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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

Feeder Cattle Grades, Carcass Grades, & Meat Palatability

Review the USDA “standards”, which reflect the value of cattle and meat. Review “Tenderness” of meat. Consider how these affect your production goals.

By Shelby Filley, | Presentation

Applying Adaptive Grazing Management

Grazing management requires flexibility to adapt to ever-changing climatic conditions, and changes in grazing management for public lands may be required because of endangered or threatened species. In adaptive grazing management, grazing decisions are evaluated in a continuous loop by using...

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