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Master Cattle Classes, Ryegrass, Probiotics, Market News
Hands-on activities and concepts that can be applied to the farm.
Twine, posts, selecting heifers, gas emissions,cull cow prices, slaughter, tax exemption.
(10/26/18) The most recent graduates of the Louisiana Master Cattleman Program were recognized at a field day on Oct. 18.
Newsletter for cattle producers with information on winter pastures, feed, field day, selling the slide, winter pasture costs, market news, forage production
Discussion on the importance of good disposition in the beef industry and how to select for it.
A brief description of foot rot in beef cattle as well as how to diagnose and treat it.
Newsletter to beef producers concerning twine, ryegrass, trip, animal id, drought, market news
An article about the importance of using BSE's in beef cattle management and the steps involved in a BSE on a bull.
An description of what Optaflex is and what it does for the beef industry.
Newsletter for cattle producers on winter pasture, bulk feed, Field Day, Beef Production, Survey, Portable Pens
Using EPD's for selection and improvement of a beef herd.
An overview of what ultrasound is and what it means for today's cattle producer
Winter feeding costs are a major expense in cow-calf herds. So, selecting a winter feeding program that is cost-efficient is imperative. However, making sure nutrient requirements are met during this time is critical to future profitability. An investment now can pay dividends for years to come.
Event information about an upcoming LA Master Cattlemen's Training in St. Tammamny Parish starting August 15, 2017.
Johne’s (pronounced “Yo-nees”) Disease is a chronic infection caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis (MAP).
Cattle, goats, horses, pigs and sheep surviving hurricanes or other disasters are vulnerable to several diseases, including infectious diseases and toxicities. (PDF Format Only)
Although cattle can survive for days without food, a supply of clean, fresh water is essential to keep animals alive following a disaster. Rules of thumb for calculating necessary trough space also included.
Meeting the most basic nutrient requirements needed for survival should be the goal when feeding cattle following a disaster. Feeding basics, feeding water-damaged hay or feed and salvaging flood-damaged hay and feeds included.
Biosecurity plans control the introduction and spread of disease by evaluating and addressing the primary routes of disease transmission. An effective biosecurity plan will control several diseases at one time. (PDF Format Only)
The Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) is a new rule by FDA that goes into effect January 1, 2017.
Basics of forage quality analysis and how such an analysis relates to the nutritional needs of a beef cow and/or replacement heifer. (PDF format only)
Controlling your breeding season can offer many benefits for a beef cow/calf producer, including reducing production cost or increasing profit.
This article provides a listing of farms which have been certified as "agritourism operations" in accordance with R.S. 9:2795.4
Production agriculture is affected by seasonal production and demand cycles that are influenced by weather conditions as well as biological processes. These supply-and-demand conditions lead to seasonal price patterns. Awareness of seasonal price patterns can improve production and marketing decisions made by producers. (PDF Format Only)
Livestock Risk Protection insurance for feeder cattle has been extended to producers in Louisiana. This insurance product is available for purchase from private crop insurance agents. The benefit of this insurance product is that producers can protect their breakeven price level, and there is no minimum number of head that must be insured under a policy. Policies are available that will align with when cattle are marketed, size of cattle marketed and type of cattle marketed. (PDF Format Only)
This publication covers calculation of the choice/select spread, as well as supply and demand factors that widen or narrow the choice/select spread. Additional discussion centers on how the choice/select spread reflects cattle quality and packer demand for certain USDA quality grades (PDF format only)
This brochure details the relative value Extension agents place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF format only)
Information on purchasing healthy bulls, breeding-soundness examinations, disease prevention and nutrition. (PDF format only)
The best management practices that apply most directly to the beef industry are in this publication. A brief description, purpose and conditions to which the practice applies are given for each of the BMPs listed. (PDF Format Only)
This study was done to determine the effects of broiler litter and commercial fertilizer applied to bermudagrass pastures on animal performance.
Based on the information known at the time of the storm, and given the historical value of these industries to the state, the AgCenter was able to provide preliminary estimates on losses of revenue due to production losses.
A comprehensive handbook for beef cattle producers, this 152-page manual provides a wealth of useful information that is augmented by color photographs, charts and other illustrations. It is endorsed by the Louisiana Beef Industry Council and written by a variety of experts. Cost: $25 plus tax (free shipping). You can order this book through our online store by using the Order Publication button below.
Forage producers toured three different operations this week to learn the latest techniques in the production and use of high-quality grass to support the livestock operations in central and northwestern Louisiana.
Dry cow management is an integral part of total herd management. There are five keys to maintaining an excellent dry cow program.
Although there’s not an imminent danger, some scientists say a widespread disease or bioterrorism attack could wipe out significant portions of the U.S. farm animal population. That's where the National Animal Germplasm Program comes in.
In recent years, there has been considerable interest from beef cattle producers in using baled silage or baleage as a way to reduce feeding expenses. This publication discusses the costs of incorporating baleage into an existing beef cattle operation. (PDF Format Only)
This brochure details the relative value agribusiness professionals and market analysts place on various USDA livestock and poultry reports that contain pricing and production data. (PDF Format Only)
This report presents estimates of projected production costs and returns for beef cattle and forage crop production in Louisiana for the 2011 crop year.
Projected Costs and Returns For Beef Cattle and Associated Forage Crops in Louisiana, 2010
Many issues can affect the management, profitability and sustainability of beef, dairy and poultry operations. This is a survey of the economic, environmental, public policy and production issues facing animal agriculture in Louisiana. (PDF format only)