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.
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.
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.
The main goal of a cow-calf operation is to produce one calf per cow per year. Sound reproductive management of the cowherd, using proven methods, is required to accomplish this goal in a manner that is economically efficient and sustains the natural resources of the ranch.
By Shelby Filley, Reinaldo F. Cooke
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...
Initiated in 1898, the National Cattlemen's Beef Association is the marketing organization and trade association for America's one million cattle farmers and ranchers. With offices in Denver and Washington, D.C., NCBA is a consumer-focused, producer-directed organization representing the largest segment of the nation's food and fiber industry.
The Oregon Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) was formed in 1913 in Baker County by 12 individuals who sought to advance the economic, political and social interests of the Oregon Cattle Industry. OCA works to assist and represent all cattle producers throughout the state on a daily basis.