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Understanding Internal Parasites in Beef Cattle

Internal nematodes (or worms) have been and continue to be a major drain on beef cattle health and economic returns in the beef industry. Internal nematodes impact cattle performance in several different ways. The largest impact is the decrease in voluntary feed intake which is a physiological response due to changes in the abomasum, followed by decreased absorption and digestion of critical nutrients Immune function can also be compromised by the constant stimulation of parasitic infections. Economic losses of internal parasitism to the livestock industry have been estimated at over $3 billion annually. These losses are felt at the Cow/calf, stocker, and feedlot sectors of the industry.  Continue reading “Understanding Internal Parasites” →

Sustainable Parasite Control

As the weather warms up, flies and other insects will be back to challenge our livestock.  If you have experienced decreased effectiveness of your pest management strategies over time, you may want to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from K-State Research & Extension livestock entomologist, Dr Cassandra Olds.  Continue reading “Sustainable Parasite Control” →


Cattlemen’s Day Videos Posted

KSU ASI hosted Cattlemen’s Day 2021 on Friday, March 5 using the Zoom platform. Videos of the presentations are now posted.

 


Focus Areas

The K-State beef extension team strives to address all phases of beef production from "farm to fork".