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Herd Health

Find information about vaccination protocols, disease control, biosecurity, and working with your veterinarian on antibiotic treatment.

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The old management adage “If you don’t measure it, you can’t improve it” holds true for many beef production traits. It is especially true for dystocia or calving difficulty.

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Around 10 years ago, employees at Carrousel Farms noticed spikes of scours among their 700 spring-born calves.

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Calving in the winter and early spring can be a challenge due to bad weather conditions and mud.Scouring calves at this time of year can also be a big concern for some operations.

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There are several things a calf and its mother must accomplish in the first 24 hours to assure survival.

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Know practical steps to handle calving emergencies

You hope every cow or heifer calves without problems, but occasionally emergencies occur that demand attention.

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Livestock producers may not be able to see the difference between stable flies and other flies at a distance, but they can definitely see the stable flies’ effect on their cattle as the animals stop grazing and bunch together to minimize the number of bites they’re getting.

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