Does your current cattle vaccination regime include a dewormer? If not, you may want to consider adding it. Pour-on topical dewormers, like Ivermectin, serve as an effective way to help control and manage internal and external parasites in your cattle. Ivermectin is cost-effective and a little application goes a long ways in keeping your cattle healthy. Dosage is … [Read more...] about Ivermectin Pour-On Dewormer for Cattle
Welcome to Part 2 of our blog series on Testing and Measuring the Quality of your Cattle's Winter Hay. Please be sure to read Part 1 - Why should we care about hay quality? Today's post will focus on the methodology of collecting a forage sample, the tools/supplies needed, and where you can send your forage sample for analysis. We live in Northern Maine and send our … [Read more...] about Testing and Measuring the Quality of your Cattle’s Winter Hay – PART 2: Testing Hay Quality
This will be a 3-part blog series on: Testing and Measuring the Quality of your Cattle's Winter Hay. Today's post is Part 1 - Why should we care about hay quality? (Part 2 of our series is ready to read as well! Please check it out!) Forage costs are arguably the highest expense for any cattle operation, especially for those farmers whom feed-out hundreds of hay bales … [Read more...] about Testing and Measuring the Quality of your Cattle’s Winter Hay – PART 1: Why should we care about hay quality?
Are you struggling with infertility in your cow herd? Is your herd susceptible to multiple pinkeye infections, despite a seemingly solid vaccination program? Are you experiencing late-term abortions and/or stillbirths? Are you noticing a decrease in coat quality in your herd? Are you seeing a rapid decline in body condition in your cows, despite a solid feeding regime? Let … [Read more...] about Trace Mineral Supplements for Cattle
It's devastating. A long, hard winter finally eases its grip, the snow begins to melt, and you find a dead calf on the ground. With today's calf prices and production costs, the financial aspect of a dead calf is a tough enough pill to swallow, but when added to the emotional toll, the abortion issue is not an enjoyable topic. We just found our first dead calf on the ground … [Read more...] about Late Term Abortion in Beef Cattle