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Publication chemical/x-pdb Alternative Winter Feeding Strategies for Beef Cattle Management
The focus of this publication is to highlight alternative practices for consideration as an alternative to winter animal confinement in a feedlot. Advantages and disadvantages are highlighted based on available research.
Located in Livestock
Publication application/x-internet-signup Annual Cover Crop Options for Grazing and Haying in the Northern Plains
The purpose of this publication is to provide annual forage options that can be used in cover crop mixtures for livestock grazing and/or hay production. The use of cover crops in a cropping rotation has been resurrected in recent years due to greater awareness of their environmental and ecological impacts on our natural resources.
Located in Livestock
Publication application/x-maker Calving Book
Successful beef production begins with good records. CHAPS™ (Cow Herd Appraisal Performance Software) is a web-based recordkeeping and analysis application for cow-calf operations. CHAPS™ can help producers track inventories, evaluate cow profitability, and monitor herd reproduction and calf performance.
Located in Livestock
Publication Cattle Producer’s Guide to Feedlot Terminology
This publication is intended to familiarize cow-calf producers with the terminology that feedlot managers may use when discussing custom feeding and feedlots.
Located in Livestock
Publication Cyanide Poisoning
Cyanide, prussic acid and hydrocyanic acid are all terms describing the same toxic substance. It is one of the most rapidly acting toxins that affect mammals. Cyanide is a lethal ingredient that has been used in rodent and vermin killers.
Located in Livestock
Publication Cyanobacteria Poisoning (Blue-green Algae)
Drinking water from stagnant ponds and dugouts during hot, dry weather can cause sudden death in animals. This water can contain certain species of cyanobacteria (glue-green algae) are toxic. Cyanobacteria produce neuro and liver toxins that are poisonous to nearly all livestock, wildlife and humans.
Located in Livestock
Publication application/x-internet-signup Feeding Value of Sprouted Grains
Adverse weather conditions can cause problems in harvesting grain promptly. In this region, having wet weather conditions that delay the harvest is not unusual. These conditions can cause small grains to sprout in the swath or in the head, making them unsuitable for use in the milling, brewing and food industries. However, this sprouted grain can be fed to livestock.
Located in Livestock
Publication application/x-internet-signup Fusarium Head Blight (Scab) of Small Grains
This publication provides information for the identification and management of Fusarium head blight and associated mycotoxins.
Located in Crops
Publication Johne’s Disease in Beef and Dairy Herds
Johne’s is a slowly progressive disease that costs the producer through excessive culling, suboptimal milk production, decreased fertility and death loss.
Located in Livestock
Publication Livestock Water Quality
Water is an important, but often overlooked, nutrient. Livestock water requirements are affected by many factors, including size, productivity, diet and environmental conditions. Good water quality and cleanliness can increase water intake and improve livestock production.
Located in Livestock
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