Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus (BVDv) – A Real Life Story Part 1
The week we start a 3 part series on BVDv and the impact on a local cattle herd. Part of the shipping fever pneumonia complex, this disease is wide reaching and impacts to the US cattle herd are significant. Think this doesn’t apply to you? Think again…this disease eludes producers with Persistently Infected (PI) animals. Often, these PI animals don’t show symptoms of the infection and can infect whole herds.
Managing Persistently Infected BVDv in Cattle
Educator Spotlight: Earl Ward
This week we are highlighting Northeast Area Livestock Specialist, Earl Ward. This Oklahoma native hailing from Durant, OK brings nutrition expertise to the Extension system. His creative drive and unique sense of humor makes him excellent at both educator and ag producer education.
Earl is located in the Northeast District Office in Muskogee, OK
NEOK Ag Advantage Facebook Page – all Earls videos are posted here in a addition to some great timely ag topics.
Vote for Oats! : Cows Choice for Hay
Are oats in your future as a late spring grazing option? This week we talk about the details of planting oats, soil fertility needed, and realistic expectations of forage production.
Spring-planted Oat for Grazing or Hay Production Factsheet PSS-2160
Are your Cows Prima Ballerinas?
This is part two of addressing breeding season readiness in the beef herd. Earl Ward joins us from Northeast Oklahoma to address this timely topic. Body condition, feeding and supplementation are all on tap in this episode.
Supplementing Beef Cows ANSI-3010
Body Condition Scoring of Beef Cows ANSI-3283