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Mystery dairy cow illnesses identified as HPAI

The illness that has affected some dairy cattle in the Texas panhandle region and Kansas has been identified as the Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza virus. Here’s an update with Dr. Brian Bohl with the Texas Animal Health Commission and Wisconsin State Veterinarian... Read More.

Ohio Ag Census reveals major shifts in cow numbers

Ohio’s state statistician says cow inventories show significant changes in the 2022 Ag Census. Ben Torrance tells Brownfield while the number of cattle and calves on Ohio farms decreased by five percent since 2017, cattle on feed increased 15 percent. “The inventory showed an increase... Read More.

Continuing to watch beef cow slaughter in 2024

A livestock economist says cattle producers remain slow to rebuild herds. University of Missouri’s Scott Brown says this week’s livestock slaughter report will provide some insight into whether producer sentiment has changed. “What beef cow slaughter looks like as we start 2024,” he says. ... Read More.