K-State Agriculture Today: 1353 – Winter Lameness…It’s Not Always Foot Rot… Evaluating Corn Silage

  • Potential Causes of Winter Lameness in Cattle
  • The Importance of Correctly Diagnosing Winter Lameness in Cattle
  • Evaluating Moisture and Starch Content in Corn Silage



00:01:10  — Potential Causes of Winter Lameness in Cattle:  We begin today’s show with a conversation on winter lameness in cattle from Dr. J’s Beef podcast. In this two-part series we hear from K-State beef systems specialist, Dr. Jaymelynn Farney, and K-State veterinarian AJ Tarpoff. They discuss the many potential causes of winter lameness and stress the importance of not all cases being cases of foot rot.


00:12:14 — The Importance of Correctly Diagnosing Winter Lameness in Cattle:  Jaymelynn Farney, K-State beef systems specialist, and AJ Tarpoff, K-State beef veterinarian, continue their conversation on winter lameness. AJ explains at what point a producer should call a veterinarian, and the importance of differentiating between these issues to lead to the best treatment option.


Dr. J’s Beef Podcast


00:23:07 — Evaluating Moisture and Starch Content in Corn Silage: In this week’s Milk Lines, K-State dairy specialist Mike Brouk recommends producers evaluate the moisture and starch content of their 2022 corn silage to determine if it met their goals. If not, he says they may want to consider making some adjustments for 2023.



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Agriculture Today is a daily program featuring Kansas State University agricultural specialists and other experts examining ag issues facing Kansas and the nation. It is hosted by Samantha Bennett and distributed to radio stations throughout Kansas and as a daily podcast.


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