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Gastrointestinal Parasites & Cattle

As the seasons change from winter to spring, a grazer’s thoughts turn to fencing repairs and pasture renovations. It’s also time when astute managers who graze cattle plan their deworming strategies. Gastrointestinal parasitic worms (including Ostertagia, Cooperia and Haemonchus) also sense the season’s change. They gear up their reproductive efforts during the event commonly known […]

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Salmonella Biosecurity: Protecting Yourself and Your Cattle

The 2015-2016 Salmonella outbreak traced to Wisconsin dairy bull calves serves as a reminder of the zoonotic threat posed by this pathogen. The Center for Disease Control reports 36 people from ten states were infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella enterica serovar Heidelberg. No deaths were reported, but 13 individuals were hospitalized, and 25 […]

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Building Sustainable Demand for Beef

Milking cows have a second career after the milking string as dairy beef for the consumer who is looking for beef that is great tasting, safe to eat, and always tender.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Building Sustainable Demand for Beef, John Freitag, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Beef Council, explores […]

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Livestock Stewardship

Livestock stewardship has an impact on animal well-being, but how we handle animals has an impact on the public’s perception.  As part of Wisconsin Public Television’s University Place program Livestock Stewardship, Heidi Carroll, Extension Associate at South Dakota State University, discusses the shift from scientific control over animal care to individual responsibility. Carroll delves into […]

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Veterinary Feed Directive: VFD Requirements & Recordkeeping

There are key changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive going into effect on January 1, 2017.  In the podcast VFD Requirements & Recordkeeping UW-Extension Oconto County Agriculture Agent Sarah Mills-Lloyd talks about how the Veterinary Feed Directive  is going to affect recordkeeping on the farm. For more information regarding the Veterinary Feed Directive please visit […]

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