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    • African Rue Biology and Management 

      Hart, Charles R. (2002-10-17)
      African rue is a toxic and highly invasive plant found in western parts of Texas. This publication describes the plant and explains the symptoms it can cause in livestock that ingest it. There are suggestions for controlling ...
    • Anaplasmosis in Beef Cattle 

      Gill, Ronald J. (1994-09-29)
      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 ...
    • Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle 

      Patterson, D.; Forrest, D. W.; Williams, G. L. (2007-01-03)
      These proceedings summarize historical and current research on the physiological processes of the estrous cycle, procedures for synchronizing estrus and ovulation, and the proper application of these systems for artificial ...
    • Assisting Difficult Calving 

      Faries Jr., Floron C. (2006-12-20)
      Calving difficulty is frequently caused by disproportionate size--the calf is too big for the birth canal. This publication discusses the stages of labor, how to assist in delivery and what to do after the delivery of a calf.
    • Avoiding Calving Problems 

      Sprott, L. R. (1998-03-12)
      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 ...
    • Beef Cattle Marketing Alliances 

      Sartwelle III, James D.; Davis, Ernest E.; Mintert, James R.; Borchardt, Rob (2000-09-13)
      This leaflet focuses on the three kinds of beef carcass alliances: breed association-sponsored; commercial; and natural/implant-free. Each is intended to help producers make their operations more profitable. In the long ...
    • Biosecurity for Beef Cattle Operations 

      Cleere, Jason; Gill, Ronald J.; Dement, Angela (2008-10-06)
      Biosecurity in the beef cattle industry involves understanding disease transmission and animal immunity, and then establishing a sound program for disease prevention. This publication explains general biosecurity practices.
    • Bioterrorism Preparedness--Anthrax 

      Lawhorn, D. Bruce (2002-04-24)
      This publication explains how people can prepare for a terrorist attack that uses anthrax. It discusses the reasons anthrax might be used in a bioterrorist attack and lists symptoms of anthrax infection in people and signs ...
    • Block and Tub Supplements for Grazing Beef Cattle 

      Machen, Richard V. (2003-03-19)
      Block supplements offer cattle producers a means of supplementing the diets of their grazing beef cattle. This publication discusses the types of blocks available and recommendations for the use of each.
    • Body Condition, Nutrition and Reproduction of Beef Cows 

      Herd, Dennis B.; Sprott, L. R. (1998-03-16)
      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 ...
    • Bovine Paratuberculosis of Beef Cattle 

      Faries Jr., Floron C.; Roussel, Allen J.; Thrift, Todd A.; Gill, Ronald J.; Magee, Derry D. (2002-02-05)
      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 ...
    • Bovine Paratuberculosis of Dairy Cattle 

      Faries Jr., Floron C.; Jordan, Ellen R.; Stokes, Sandra R.; Magee, Derry D.; Roussel, Allen J. (1999-03-11)
      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, ...
    • Break-even Costs for Cow/Calf Producers 

      Sprott, L. R. (1998-10-14)
      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.
    • Breeding Soundness of Bulls 

      Sprott, L. R.; Thrift, Todd A.; Carpenter, Bruce B. (1998-10-09)
      The breeding ability and genetic makeup of the bull are critical to any breeding program. This leaflet explains the function of each organ in the bull's reproductive system, the evaluation of a bull's breeding soundness, ...
    • Bull Management for Cow/Calf Producers 

      Sprott, L. R.; Carpenter, Bruce B.; Thrift, Todd A. (2005-09-09)
      Management techniques can help ensure that bulls contribute their fullest production potential and improve the chances of high fertility. Proper bull selection and management from weaning through maturity will boost their ...
    • Buying Vs. Raising Replacement Heifers 

      Cleere, Jason (2006-01-02)
      When deciding on the best strategy for replacing heifers, beef cattle producers should weigh several factors. This publication discusses several such issues, including current and future market prices; herd size; pastures, ...
    • Calf Removal: A Way to Stimulate Reproduction in Cows 

      Sprott, L. R. (2003-10-08)
      Cows that are slow to breed or fail to breed are costly to producers. One of the factors that delays the resumption of estrous activity in a cow--and subsequent breeding--is nursing stress. Removing a calf from a dam, ...
    • Cattle Vaccines 

      Faries Jr., Floron C. (2005-11-11)
      Vaccines deliver antigens that stimulate the body's production of antibodies in response to disease. Cattle can be vaccinated with noninfectious or infectious vaccines. The types of vaccine products, proper handling of ...
    • Choosing the Time of Year to Breed and Calve Beef Cows in Texas 

      Sprott, L. R. (2001-01-04)
      The time of year that cows calve directly affects many herd management practices. Therefore, producers should consider carefully the time of year to breed cattle. This publication looks at research that covers several ...
    • Common Cattle Parasites 

      Faries Jr., Floron C. (2005-11-11)
      This publication discusses common internal and external parasites in cattle: hairworms, lung worms, liver flukes, coccidia, horn flies, lice and grubs. Preventive and treatment methods are also covered.