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Treat it fast: Foot rot in cattle

Foot rot is an infection that causes swelling, heat and inflammation between the toes of a cloven -hoofed animal, resulting in severe lameness. Nearly every cattle producer has seen this situation, finding an animal suddenly...


Pandemic Reveals USDA Is Not Buying American RFID Cattle Eartags

Billings, Mont. – R-CALF USA has learned that the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted foreign shipments of millions of radio frequency identification (RFID) cattle eartags the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) had purchased from foreign manufacturers....


Farm to fork and grain to glass

From the farm to the fork, and from grain to the glass, is the motto of Upstream Farms, owned by Matthew and Joe Brugger. The twins, who are 22 years old, are adding value to...



Last American cowboy

The American Cowboy is a dying breed, at least according to Animal Planet’s newest original television series “Last American Cowboy,” that premiered June 7, 2010. The show details life on three family-owned and operated working...






The true grit of Amberley Snyder

A movie is about to be released might give you the inspiration to push ahead with your dreams. Your heart might skip a beat as you watch a beautiful blond paraplegic strapped to her saddle...



Fencing tips for rocky terrain

Fencing can be a difficult challenge in the rocks, especially when it’s too rocky to dig post holes efficiently, or to set posts using a tractor-mounted driver (post pounder). Michael Thomas, who ranches in Lemhi...



How to build the best loading chute

Many ranchers have ways to load cattle into a stock trailer, but if they send calves or cull cows on a cattle truck or semi they need a loading chute. A good chute makes it...


Iowa Reps bring 50/14 companion bill

Three of the four Iowa Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday to require packers to procure 50 percent of their weekly slaughter needs on the cash market, and for them to take delivery on all...



How to treat acute toxic gut infections in calves

Newborn calves can develop infection due to bacteria that proliferate rapidly in the gut and produce toxins. If this condition is not treated quickly and reversed, toxins get into the bloodstream and the calf goes...