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UNL BeefWatch March 2015

Nebraska BQA: Starting Newborn Calves Off Right

Remember to follow all product labels pertaining to dosage, administration, storage, and withdrawal times, and to keep good health records.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz. Calving season for many producers is near, which means it is time to develop a Herd Health Plan (HHP) to start those newborn calves out on the right track, promoting good health. An appropriate Herd Health Plan/Protocol ensures that all cattle are raised in the best health.

A strong HHP begins Continue reading…

BeefWatch Podcast

The BeefWatch Podcast provides the same timely information as this newsletter, just in a downloadable audio form. Our newsletter now has an audio companion. The BeefWatch Our newsletter now has an audio companion. The BeefWatch Podcast provides the same timely information as this newsletter, just in a downloadable audio form. Information geared to helping beef cattle producers improve the sustainability and pro Continue reading…

Cattle Castration and Dehorning Pain Management

Meloxicam is the medication of choice for post-surgery pain management.Dehorning and castration of calves intended for beef production are common management practices performed in the U.S. A variety of methods are available to perform these procedures and each has both positive and negative benefits. However, all methods of dehorning and castration result in some lev Continue reading…

Dormant Spray For Alfalfa Weeds

Timing is crucial when controlling winter annual weeds in alfalfa.  Photo courtesy of Troy Walz.Warmer spring weather soon will green up your alfalfa. Before that happens, though, maybe you should do a little weed control.

Weeds like pennycress, downy brome, mustards, cheatgrass, dandelion, and shepherd's purse are common in first cut alfalfa. They lower alfalfa yields, reduce quality, le Continue reading…

Estrus Synchronization in Heifers and Cows Webinar

Estrus Synchronization in Heifers and Cows Webinar.Dr. Rick Funston discusses planning for successful use of estrus synchronization in beef heifers and cows. Current protocols and management strategies to optimize pregnancy rates through the use of estrus synchronization are discussed.

This webinar provides an excellent opportunity for producers t Continue reading…

Originally published Sunday March 1, 2015 - Submit an Item