Speakers Set for the
BWCAA Annual Meeting, October 12th
Do you ever get confused over if, with what, and when to vaccinate your calves? How about your breeding stock? Are you unsure about when and with what to vaccinate your heifers, cows and bulls?
To help with these questions we will have veterinarian (and BWCAA member) Dr. Diane Gunson discuss the various options open to us so that our animals are protected from the most common pathogens that affect cattle health and reproduction potential.
We tentatively have secured a livestock sonographer, Don Vick, Sr. from Coyle, OK to demonstrate the use of ultrasound technology for carcass evaluation, a rapidly growing practice used by cattle breeders to characterize their breeding stock.
Perfectly Marked British White Cattle?
What constitutes a Standard-Marked British White? If you think you have one and would like to have its photo on the home page of the BWCAA website, bring it to the 2018 BWCAA Annual Meeting Show and Sale in Purcell, OK, October 12-13, 2018 and enter the “Voted Best Standard-Marked British White for 2018” contest. The animal need not be halter broke and can be of any age. Cattle competing in the show and sale can be entered into this contest as well as cattle not entered in any other competition or sale. Who decides? The members and participants who attend the meeting will have the opportunity to vote. The winning animal’s owner/shower receives a buckle and their animal is showcased on the BWCAA Home Page. There is no entry fee or pen fee (if outside), but an inside box stall will require a $31 fee that includes two bags of bedding. For reference, the BWCAA Breeder’s Guide on page 10 states,” The ideal and/or recommended color is white body with black or red points, i.e. black ears, eyes, nose (including upper & lower jaw), feet, legs, teats and anal area.” One must pre-register for this contest so that we have pens available.