Many of us in the United States are bracing ourselves for record cold temperatures this week.
Small animal owners are warned to keep their pets indoors during subzero temperatures, but severe wind and cold present different challenges for livestock owners. You can't fit your cattle or horses in the living room to hang out on the couch and wait out the winter storm with you.
Feeding a quality calf milk replacer offers many benefits to your calves. It can result in higher growth rates among other advantages.
However, to maximize these benefits you need to make sure you are correctly mixing the milk replacer. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your milk replacer.
Producers that fail to remove the net wrap from their round bales could be causing serious problems for themselves and their herd in the future.
Net wrap refers to the wrapping or string that binds hay together. Round bales are commonly fed to cattle and the net wrap that keeps them together comes in different materials.
It doesn't matter what type of wrap is used or whether the hay bales are fed whole or after grinding, many producers leave the wrap on.
The primary concern of every producer is the health of their animals. Cattle producers know that the animal's appetite is an indicator of good health.
Sometimes, maintaining a good appetite in your cattle is easier said than done.
Here are some tips to help you maintain a healthy appetite in your cattle.
If you're expecting newborn calves during the cold winter season, you should prepare now for the potential difficulties the weather can bring. We'll give you some tips below to help you care for your winter calves.