Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) members and interested parties are encouraged to register early for the Cattlemens College at the 2009 Annual Oregon Cattlemens Association (OCA) Convention Dec. 3 at The Riverhouse in Bend, OR.
The National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA) is continuing to urge Congress to pass legislation providing additional relief and permanency in the tax code for Americas farmers, ranchers and other small business owners. As part of these ongoing efforts, NCBA is supporting H.
A veterinarian who is providing national leadership on the animal care issue, the chief executive officer of the National Cattlemens Beef Association (NCBA), and a U.S. senator from Kansas are among those on the program for the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) Convention in Wichita.
A tick-borne disease known as equine piroplasmosis has been confirmed on a ranch in south Texas. Additional testing is being conducted to determine the extent of infection. Horses on the ranch are quarantined to their premises and a thorough disease investigation is underway.
The prolonged wet weather is causing calf scours to become a problem in fallborn calves, according to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture. Scours is a broad, descriptive term referring to diarrhea. Its not a specific disease with a specific cause, but rather a clinical sign of a disease complex with many possible causes.
Feed accounts for 65 percent to 80 percent of total beef production costs. With grain prices at their highest levels ever, finding a way to lower those costs is important to cattle producers. Feed management practices go only so far, however. A more promising tool for cattle producers is genetic selection for improved feed efficiency.