Recent Blog Posts

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.

KEEP ONE EYE ON THE WEATHER AND THE OTHER EYE ON THE COWS For a majority of beef cattle producers, spring is calving season. That means a busy time, especially with weather challenges. Planning for all possibilities is the best way to prepare for a successful calving season, according to Dr. Patrick Davis, livestock specialist, University of Missouri Extension.

While it is the first of June and most producers are concerned with getting hay put up for winter feeding, its also the opportune time to start thinking about marketing strategies for those spring born calves. As cow-calf producers we have very little influence on what market prices are. What we can influence is the “Quantity” and “Quality” of calves we produce.

Whether you’re an experienced hand or just  learning the basics of wood, wire and tape, there’s always something more to learn  when it comes to livestock fencing. Jim Gerrish,  of American GrazingLands Services LLC, in May,  Idaho, and Kevin Derynck, Gallagher territory manager based in Keystone, S. , shared their thoughts on the seven most common cattle fencing mistakesD 1.

Mid-West Cattlemen News Before I get to this month’s topic, I wanted to introduce myself and tell you a little about my experience. My name is Wesley Moore and I had the privilege of joining the Cargill US Beef Technical Service Team on March 1st, 2017. In my previous position I was a nutritionist/production manager for Buchheit Inc, a family owned feed business in southeast Missouri.

Caring for Piglets

Pigs can be a fun and profitable addition to your farm, whether you are raising a pig for meat or to breed more pigs to sell. It can be a challenge to care for piglets, however, and you need to be ready to meet their particular needs in order to raise thriving, healthy pigs.