Asian Longhorned Tick; a new tick known to attack animals in large numbers!

h– Tim McDermott DVM, OSU Extension Educator, Franklin County (originally published in Farm and Dairy) The Asian longhorned tick attacks wild and domestic animals and humans. Photo by Anna Pasternak, UK entomology graduate student. My colleague Erika Lyon wrote a great article in the January 24th, 2019 All About Grazing column in Farm and Dairy (link) that [...]

By |2020-08-12T04:18:23-05:00August 12th, 2020|0 Comments

New Funding for Cattle Producers to Secure Strong Future for the Beef Industry

  National Cattlemen’s Foundation announces a partnership with Cargill to invest in the long-term resilience and professional development of farmers and ranchers DENVER (July 16, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) today announced its partnership with Cargill to provide funding to North American cattle producers to provide practical tools to help manage market shifts, [...]

By |2020-07-16T16:31:34-05:00July 16th, 2020|0 Comments

Are Genetics the Key to Dealing with Fescue Toxicosis?

– Christine Gelley, Agriculture and Natural Resources Educator, Noble County, OSU Extension (originally published in The Ohio Cattleman, Expo 2020 issue) One of the sessions that I attended during the American Forage and Grassland Council at the beginning of 2020 explored the possibility of identifying genetic markers in cattle for tolerance of the endophytic fungus [...]

By |2020-03-11T04:32:27-05:00March 11th, 2020|0 Comments

But, the feed tag says only 1.5 pounds/head/day!

– Stan Smith, OSU Extension PA, Fairfield County An article we published nearly two years ago – Not all corn is created equal! – resulted in questions regarding feed supplement tags, the amount of protein in most of the supplements we’re using in some common small Midwest feedlot rations, and why we might need additional [...]

By |2020-01-22T03:36:15-06:00January 22nd, 2020|0 Comments

Western Ranchers Welcome BLM Action to Improve Grazing Regulations

WASHINGTON (Jan. 17, 2020) – Western ranchers welcomed a Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Notice of Intent (NOI), which appeared in today’s Public Inspection and will publish in the Federal Register on January 21st, announcing that the agency is preparing an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) on new grazing regulations. The NOI opened a public comment [...]

By |2020-01-17T08:55:10-06:00January 17th, 2020|0 Comments

Johne’s Disease and Detection in Beef Cattle – Part I, Frequently Asked Questions

Michelle Arnold, DVM, MPH UK Ruminant Extension Veterinarian What is Johne’s Disease? Johne’s (pronounced Yo-knees) Disease is a chronic disease of profuse, watery diarrhea and weight loss or “wasting” in adult cattle (Figure 1) caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subsp. paratuberculosis, commonly referred to as “MAP”. This is a slow, progressive disease that begins [...]

By |2019-07-31T09:06:37-05:00July 31st, 2019|0 Comments

Leading-Edge Topics at American Simmental Association’s Fall Focus

Ranchers looking to secure better genetic outcomes should register this month for the 2019 event in Manhattan, KS. Bozeman, MT – “Focus on you. Focus on success. Focus on profit.” That’s what cattlemen attending the American Simmental Association’s upcoming Fall Focus event can expect. The 2019 annual gathering takes place August 23-27 in Manhattan, KS.  [...]

By |2019-07-11T09:05:23-05:00July 11th, 2019|0 Comments
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