Smooth bromegrass is a cool-season introduced grass with an advanced root system that tolerates temperature extremes and drought exceptionally well. This sod-forming perennial grass spreads rapidly through seeds and rhi
Late winter and early spring is the most challenging time of the year for the nutrition of the spring-calving beef cows. Unless cool season grasses are available, this is a season where maintaining or gaining body cond
Diarrhea in neonatal calves is one of the leading causes of morbidity (sickness) and mortality (death) in North America and Europe and continues to be a major cause of economic loss to the beef cattle industry.
Evidence of new life, that occurs so reliably each spring, is one of the non-monetary rewards resulting from association with grazing livestock production. New calves and green grass are welcome reminders of the marvelo
Calves- they're not easy to raise and we don't get any payback for at least two years. They get sick easily and take abundant resources, especially time and money, to rear into productive contributors to the
Drought has consumed the Southeast United States for several months. The focal point of this drought has been where Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia meet. However, the drought has spread into East Texas and Eastern Oklah
Feed conversions of calves fed creep feeds have been quite variable to say the least. Conversions of 5:1 or 5 pounds of grain consumed to 1 extra pound of calf weight are very rare and the optimum that can be expected w
Is pasteurized waste milk a cost-effective source of calf nutrition? How much does herd size influence the economics of purchasing a waste-milk pasteurization system? Is it ever economically advantageous to feed whole,
Veterinarians, and the farm and ranch crews they train, face inherently dangerous working conditions. One, with potentially serious or even fatal results, is injury from needles while injecting medications.
As drought conditions continue to expand across South Dakota, a number of producers will be considering harvesting failed grain crops as forage as a way to salvage some value from those fields. Besides considering crop