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Answers from the Heartland

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  • Calf and heifer specialist Angie Metcalf, along with Mike Austin, farm director, provide current and up-to-date information on how to put the Y.E.P. (Yield, Efficiency, and Profit) into your calf and heifer raising operations.

Episode List

  • Late summer pasture tips.

    Thursday, September 06, 2012

    What’s the quality of the pastures this time of year? - What should we watch out for in late summer? - What you do with declining pastures? - Options for supplementing. - Tip of the day.

  • Pneumonia in the summertime.

    Wednesday, September 05, 2012

    Do farmers face Pneumonia in the summertime? - What can we do to minimize Pneumonia. - Vaccinating during hot weather. - Is air movement the key to Pneumonia prevention? - Tip of the day

  • Calves born from heat stressed cows

    Monday, August 20, 2012

    What do we mean by stressed cows? - How does a cow being stressed affect the calf? - What should we be looking for in calves? What can you do to prevent issues with calves born to stressed cows. - Tip of the day.

  • Team Building

    Monday, August 06, 2012

    Why you put together a farm team? -Who should be the team members? - How often should the team get together? - What do you discuss at farm team meetings? - Tip of the day.

  • Fair Season

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    Keeping animals drinking. - Fly Control. – Showing animals. – Tip of the Day

  • Ring Worm in cattle.

    Monday, July 30, 2012

    What is it and how does it affect the cattle. – Treatments. – Prevention – Clean equipment. – Tip of the Day.

  • Pink Eye in Cattle

    Monday, July 16, 2012

    Symptoms.-Treatments - Pink eye year ‘round - Prevention, Tip of the day

  • Clostridium and bloating in calves

    Monday, July 09, 2012

    Types of bloating. – Causes of Clostridium. – Prevention and treatment. - Importance of Consistency in feeding. Tip of the Day

  • Diseases in Calves. Septicemia

    Monday, July 09, 2012

    Description and symptoms. – Prevention. – Prevalence on farms. – Treatments. Tip of the Day