Recent Blog Posts

A Better Way to Manage Heat Stress in Dairy Cattle

Heat stress is expensive. It can have a serious impact on cattle breeding efficiency, milk production, and feed intake. Keeping your cows safe and productive costs you time, effort, and money. Exactly how much does heat stress cost you in dollars and cents? Consider that dairy cattle operations can expect to lose about 10% to 35% of an animal’s current milk production during heat intense periods.

Nutrition Your Cattle Needs

Good nutrition is essential for the health of your herd, but there are many different factors that affect what nutrition your cattle need. By understanding your cattle's needs, you can adjust their diet to offer them the best possible feed in different situations.

Calf scours and their treatment

When a calf develops scours it easily has the ability to kill them if not identified and treated properly. Scours, in its basic definition, is severe dehydration causing frequent and watery diarrhea. Quite often when a calf has scours, it will always be thirsty and try to drink anything that it can in large quantities.

What is grass tetany? Grass tetany, also known as “grass staggers”, “wheat pasture poisoning” & “winter tetany”, is a fatal metabolic disease caused by a low levels of magnesium in the blood serum of ruminant livestock including beef cattle, dairy cattle and sheep.