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Post Flooding: Adverse weather and livestock herd health information

Below is a post I provided for the Plant Pest Advisory . If you have not already subscribed to this site, please go to the site and select the commodity group listserve signup. September 3, 2021 “If producers have concerns about flooded pastures and forage quality; or concerns about heavy metal contamination in flood contaminated water … Read More

Dangerous heat index for livestock this week

https://nj1015.com/heat-warnings-for-nj-heat-index-as-high-as-110-in-the-shade/   The next few days will see much of NJ trapped in a heat index that is of significant concern for livestock with little air movement. Cattle: Cattle have a lower tolerance for heat stress than humans. Cattle experience heat stress above 75 degrees F and with temperatures expected to be above 100 degrees … Read More

What is a dummy calf?

  March 19, 2021 What is a dummy calf? This condition refers to a newborn calf that has no voluntary muscle movement. Legs are stiff and unbendable. The calf is either born dead or presents with labored breathing and dies soon after parturition. This is due to the heart muscle being affected. Calves are often … Read More