Many Wisconsin dairy farmers are breeding some of their dairy cows to beef. The calves from these matings are not raised as dairy replacements but are either raised by the dairy for beef or sold to a variety of calf and cattle operations. Dairy and dairy-beef calves that are sold as pre-weaned (wet) are particularly vulnerable to disease challenge as their young and immature immune system increases their susceptibility to disease.
As spring calving wraps up, it’s time to turn our attention toward breeding season.UW-Madison Extension offers tips for cow-calf producers to implement breeding soundness exams on their bulls.
Dr. Young Dal Jang, assistant professor in Department of Animal and Food Science at UW-River Falls, presented this topic at the 2020 Badger Swine Symposium.
Karly Anderson, master’s student in the Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and animal welfare lab coordinator at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, presented this topic at the 2020 Badger Swine Symposium.
Paige Isensee, Veterinary Medicine at the University of Missouri student, presented this topic at the 2020 Badger Swine Symposium.
UW-Madison Extension provides information to help herd managers understand the complex relationship between parasitic worms and cattle, enabling them to couple best practices in pasture management with the strategic use of deworming products.
UW-Madison Extension provides tips on controlling horn and face flies.
UW-Madison Extension experts have designed tools that will producers with their preconditioning programs.
Information and resources to assist in establishing a meat business that adheres to state and federal regulations.
Information and resources about processing meat products.