LIVESTOCK NEWS
Strong Immunity Wins
Mon Mar 3, 2014 09:43 AM CST

Two weeks after calving, cows lose body condition. But if she is short on nutrients, too, that drop-off can set off a chain reaction that's hard to stop.

Don Hubbell has both a producer's eye and a researcher's curiosity when it comes to cattle. He is director of the University of Arkansas Livestock and Forestry Research Station, in Batesville, and has his own cow herd, as well. His aim this time of year is to be sure cows calve at a BCS (Body Condition Score) of between 6 and 7. The same holds ...

Quick View
  • Betting on Shorter Beans Researchers at the University of Nebraska and Purdue University have pinpointed a gene that produ...
  • Farming on the Mother Road - 5 Chris Clayton has been continuing his trip looking at the state of agriculture along historic Rou...
  • Farmers Pivot Back After Storms The majority of center pivots damaged by severe weather earlier this summer in Nebraska are up an...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 3 As crop prices and insurance coverage swoon, farmers may need to supplement incomes with federal ...
  • Weathering the Drought Parts of the panhandle and western Oklahoma are still considered as being in extreme or exception...
  • AFBF Appeal The American Farm Bureau Federation asked a federal appeals court to reverse a lower court's Sept...
  • Pick Contingency Plans - 2 Commodity payments are largely capped at $125,000 per person. People must also report under $900,...
  • Ask the Vet What can I do to prevent the spread of facial warts in my herd?
Related News Stories
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Stressed Stockers
Ammoniation and WDG
The Market's Fine Print
Cutting Risks
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Farming on the Mother Road - 6
DTN Weekly Distillers Grains Update
Herd Booster
Extra Layers