Livestock and range eBooks cover topics related to livestock health and management and rangeland management, including beef, sheep, hogs, horses, silage, rangeland management, brush control, poisonous range plants, grazing systems, and economic issues related to livestock production. Find all of our free publications at http://aces.nmsu.edu/pubs.
Guide B-211: Color Patterns of Crossbred Beef
This publication briefly describes genetic aspects of hair color in beef in order to predict color patterns in crossbred beef.
Guide B-217: Beef Cow Efficiency in the Southwest
This publication describes general factors that affect herd efficiency on arid Southwestern rangelands.
Guide B-218: Use of Growth Implants in Suckling Beef Calves
Implanting growth promotants in suckling steer and heifer calves at branding can significantly enhance average daily gain between branding and weaning; however, it is important to use only products labeled for use in suckling beef calves.
Guide B-221: Minimizing Weaning Stress on Calves
This publication describes management practices to minimize stress on calves after weaning in order to improve calf health and weight gain.
Guide B-222: Cattle Vaccination and Immunity
Developing immunity in cattle requires an effective herd health program, a primary component of which is vaccination to stimulate the immune system of cattle prior to significant natural exposure to disease-causing agents.
Guide B-223: Calf Vaccination Guidelines
This publication describes three calf vaccination approaches that have been successfully implemented in cow-calf operations in New Mexico.