Stockmanship, like sustainability, is a commonly used word that many might find hard toclearly define in a few words. Stockmanship has been defined as the knowledgeable and skillful handling of livestock in a safe, efficient, effective, and low-stress manner and denotes a low-stress, integrated, comprehensive, holistic approach to livestock handling (Stockmanship Journal). However, stockmanship is […]
Weaning time for cow/calf producers is a time to harvest the fruits of a yearlong investment in time and effort to manage the cowherd to achieve that textbook goal of producing one calf per cow per year. Depending on the marketing strategy of the calf crop, weaning can also be the time to reap the […]
Cattlemen are faced with fly control decisions every year. Horn flies are the most important in terms of economic loss to cattle producers, accounting for about $1 billion annually in the United States. Control of horn flies became very convenient with the introduction of insecticide ear tags. The early ear tags contained pyrethroid insecticides and […]
What Is Happening A large number of beef cattle producers in the Southeastern U.S. are reporting that their cows are experiencing diarrhea, dying soon after calving or dying unexpectedly. Some producers have also reported an increase in the number of cows aborting or giving birth to weak or stillborn calves. Please click the link below […]
Due to inclement weather, the Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course will be postponed to Thursday, February 27th. The times and agenda will be the same. Please CLICK HERE for more information.