Cattle producers urged to monitor cattle for ticks; take preventative measures

Cattle producers urged to monitor cattle for ticks; take preventative measures

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Arkansas cattle producers are being urged to check their herds for unusual ticks and take measures to prevent transmission of theileriosis or other tick-related diseases. The warnings follow the recent finding of additional Asian longhorned ticks in northwest Arkansas by scientists with the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. The invasive…

Beef quality assurance certification course set for May 13 in Magnolia

Beef quality assurance certification course set for May 13 in Magnolia

Arkansas ranchers will have an opportunity on May 13 to either earn certification in the Beef Quality Assurance program or be re-certified during an event led by faculty and staff from the Cooperative Extension Service and Southern Arkansas University. The event, which will be held at SAU, has two sessions. The morning session, from 9…

What is your knowledge of Anaplasmosis?

What is your knowledge of Anaplasmosis?

The University of Arkansas is currently conducting a survey on cattle producer awareness of anaplasmosis risk and transmission to livestock in Arkansas. Anaplasmosis turns an animal’s immune system against itself, destroying both healthy and infected red blood cells, which can starve the animal of oxygen.  In some cases, anaplasmosis can cause calves to be aborted…

Cattle producers’ webinars

Cattle producers’ webinars

Here’s a great opportunity for cattle producers. There will be two upcoming webinars on Dollars and Sense for Cow-Calf Producers; September 28 and October 5. Scheduled topics and speakers for the webinars include: Tues. Sept. 28 — Risk Management for Cow/Calf Producers “Knowing Your Production Costs” — Daniel Rivera, director of Southwest Research and Extension…

Bradley County Fair Livestock Exhibits health regulations announced

Bradley County Fair Livestock Exhibits health regulations announced

Due to limited space in the barn, all livestock exhibitors must contact the Bradley County Extension Service at 870-226-8410 to reserve space for your livestock exhibitions. Cage and pen allotments will be made on a first come first serve basis. The following health requirements must be shown to the Livestock Barn Superintendent prior to unloading…