The new Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will change the use of medicated milk replacers. Danielle Mzyk, DVM/PhD candidate at North Carolina State University College
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.
If veterinary feed directive or VFD isn't in your ranching dictionary, it's something you need to learn the definition of, how it will apply to your health management program and what communications you will want to ini
Much has been written about the state of cattle numbers across the nation. Shrinking herd numbers have experts concerned about the industry's ability to fill available feedlot pen space, keep packing plants operating an
Maybe it's still too early for a post-mortem on lean, finely textured "Dude, it's beef!" But the litany of errors in positioning and promoting the product would fill a how-not-to-do-it marketing manual.
Rain during harvest and filling can be exasperating, especially after you’ve probably spent time carefully determining your forage’s moisture content. Here’s how weather events can affect both quality and yield.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the combination feeding of Pulmotil (tilmicosin), an in-feed bovine respiratory disease treatment, with Rumensin, an efficiency-enhancing feed additive.
Heat and drought over the summer months created an ideal environment for Aspergillus ear rot to form in corn grain and silage. The disease is caused by a fungus that may produce aflatoxin, which can be harmful to livest