Welcome to Prairie Livestock Supply
Prairie Livestock Supply, Worthington, MN, offers a full range of livestock supplies, nutritional programs, and health and production management consultation. Our experienced sales team and affiliation with the Veterinary Medical Center of Worthington give us the knowledge and contacts to guide you in the right direction. We service what we sell, and offer free delivery to most areas.We specialize in Beef & Dairy, Bovine, Ovine, and Equine care.
Shop on our online store for the latest deals and have your products delivered right to your door! Be sure to check back often to see advice from our Veterinarians in the Prairie Livestock Supply Healthbeat.
If you’ve paid attention to local news as I have over the last few months, there have been various special interest groups pointing fingers at local livestock production systems with hopes of painting a picture of the mistreatment of animals. If you have been in agriculture as long as I have, you know that this is nothing new. However, the methodology and tactics of these individuals has become even more insidious and harder to detect by owners and managers. Read More
We have just experienced a significant weather change. There were several hot, humid days followed by several days of wet, cool weather. Sudden weather changes are a stress on cattle but they do not cause pneumonia. Diseases such as pneumonia always happen when there is an imbalance between the calf’s immune system and exposure to a disease causing agent. Since prevention is always more cost effective than treatment and we cannot control the weather, let’s review what can be controlled to minimize seasonal pneumonia issues. Read More
I have had many producers tell me there’s not enough time in the day. I would totally appreciate where they are coming from! I as well struggle with getting enough done. In fact, I am flirting with the deadline on this article as I write it today! Read More
Do you speak Spanish? Even if you say no, I am sure you have learned a few words over the last decade as
many farm workers speak Spanish as their first language. It can be difficult to communicate basic instructions
much less trying to explain why those procedures are important to the health and well-being of the animals on
the farm. Read More
On the dairy and calf ranch, this is the time of year where we see an uptick in Salmonella cases, primarily in calves that are comingled coming from dairies and end up at the calf ranch. Salmonella dublin is like other Salmonella strains – they are fecal oral and capitalize on fecal shedding into the environment from carriers in the cow herd. Unfortunately, these carriers heavily shed right when both mom and calf are most susceptible – when mom has just calved and immunosuppressed. This means that if you have a history of Salmonella on the dairy, it’s most likely to be shed into your calving pen or fresh pen. It can also commonly be found as a contaminant of colostrum. This propagates the disease onto the calf who carries it into the young calf pen on the dairy or into the calf ranch. Salmonella dublin is unique to calves in that it can cause very severe disease, high fevers, and depression greater than other strains. Read More