Latest Calf Stories

2008-07-22 09:10:00

Soaring fuel, feed and fertilizer prices are squeezing cattle ranches around the nation, even as the price the calves fetch at feedlots in the Midwest and West has fallen from a year ago.

2008-07-06 18:00:16

By Erin Smith, The Pueblo Chieftain, Colo. Jul. 6--ALAMOSA -- Like many agricultural enterprises, the dairy business is being hurt by soaring feed costs, according to the owner of an Alamosa landmark. The blue feed silos at what used to be the Alamosa Milk Company east of Alamosa along U.S.

2008-07-04 00:00:28

PATIENTS with serious leg injuries and staff treating them will benefit from a new device developed in Yorkshire.

2008-06-26 15:02:30

By BISHOP, Diane DON'T skip 50 percent sharemilking in the quest for farm ownership, said Murchison dairy farmers Dave and Jane Field. The young couple, who bought their own farm a year ago, recommended every farmer go 50:50 sharemilking before they bought their first farm.

2008-03-18 15:05:00

Researchers at the nonprofit Cetos Research Organization have shown for the first ever that humpback whale calves make sounds.

2007-07-18 08:15:40

An injured manatee and her calf, fitted with a satellite tracking and monitoring system, were released Tuesday in the Florida Keys more than a year after being rescued.

2006-07-04 17:06:48

TORONTO (Reuters) - Final tests have confirmed mad cow disease in a mature cross-bred beef cow from the Prairie province of Manitoba and a "comprehensive investigation" into the case is being conducted, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency said on Tuesday.

2006-04-26 12:28:42

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - American ranchers' group R-CALF said on Wednesday it was considering legal action after its members voted to try to stop the U.S. government from importing cattle and beef products from animals over 30 months old from BSE-affected countries.

2006-03-17 17:55:31

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials investigating the new U.S. case of mad cow disease said on Friday they had a "strong lead" on a second calf from the crossbred beef cow and hoped to find the farm where the cow was born a decade ago. The U.S.

2006-02-17 12:17:30

By Sophie Walker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. company shipped veal to Japan that contained banned spinal column because the exporter and inspector were not sufficiently familiar with the requirements of the new export program, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns said on Friday.

Latest Calf Reference Libraries

British White Cattle
2014-07-12 11:57:42

The British White is a breed of cattle with a confirmed history during the 1600s but may have originated before that. Its exact origin is unknown but herds of the British White were found in Britain and Ireland dating back centuries. Original herds were kept in the Park of Whalley Abbey in the Forest of Bowland near Clitheroe. During the 1800s most of the cattle were transported to Norfolk and sold in small lots, mainly to nobility. In the early 1900s, only around 130 registered British...

British Friesian Cattle
2014-07-12 11:44:10

The British Friesian is a breed of cattle from the United Kingdom. The modern British Friesian dominated the dairy cattle population from the 1950s through the 1980s. Stock as well as semen were exported during this time throughout the world. The original Friesian breed was imported to ports of England and Scotland during the 1800s until it was stopped in 1892 when a threat of foot and mouth disease became a concern. By the end of 1912 there were 1,000 bulls and 6,000 cows registered in...

Belgian Blue Cattle
2014-07-09 14:37:46

The Belgian Blue is a breed of beef cattle originating in Belgium. It was developed in the 1800s by crossbreeding local cattle with a Shorthorn breed from the United Kingdom. It is quite possible that the Charolais cattle was also used in the development of the Belgian Blue. A modern breed of the Belgian blue was developed in the 1950s by Professor Hanset while working at an artificial insemination facility in the Liege province. The breed was introduced to the United States in 1978 by...

Australian Charbray Cattle
2014-07-09 12:40:07

The Australian Charbray is a breed of beef cattle that originated in Australia. It was developed by crossing the Charolais and Brahman breeds. Most Australian Charbray are about 75 percent Charolais and 25 percent Brahman. It is a large breed, very muscular with loose skin, possibly by being introduced to Bos indicus blood. It has a cream to light red color as an adult. The calf is usually born a light tan but will change to a creamy white in a few weeks. The Charbray is a hardy breed,...

Arouquesa Cattle
2014-07-04 10:20:33

The Arouquesa is a breed of cattle from Portugal and is in protected geographical status. Its range of habitat is restricted to the Northern Portuguese districts of Viseu, Aveiro, Porto and Braga. It is a small breed with the cow only reaching a height of about 48 inches and weighing between 790 and 950 pounds. The bull is slightly bigger at about 52 inches high and will weigh about the same as the cow. The color is a light brown, but the bull will be a little darker than the cow. There...

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