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The Cryptosporidium Parasite and its effect on Calves and Humans

Cryptosporidiosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning transmission from sick calves to humans is possible. It causes diarrhea, abdominal cramps, dehydration, headaches, vomiting, fever, malaise and muscle cramps. If medical attention is not administered, death can occur in severe cases.

By Scott J Duggan | Article

Looking Forward to a Beef Harvest

This article focuses on how to get your beef animal to a proper weight for harvesting. It looks at size and type of animal and some examples of rates of gain needed to reach a weight that provides good beef for you. It also provides some advice on feeding regimens for success.

By Shelby Filley, | Article

Feeding beef cattle cull onions

Oregon is a domestic leader in storage onion production and Malheur and Morrow counties lead production within the state. Historically, onion producers have experienced difficulties disposing of cull onions, which are damaged onions that cannot be sold for human consumption. One of the strategies to help deal with this issue was to feed cull onions to beef cattle. This article originally appeared in the Oregon Beef Producer magazine.

By Sergio Arispe, | Article

Latest News

Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer PTSD-like symptoms, new research shows

May 4, 2017
Stress response could lead to lower pregnancy rates, lighter calves, and sickness

By Chris Branam | News Story

Rangeland researchers advise smaller cows for better herd results

Mar 23, 2017
Larger cows not as efficient at weaning when there's not much to chew on

By Chris Branam | News Story

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Is beef with liver flukes safe to eat?

I'm in the process of buying some grassfed beef through an Oregon coast farmer on Craigslist. The beef was recently processed and is ready to pick up, however we won't be getting any liver as the cows had liver flukes. I'm wondering if liver flukes affect the rest of the animal/meat quality and...

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