Content tagged "calves"

Cattle Welfare FAQs

Animal Welfare Updated: September 29, 2015

Browse the list of Frequently Asked Questions created by our team of experts below with regard to dairy and beef cattle welfare.  If you are unable to find...

Mating Systems in Commercial Beef Cattle Operations

Beef Cattle Updated: April 21, 2015

  Summary: Several factors to be considered when developing a mating system include: heterosis, selection tools, market, environmental/management...

Does age affect quality and yield grades of harvested feedlot steers?

Beef Cattle Updated: August 07, 2012

Yes, but that answer needs to be discussed in detail. Many factors contribute to carcass quality and yield grades such as management, genetics, previous...

What is the treatment for joint illness in calves?

Beef Cattle Updated: January 11, 2011

What causes calves to have runny, snotty noses?

Beef Cattle Updated: October 25, 2010

A newborn calf is having trouble with its front feet. When the calf is up and walking, his feet seem weak and tend to bend under so the calf is walking on the first joint. He is getting better the second day but is still having this problem and doesn't seem to come to full flexing of his feet . He is very long and about 95 pounds. This is the first time I have experienced such a situation. What is the cause and will the condition improve?

Beef Cattle Updated: November 11, 2008

I buy orphan calves to raise. Depending on the calf, we may add it to our herd or sell. I have one that is about 150 lbs. The last few days when he urinates it is bloody. What and why?

Beef Cattle Updated: October 10, 2008

We have a three week old bull calf that has an enlarged scrotum. He looks good and nurses well. He has been this way at least two weeks. What may have caused this and do we need to do anything?

Beef Cattle Updated: October 08, 2008

I have a question about calf feces. I have a calf that is about two days old and its feces are very yellow in color and are quite pasty. At first I thought that it might be scours, but now I don't think so any more. Do you have any idea of what it might be?

Beef Cattle Updated: October 07, 2008

What length and size of needle should be used to vaccinate a calf?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 28, 2008

How much colostrum does a newborn calf need?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 26, 2008

My young beef calves have diarrhea. What should I do?

Beef Cattle Updated: February 21, 2008

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