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Nebraska Rancher Uses Herd to Honor Frontline Workers

David Schuler’s Christmastime tradition turned into a tribute to those working on as first responders through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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U.S. CattleTrace Releases Membership Model

U.S. CattleTrace, a not-for-profit that securely maintains and manages data collected as part of disease traceability, announced the release of its model for membership.

Value-Added Premiums $50 Per Head, Data Show

An analysis of Superior Livestock Auction’s summer 2020 video sales finds consistent premiums for weaning and vaccination programs.

What Makes Foot-and-Mouth So Infectious?

Scientists have conducted a ‘molecular dissection’ of a part of the virus that causes foot-and-mouth disease, to try and understand why the pathogen is so infectious.

Black baldy on pasture in Oklahoma.
BVD Is Alive And Well

The most important aspect of virus transmission in cattle is dam to calf during pregnancy. The effect on the pregnancy and the calf depends on when it is exposed during gestation.

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Red Angus Releases New Index to Identify Profitability

The Red Angus Association of America released an updated suite of bio-economic selection indexes, including the Profitability and Sustainability index, abbreviated ProS, that covers economically relevant traits.

Andrew Curtis (right), doctoral research assistant works in the laboratory with Hans Coetzee (left), professor and head of the anatomy and physiology department.
A Good Time To Check For Anaplasmosis

Late fall is a good time to start evaluating the disease status in cattle.

Volatile Cattle Markets Call For More Diligent Disease Management

Volatile cattle prices and decreased margins make managing bovine respiratory disease imperative to protecting the profitability of stocker operations.