New World Screwworm

July 14, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM In October 2016 the United States Department of Agriculture confirmed the presence of screwworms in the Florida Keys. The initial case was found in a Key deer. In January 2017 the […]

Disaster Prep

June 5, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM Chances are that livestock producers at some time or another will be affected by a disaster such as a flood, tornado, drought or wildfire. Whatever the disaster, the challenge of any […]

Orphan Lambs

May 8, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth Sheep producers’ profits depend on many things, but the more lambs that can be marketed, the better the opportunity to make a profit. To increase the number of lambs produced, prolific breeds […]

Coxiellosis (Q Fever)

April 23, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth Since the Center for Disease Control (CDC) classified Coxiella burnetii as a potential bioterrorism agent and made it a reportable disease, it has been discovered that Q fever in humans is more […]

Mycoplasma in Backyard Poultry

March 15, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM Your neighbor has a beautiful healthy hen that you want. She graciously gives her to you. After being in your flock for a few weeks, you notice a decrease in the […]

Herbicide Resistance

March 1, 2018 0
By Everett Brazil, III Weeds are a perennial nuisance for producers, as they rob needed nutrients and water from the crops. Growers can typically handle these pests with herbicides, but the industry is now seeing […]

Digital Dermatitis

February 23, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM All cattle producers at some time will deal with a lame bull, cow, or calf.  Bovine lameness is associated with lost production, reproductive inefficiency, premature culling, and increase cost due to […]

The Importance of Copper in Beef Cattle Reproduction

January 19, 2018 0
By Barry Whitworth, DVM According to Dr. Keith Bailey, the director of the Oklahoma Animal Disease and Diagnostic Laboratory (OADDL), copper deficiency has been a common finding in late term cattle abortions and stillbirths over […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/8/17

December 12, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek KC wheat continues to set new contract lows closing at $4.18/bu. on Friday. Opportunities to price new crop wheat remain elusive as the market fails to move higher. The last run stalled […]

Weekly Market Report: 12/1/17

December 5, 2017 0
By Trent Milacek Feeder cattle prices have followed the anticipated price pattern that was detailed in previous reports. The final “shoulder” is formed, traced by the black curve, and prices are at support near $150/cwt. […]
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