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No mRNA Vaccines in U.S. Cattle

Sabrina Halvorson Cattle

Social media has been sharing information that mRNA vaccines are getting used in raising the U.S. cattle herd. A National Cattlemen’s Beef Association statement says there are no current mRNA vaccines licensed for use in beef cattle in the United States. “Cattle farmers and ranchers do vaccinate cattle to treat and prevent many diseases,” the statement says, “but presently, none …

Invest in Health: Setting your Calves up for Success

Sabrina Halvorson Cattle

By Will Jordan Setting a calf up for success immunologically starts early and starts at home. We caught up with Dan Skruggs, Cattle Technical Services Veterinarian for Zoetis during the recent Cattle Industry Convention in New Orleans. Skruggs shared his insight on preventive measures that can be taken against respiratory disease in your calves at home. Listen to Will Jordan’s interview …

Trichomoniasis Testing Tips from Boehringer Ingelheim

Taylor Hillman Cattle, News from Our Sponsors

Boehringer Ingelheim (BI) wants Southeast cattle producers to know that every cow that is bred by a bull infected with trichomoniasis, or trich, has a high potential to contract the infection. While it may be common for older bulls to be carriers, it’s just as important to test young bulls too. Dr. Jody Wade, cattle professional services veterinarian for BI, talked with …


Global Livestock Show Worth The Trip – Sommet De L’Elevage

Dan Cattle, Sheep-Goats

U.S. cattle and livestock producers interested in keeping up with their industry in other parts of the world first-hand should consider a visit to one of the world’s largest and best run annual livestock events, the Sommet De L’Elevage (Livestock Summit) in Clermont-Ferrand, France held the first week in October. I can attest from first-hand experience as the first American farm journalist to …


Large Cattle Feedlot Inventories

Dan Cattle

USDA’s latest Cattle on Feed Report indicates 11.7 million head were on feed as of June 1, 2019, two percent above June 1, 2018. And according to a story from Gary Crawford, that is despite a slowdown in placements. Also in that report, USDA notes marketing’s of fed cattle during May was 2.07 million head, 1 percent above 2018.


Advanced Grazing School & Deep South Stocker Conference

Dan Cattle, Education

Southeast producers are invited to the 2019 Advanced Grazing School, July 16-17, at the Livestock Instructional Arena in Athens, GA. This will be an intense two day hands on event that overlaps with the Deep South Stocker Conference on the second day. Tentative topics for the Grazing School include: Forage Systems for Stocker Cattle: Cool Season and Warm Season Systems …


Cattle on Feed Up Two Percent

Dan Cattle

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its May Cattle on Feed Report, showing the numbers of cattle and calves on feed for the U.S. slaughter market was 11.8 million head on May 1, two percent above May 1, 2018. This is the highest May 1 inventory since the series began in 1996. USDA livestock analyst Shayle Shagam looks at …


Cattle Industry’s Beef Quality Assurance Program Develops, Distributes Extensive National Manual

Dan Beef, Beef, Cattle, Industry News Release

Checkoff-Funded Effort Is a Resource for Responsible Cattle Management An official manual for the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program that is both detailed and extensive is now being distributed nationwide throughout the cattle industry. The manual and the BQA program are both managed by the producer education team at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. …