Cattle Producers Handbook

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CATTLE PRODUCER'S HANDBOOK

Beef Management Systems & Beef Quality Assurance

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Cattle Producer’s Handbook
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Section 500 Range and Pasture

500 – Developing Management Strategies for Rangeland Grazing
502 – Designing Your Grazing System
503 – Summary of Livestock Grazing Systems Used in the Western United States
505 – Grass Growth and Development Considerations for Grazing Management
514 – Range Condition and Trend Paradigms
515 – Global Climate Change: Opportunities and Challenges for Rangeland Managers
518 – Monitoring Grazing Lands
520 – Photo Monitoring Your Range
522 – Managing Riparian Pastures
528 – Forage Brassicas and Fodder Radishes: Turning Vegetables into Beef
535 – Use of Water and Other Tools for Improved Grazing Management
536 – An Introduction to High-tensile, Smooth-wire Electric Fencing
540 – Range Improvements: Ways to Increase Forage Production
541 – Solar Stockwater Systems
542 – Noxious Weeds on Rangelands
543 – Ranch Biosecurity as a Weed Control Measure
544 – Targeted Grazing for Weed Control
550 – Poisonous Plants: Management and Control Recommendations
570 – Endangered Species Act (ESA) for Ranchers
574 – National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) for Ranchers
575 – Writing Your Own NEPA Alternative
580 – Alfalfa Hay Management
581 – Management to Minimize Hay Waste
590 – Improved Pastures
591 – Irrigated Pasture Grass and Clover Selection for Areas without Summer Rain
592 – Management of Intensive Grazing Areas for Irrigated Cool Season Grasses
594 – Pasture Fertilization
596 – Pasture Management and Problems While Grazing
598 – An Introduction to Using Ecological Site Descriptions as a Management Tool
599 – Range Management Terms, Definitions, and Acronyms

Section 600 Animal Health

600 – Immunology: Maximizing the Immune Response of the Cow to Increase Profits and Production
601 – Identifying and Minimizing Stress in Cow-Calf Operations
603 – Evaluating Dead Cattle: A Necropsy Guide for the Cow-Calf Operation
604 – Cow Mortality Disposal
605 – Vaccination and Immunization: Vaccination Programs for Cattle Operations
606 – Antibiotic Metaphylaxis to Control Respiratory Disease
607 – Bovine Respiratory Disease
609 – Analysis of Water Quality for Livestock
610 – Vital Signs in Animals: What Cattle Producers Should Know About Them
611 – Mycoplasma Infections
612 – Prussic Acid Poisoning
613 – Anthrax: A Guide for Livestock Producers
614 – Handling Vaccines
615 – Chemical Disinfection: A Guide for the Cow-Calf Operation
617 – Recommendations for Producer Disposal of Livestock Antibiotics and Vaccines
619 – Toxic Contaminants in Harvested Forages
620 – Lumpy Jaw and Wooden Tongue in Cattle
621 – Urinary Calculi in Beef Cattle
624 – Acidosis
625 – Bloat Prevention and Treatment
626 – Health Concerns with Feeding Grass-Seed Straw Residues
627 – Grass Tetany in Beef Cattle
628 – White Muscle Disease and Other Selenium-Responsive Diseases of Livestock
629 – Copper: An Essential Micronutrient for Beef Cattle
630 – Acute Bovine Pulmonary Edema and Emphysema in Beef Cattle: Causes and Prevention
631 – Pulmonary Artery Pressure as a Tool for Managing Brisket Disease
632 – Mycotoxins
635 – Halogeton Poisoning
636 – Pine Needle Abortion in Cattle
639 – Foot Rot of Cattle
640 – “Cancer Eye” — Its Treatment and Prevention
641 – Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy in Calves
644 – Feeding Colostrum to a Calf
645 – Calf Scours; Cause, Prevention, Control, and Treatment
648 – Prevention of Baby Calf Diseases
649 – Treatment of Sick Calves
650 – Control or Eradication of BVD from a Beef Herd
651 – Preparing Calves for the Feedlot
652 – Sudden Death in Feeder Cattle
653 – Hemophilus Encephalitis (TEME) in Feeder Cattle
654 – Clostridial Diseases
655 – Bacillary Hemoglobinuria (Redwater Disease) in Cattle
657 – Bovine Anaplasmosis
659 – Trichomoniasis
660 – Injuries and Diseases of Beef Cattle Associated with Calving
661 – Diseases of Beef Cattle Associated with Post-calving and Breeding
662 – Leptospirosis
663 – Brucellosis Considerations for Western Beef Herds
667 – Bluetongue in Cattle
671 – Some Questions and Answers About Johne’s Disease in Cattle
672 – Critical Management Points for Prevention and Control of Johne’s Disease in Beef Cattle
675 – Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis
678 – Pinkeye
683 – Vibriosis (Campylobacteriosis)
684 – Foothill Abortion: A Western States Problem?
685 – Coccidiosis in Beef Cattle
688 – Liver Fluke Prevention for Cattle
690 – Internal Parasites of Cattle
691 – External Parasites: Economic Impact, Control, and Prevention
692 – Understanding Euthanasia on the Farm

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