Category Archives: Animal Science

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Livestock Guardian Dog Publication

AgriLife Extension offers new livestock guardian dog publication. Download the Livestock Guardian Dogs publication (pdf)  

Entomologists Sniff Out New Stink Bug

Entomologists in Texas got a whiff of a new stink bug doing economic damage to soybeans.

Grazing Leases

An overview of grazing leases in Texas.  

Inexpensive Portable Cattle Feeder

Using a 55 gallon food grade barrel to feed cotton seed meal, soybean meal and range cubes to livestock.  

Buying Replacement Cattle

A possibility exists to add income and more young cows to a herd at current prices.

Water Supply

Our water supply is one of our most valuable resources.

Water

Always main high environmental protection standards for your beef cattle operation.

Vet & Producer Relationship

Establishing a line of communication between the vet and producer that enables the vet to learn more about the operation.

Vaccinations

Start vaccinations and management techniques early to prevent stress and problems later.

Weight Dependent Dosages

Use a scale with your working chute to apply correct dosages.

Testing for Chemicals

How to test your feed or food source for contaminates.

Syringe Labeling

Be sure to label your syringes if you are using multiple products.

Syringe Dosage

Check your dosing gauge often to make sure you are not under or overdosing animals.

Storing Feed

How to store feed correctly.

Roles of Veterinarian

The practicing veterinarian has many roles in the Beef Quality Assurance program.

Proper Injection Sites

The neck area is the only proper injection site to avoid toughening of other valuable meat areas.

Preventing Injection Site Lesions

Reduce lesions by correctly designing and setting up facilities for better control of the cattle.  

Pesticide Use

Reduce feed contamination by storing pesticides correctly.

Incorrectly Implanting

Make sure the implant is placed in between the ribs of the ear.

Implanting – Part 1

Learn the correct location and process for placing an implant inside an ear of a calf.

Implanting – Part 2

Learn how to implant a calf that is standing up inside a squeeze chute.

Dump Sites Environment

Proceed cautiously during clean up of potential hazards including batteries, lead and fertilizers.

Dehorning

Check each calf for horn buds.

Dead Animal Disposal in Environment

Due to the rising cost of professional dead animal disposal, producers will have to dispose of animals on their own operation safely.

Squeeze Chutes

A squeeze chute is a restraint device for processing of beef cattle.

Chemical Residues

Sources for chemical residues in beef cattle include contamination of feed stuffs and accidental exposure to hazardous chemicals.

Cattle Transfer Records Part 1

Follow cattle through Beef Quality Assurance process using Cattle Transfer Records.

Cattle Transfer Records Part 2

Follow cattle through Beef Quality Assurance process using Cattle Transfer Records.

Evaluating Which Feeds to Purchase

How to calculate dollars per pound of crude protein.

Feeding for Intended Use

Reasons why you do not provide feed meant for other species to your livestock.