Content tagged "livestock"

Livestock Trailer Safety

Ag Safety and Health Updated: April 12, 2018

Photo provided by the Central States Center for Agricultural Safety and Health (CS-CASH)Livestock trailer safety. (2012) Farm and Ranch eXtension in Safety...

Managing Imported Fire Ants in Agriculture

Imported Fire Ants Updated: January 25, 2018

 The red imported fire ant, Solenopsis invicta Buren, is an introduced species that arrived in Mobile, Alabama from South America during the 1930's. This...

Livestock Biosecurity

 Biosecurity refers to strategies and management practices that lessen biological risk. On a farm, attention to biosecurity is the most important measure...

eWIN Articles on Before Fire Evacuation Preparedness

Wildfire Updated: November 18, 2015

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Livestock First Aid and Safety

Injured animals and animals under stress react differently than they do in normal circumstances. If you don't work with livestock often, you may not...

Influence of Fire on Cattle Forage Quality

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 25, 2013

Importance of FireFire is an important driver of many North American ecosystems, particularly grasslands.  The influence of fire on the plant community is...

Evacuation Preparations for Your Livestock

Wildfire Updated: July 17, 2013

Prepare before the fire occurs by keeping the corrals and barns free of fuel (vegetation or hay) and have halters or facilities to load and remove the...

Using Fire to Manage Horn Flies on Cattle

Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Indigenous tribes of North America, Africa and Australia used fire for a variety of reasons including control of insects.  Commercial livestock operators...

Using Prescribed Fire to Control Ticks

Beef Cattle Prescribed Fire Updated: July 10, 2013

Troublesome pests such as ticks can be controlled with fire. However, for most parasites, control by fire lasts only for one growing season post-burn.Many...

Livestock Weight Gain and Patch-burn Management

Prescribed Fire Updated: March 08, 2013

Achieving optimum livestock production on rangelands many times can conflict with wildlife conservation strategies that require lower stocking rates to...

What are beef cattle?

Science for Youth Updated: June 26, 2012

 Beef cattle are livestock that are raised for their meat.  The meat taken from the cow is called beef.  Therefore, cattle that are raised for their meat are...

Can black walnut wood shavings be used as a bedding source for horses and/or other livestock?

Horses Updated: January 06, 2010

I'm a certified organic livestock farmer and wonder about animal bedding. I have heard that using pressure treated lumber and buying non-certified organic wood chips or sawdust for bedding could disqualify you. Is this true?

Organic Agriculture Updated: October 29, 2008

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