animal health

Prussic Acid & Nitrate Poisoning

2019-02-13T09:40:29-05:00September 28th, 2015|Articles|

We received this great info from Dr. Michael “Shane” McLellan - CEA, Ag at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, McLennan County in Waco.  If you have further questions, you can reach him at (254)757-5180 or s-mclellan@tamu.edu. "We have been dry since early summer with little to no rainfall over most of Central Texas.  I have been receiving a [...]

Deer Health and Nutrition Tips during Antler Growth Season

2019-02-13T10:17:50-05:00May 9th, 2014|Articles|

So much of what we do in the care and feeding of deer passes relatively unnoticed in the short term. But antler growth season is when “instant gratification” seekers can practically see results occur right before their eyes. Growing at a rate of half an inch per day, antlers are some of the fastest growing [...]

Noromectin Pour-On for Cattle

2019-02-13T09:34:11-05:00September 9th, 2013|Articles, McGregor News|

Stop by McGregor General Store and pickup Noromectin Pour-On for Cattle for only $46.99. Noromectin Pour-On for Cattle is an ivermectin-based endectocide for the effective treatment and control of a wide range of internal and external parasites of beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. Noromectin (ivermectin) Pour-On delivers internal and external parasite control in one convenient low-volume [...]

Deer Health and Nutrition Tips during Antler Growth Season

2019-02-13T10:16:19-05:00June 7th, 2012|Articles|

So much of what we do in the care and feeding of deer passes relatively unnoticed in the short term. But antler growth season is when “instant gratification” seekers can practically see results occur right before their eyes. Growing at a rate of half an inch per day, antlers are some of the fastest growing [...]

Body Condition Scores for Deer

2019-02-13T10:17:03-05:00March 13th, 2012|Articles|

Body Condition Scoring allows you to monitor the health and condition of your deer. Optimal Body Condition in bucks will allow for greater antler growth. Does will be more fertile: produce more high-quality milk, resulting in healthier, faster growing fawns. The Purina Mills Body Condition Scoring System allows you to visually score your deer based [...]

Feeding Programs for Drought Stressed Beef Cow Herds

2019-02-13T09:44:06-05:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Traditionally, grazed forages provide beef cows the majority of their nutrients during the spring and summer months. However, during droughts when forage production stops, alternative feeds and feeding programs need to be used utilized until forages are growing again. When deciding on and alternative feeding program there are several options to consider. The goal is [...]

Nutrition Key in Heifer Reproductive Efficiency

2019-02-13T09:43:37-05:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Good nutrition management is a key to reproductive efficiency in heifers.  Animal scientists at the university of Georgia Cooperative extension Service say heifers must be bred to calve at two years of age, and it is critical that they reach 65 percent of estimated mature weight prior to breeding.1  Nutrition management during this development period [...]

Quick tips & Good Nutrition Vital for Reproduction

2019-02-13T09:43:08-05:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Body condition scores (BCS) are an excellent means of monitoring the effectiveness of your beef-cow-nutrition program. Here are 10 management tips to help ensure your cows are at a target BCS of 6.0 by calving: Late summer - Evaluate your cows while still on grass. If they score thin to borderline moderate during this time [...]

Why its important to have cattle supplements

2019-02-13T09:42:22-05:00March 10th, 2012|Articles|

Having nutritional supplements always available for your cattle to utilize during critical times, can pay dividends. Not meeting nutritional requirements of heifers and cows during the last third of pregnancy and the first 60 days of lactation, for example, can cost producers great economic loss, according to an Ohio State University Extension Fact Sheet on [...]