Farm of Red Lake Falls, Minnesota, were both honored as Century Award recipients during the 2019 Angus Convention in Reno, Nevada.
Working with livestock isn't a skill we're born with; it’s learned through discipline and practice. That's from cattle consultant Kip Lukasiewicz, sharing practical ways to rethink cattle handling.
Growing more pounds of beef efficiently makes sense for everybody from ranch to consumer, according to a longtime South Dakota feedyard nutritionist.
Ten or 15 years ago, people used vitamin and supplement pills to stay healthy and balance their diet. Today, the focus is much more on food, and meat plays a key role.