Livestock

Chute Side Vaccine Management Tips

A good vaccination program is only as good as the techniques used in each step of administration, said Taylor Grussing, SDSU Extension Cow/Calf Field Specialist. "Seventy percent of beef operations administer vaccines to cows and calves at least one time...

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4-H is Worthy of Saving, and Here’s Why

If you recall, we put out a plea for help to save 4-H a few years ago. The response from people offering to help save 4-H programs across this great country of ours has been overwhelming. The objective has not only been to raise enough money to keep our...

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The Humble Hamburger: A Great American Icon

The recent 4th of July celebration is just another reminder of our freedoms and contributions of this great country of ours. Both are often taken for granted. We wake up in the morning and just assume it’s safe to walk out the front door, and that there...

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The Road Most Travelled to the County Fair

Ours was the road most travelled to the county fair, as it was a direct shot from our driveway to the gateway to the fairgrounds. Many a horse knew its way down that two-mile stretch of unbridled travel. Likewise, there was always that touch of personal involvement...

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Helping Your Calves Beat the Summer Heat

As summer heats up, you may find yourself spending more time in the pool, enjoying ice-cold drinks and sitting in air conditioning to keep cool. Calves also behave differently in the summer to avoid heat stress. By providing your calves with a proper environment and...

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County Fairs: Still the Biggest ‘Show’ on Earth

For farmers and ranchers, the county fair is the greatest show on earth — nearly 3000 fairs occupying more than a quarter million acres. Maybe the county fair in your county has shrunk in size, but when combined with others across the country it's still quite a show...

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Debunking Four Cattle Mineral Misconceptions

Common mineral misconceptions could be holding cattle back. “It’s too costly.” “My cows won’t eat it.” “We don’t need it where I live.” These are just a few of the common objections to providing cattle with mineral supplementation. But, are these objections fact,...

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Legacy Quest: Why Do You Raise Cattle? [GUEST POST]

Why do you raise cattle? It isn’t a flippant question, but one I want you to deeply consider. You have to make money to survive, but there are easier ways. It’s likely not the impressive health insurance benefits or the bonus pools, sales incentive trips or the...

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New Portable A.I. Barn Keeps Animals and Operators Safe

If you want less stress during breeding and better results during calving, the Silent Sire Portable A.I. Barn from TravAlong could be the solution. This portable barn, designed for the safety of the operator and animal, focuses on comfort and function with...

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