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ISSUE DATE: 02/14/2011

Herd health programs help with costs

By Kylene Scott

Mom always said, "Don't go outside with wet hair in the cold because you will get sick." Is it really that simple? What about for livestock?

Overall animal health has a number of influential factors, weather being one of them. One day it's sunny and 50 degrees in January, the next it might be below zero with snow on the ground and a relentless wind. These conditions make managing herd health a daunting and often difficult task. However, good management of animal health is an important part of surviving economically in the cattle industry.

So what can producers do to improve their overall herd health? A couple of things, but most importantly start with a plan.


NEWS

3i Show to host High School Ag Career Day
Ag Day celebrates American ag
Baxter Black to perform in Pratt
Consumers value safer food
Convention features USDA-DOJ listening session
Dayton taps former lawmaker for top Minnesota farm job
Economist advises delaying income tax preparation
Edamame production takes a step forward
Exporting to Cuba workshop set for March 31
Farming beyond the field
Feds announce $23M to protect sage grouse habitat
Grant application workshops to be held in Emporia, Hays
ISU recognizes outstanding faculty and staff
Kansas Farm Bureau honors Century Farms
Learn more about robotics Feb. 19
New dietary guidelines help with health goals
Program helps women succeed in agriculture
Protecting bond income
UNL offers software training
USDA declares counties as disaster areas
USDA funds renewable energy production
USDA programs may help ranchers hurt by blizzard
Western Farm Show families visit Health and Safety Roundup
Where will agriculture spending be cut?

CROPS

Ag Marketing seminar to take place at the NMAE
Ag weather stations save money and water
Analyst warns farmers about holding grain to sell at market highs
Checkoff launches online sorghum profitability calculators
Coalition to address grain safety
Don't miss the profit
'Fire gel' protects beneficial nematodes from sun
Grass germplasm collection includes endophytes
Insecticide recommendations available
Kansas NRCS receives funding for farm, ranch lands program
K-State hosts ag events
Learn strategies for Integrated Pest Management
NACD elects new officers, approves farm bill principles
National Biodiesel Conference highlights future, squelches doubts
NAWG names Wheat Leader of the Year
Nebraska Wheat Board to meet
Plant breeding and genomics resource available
Portales biofuel plant restarting after 2 years
Private pesticide applicator trainings scheduled
Resistance seen in common herbicides, prescription drugs
Roosevelt County celebrates 19th Annual New Mexico Ag Expo
Soybean Board seeks director candidates
Soybean meal sources are good fish meal alternatives
SOYVA, new Soybean Updates available
State seeks more lookouts for invasive pests
U.S. soybean farmers to see checkoff in action
UNL Extension offers Crop Production Clinics
USB welcomes new biobased product label
USDA announces partial deregulation for Roundup Ready sugar beets
Using manure as a nutrient source
USW elects new officers
Webinar to discuss 2011 crop insurance, marketing
Wheat industry to Congress: 'Don't cut research funding'
WSSA applauds USDA funding of vital weed science research

LIVESTOCK

Ag Expo to feature stock dog training
AGA directors, leadership elected
Angus calves continue to outsell similar non-Angus calves
Antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in swine operations
Are you ready for calving season?
ASA honors breeder
ASA, AJSA offer summer internship
Auction benefits Hereford youth
Beef Quality Assurance training available
Bison slaughter on hold as park reviews lawsuit
Blizzard keeps Midwest cattle ranchers busy
Brahman registrations continue to rise
Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference to celebrate 40th anniversary
CSU scientists use stem cells to treat livestock
Current cattle prices not likely to fizzle quickly
Dairy producers seek relief from high feed prices
Developing a better stock horse
FDA finds salmonella during egg farm inspections
'Genetics on Ice' auction benefits Limousin events
Get ready for calving season
Herd health programs help with costs
ICA to set priorities at annual meeting
Iowa cattleman re-elected to ASA board
Juniors exhibit Shorthorn champions
K-State's Cattlemen's Day set for March 4
Limousin Herdsman of the Year Award presented
Mill Bar Angus holds production sale
Montana cattleman elected to ASA board
N.D. Sheepman elected ASI secretary/treasurer
NALF hosts Limousin sale at NWSS
National bison judging contest held
NCBA sets 2011 policy priorities
Nebraska Ranch Practicum accepting registrations
OPSU bull sale set for Feb. 21
Prime Time Cattleman's Meeting is in Russell Feb. 22
Producer confidence in beef checkoff growing
Producers reminded to test for bovine trichomoniasis
Proper antibiotic use in pork production improves herd health
Quality, price higher for beef in 2010
Record number of Shorthorn, ShorthornPlus pens exhibited
Research reveals benefits of selecting calm cattle
Research shows livestock industry is 'green'
Rewarming cold-stressed calves
Simmental chair elected
Six-month beef management series planned
SowBridge educational series builds on subscriber input
Spykerman elected to ASI board
State food banks get largest-ever beef donation
Stone County Dairy Day is Feb. 25
Trich found in S.D. cattle herd
UNL offers software training
USDA reports 5.53 million sheep in the U.S.
USJersey seminar to feature online auction service
WSFF presents Golden Book Award

EDITOR

Each contact matters
It's worth holding on
Sorghum's potential enhanced through checkoff
The battle of biotech

COLUMNS

Bioscience company launches in KS
Cargill gift helps KSU research
In other agribusiness news...
It's not a job, it's our calling
Just a scoop full
Marketing dispute resolved
Snow: Memories of an older child
Study confirms antioxidant properties of wheat variety

MARKETS

Amarillo livestock auction summary
Apache livestock auction report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Colorado feeder cattle auction
Dalhart livestock auction report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Dodge City cattle sales report
Ericson livestock auction report
Ft. Smith livestock auction report
Georgia cattle auction summary
Grain market close
High Plains slaughter news
Huron cattle sales report
Kansas hay moderate
Ogallala livestock auction market
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina cattle sales report
Sedgwick County Extension Council elects officers
Some hay sales limited by weather
West Plains regional cattle sales
Wheat closes higher
Woodward livestock auction report
Wyobraska cattle sales report

RANGE

Administration denies petitions to raise public lands grazing fee
Considering your options for CRP
FSA announces a CRP general sign-up period
NRCS faces new challenges
Seminar to focus on controlling prairie dogs
Spring Forage Conference set for Feb. 22 in Springfield

FAMILY

Cooking school to feature 'Fast and Fabulous' recipes
February is American Heart Month
Gieber a versatile home
Hassle-free suppers to savor
Human medication can be dangerous for your pets
Meditation for 2-14-11
Naked cakes
Oklahoma Gardening gears up for 36th season
Prevent winterkill in turf grasses
Quail population expected to rebound
Tangerine tomatoes surpass reds in lycopene study
WKMA scholarships available

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