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Break-even Costs for Cow/Calf Producers
Calculating the break-even costs of production can help cow/calf producers make better management decisions for the current year or for the near future. This publication explains how to figure break-even costs.
Retained Ownership Strategies for Cattlemen
Retained ownership, or market integration, involves carrying over a production activity into the next phase of preparation for the marketplace. This publication discusses the advantages associated with this production and ...
Avoiding Calving Problems
Calving difficulty, or dystocia, is influenced largely by genetics and the age of the dam. The main cause of calving problems is heavy birthweight. Solutions include selecting the right bull and mating it to properly ...
Implanting Beef Calves and Stocker Cattle
Implanting beef calves offers one of the highest benefit-to-cost ratios of all the management practices available to cow/calf and stocker cattle producers. This publication offers advice on implant administration.
Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
Infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) is a complex of disease syndromes occuring throughout the United States and the other major cattle-producing areas of the world. It affects cattle and some wild ruminants. This ...
Reproductive Diseases in Cattle
This publication describes prevention measures, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options for the most common reproductive diseases in cattle: brucellosis (Bang's disease); leptospirosis; infectious bovine rhinotracheitis ...
Bovine Paratuberculosis of Dairy Cattle
Paratuberculosis, or Johne's (pronounced "Yo-nees) disease, is a chronic intestinal infection of cattle. It is increasingly recognized in both dairy and beef herds. This publication discusses transmission of the bacteria, ...
Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle
Anaplasmosis is an infectious disease of cattle that destroys red blood cells. The disease is caused by a parasite, Anaplasma marginale, found in the red blood cells of infected cattle. It can be transmitted from infected ...
Body Condition, Nutrition and Reproduction of Beef Cows
Producers must be able to evaluate beef cows' body reserves and to relate the evaluation to reproductive and nutritional management. Topics discussed include the practical importance of body condition scoring and various ...
Using a Slide in Beef Cattle Marketing
Selling cattle in advance of delivery requires the seller to estimate the future weight of the cattle. The sale price usually must be adjusted because delivery weights differ from estimated weights. This publication explains ...