Economics and Signs of BVD
For cow/calf and feeder/stocker/backgrounders
What are the costs of BVD in feeder/stocker/backgrounder settings?
The costs associated with BVD in feeder/backgrounder/stocker operations ranges from
$30 - $66 per animal exposed to the virus.
These costs come from decreased performance and increased health implications.
Signs of BVD in feeder/stocker/backgrounder operations.
Signs of BVD in feeder/backgrounder/stocker operations includes: decreased daily gain, increased COG, increased pull rate, increased sickness, increased BRD and much more.
What are the costs of BVD in cow/calf operations?
The costs associated with cow/calf operations can range from $15 - $72 per animal that is exposed to the virus.
Signs of BVD in cow/calf operations
The signs of BVD in cow/calf operations can include but not limited to: decreased conception rates (up to 40%), increased abortions, decreased weaning weights, decreased milk production, increased sickness and much more.