You Don’t Have to Body Condition Score Every Cow

You Don’t Have to Body Condition Score Every Cow

It is the time of year when the body condition of cows should be on producer’s minds. The grass is short this fall, due to the lack of rain and the early frosts, so we need to be on our “A game” when it comes to our fall/winter cow nutrition....
First Panhandle Cattlemen’s College was Successful

First Panhandle Cattlemen’s College was Successful

Cattle producers gathered from across multiple states to learn, network and develop their herds management strategies at the Panhandle Cattlemen’s College. The Panhandle Cattlemen’s College was developed to meet the needs of cattlemen as they work to...
Foot Rot in Cattle this Summer

Foot Rot in Cattle this Summer

  I have been treating quite a bit of foot rot in my herd in the past month and odds are, if I am seeing it in the cattle we manage, everyone else is too. Thus, let us take a few minutes to review the ins and outs of foot rot. The bacterium that is responsible...
Myth Busters: GnRH Hormone Edition

Myth Busters: GnRH Hormone Edition

Back in 2003 the Discovery Channel rolled out Myth Busters and we all started looking at things we accepted as truth and asking if they were BUSTED or CONFIRMED! While there are few people in the cattle industry blowing things up on a daily basis (not on purpose),...
Why Buyers Pay More for Castrated Calves?

Why Buyers Pay More for Castrated Calves?

Over average, castrated steer calves will bring $25 to $45/head more than bull calves at local livestock markets, the spread generally increases as calves get older/heavier – these calves will be significantly discounted when not castrated. Why will buyers pay...