The ongoing COVID-19 serves as a reminder to cattle ranchers about the importance of sound, common sense biosecurity measures that can aid in reducing the risk of a disease outbreak in the new 2020 calf crop.
Cold and wet weather have added to the calving challenges of Iowa cow-calf producers. Iowa State University Extension beef specialist Beth Doran said both are ideal conditions for contributing to calf scours.
Farmers and ranchers affected by wildfires are in desperate need of hay and other supplies. Blizzard conditions this past weekend in states north also created need for forage and government disaster assistance.