LIVESTOCK NEWS
Ask The Vet
Mon Nov 26, 2012 10:44 AM CST

HEADLINE: Ask The Vet

SUBHEAD: Bull-Buying Basics

http://cmsappprod01.dtn.com/…

CAPTION: Protect your herd from disease by running through this checklist. (DTN/Progressive Farmer image by Jim Patrico)

QUESTION: When purchasing a new bull, what should I do to protect my herd from any possible diseases the bull might bring in?

ANSWER: Years ago the first two things on that list would have probably been brucellosis and tuberculosis, but today many states are free of those diseases. The bigger threats now are from diseases that many producers haven't even heard of.

1. Let's start ...

Quick View
  • The Trouble With Talc Planting can be dusty work, but a little housekeeping is in order to protect pollinators this spr...
  • Fescue Workaround Fescue can be a challenge, but Butch Foster said he and his dad, Bob, put 200 to 250 pounds on ca...
  • Ask the Taxman by Andy Biebl Readers pose tax questions on how to justify repairs, handle capital gains on a residence and com...
  • $3 Corn Subdues Bids March auctions show cash rent shocks could mount in 2016.
  • Sample With Precision Dan Davidson looks at how to measure the horsepower of your soil with the Solvita soil respiratio...
  • USDA Defines Actively Engaged Under the 2014 farm bill, family operations are exempted from proposed changes in actively engage...
  • New Paths Max payments forecast in areas of hardest-hit 2014 corn yields.
  • She's Got It All Alicia Mielke is a farm girl originally from Harrington, Wash., who continues to lend a hand to h...
  • Ask the Vet Would a bull with an undescended testicle or one that was a hard pull at birth be worthy of breed...
Related News Stories
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
The Market's Fine Print
DTN's Livestock Quick Takes
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
DTN Before The Bell-Livestock
DTN Closing Livestock Comments
Harrington's Sort & Cull