Herd Health and a Host of Other Articles


This is a collection of articles that are all written by Patricia White, DVM and co-owner of LEA-White Farms.  Virtually all of them have been published in the Bagpipe, the quarterly magazine of the American Highland Cattle Association. Some of them are opinion pieces, most are strictly educational, based on a lot of my own experience with Highland cattle.  Browse through these; several have a number of subcategories, so you may find just that piece on information you've been looking for. I will be periodically adding new articles as I see fit, and as I write them.

Handling Highlands Safely:  I received a lot of compliments on this recent article;  I feel it is such an important topic that in addition to being listed on this page, I left it permanently on the navigation bar.

Preserving the Breed: Opinion piece

Rules for Healthy Cattle: Our five simple rules for owning Highland cattle.

Keeping Show Stock Healthy: preparing your cattle to stay healthy on show day.

Body Condition: the importance of maintaining adequate flesh on your cattle.

Bull Management: suggested protocols to ensure your bull is doing his job.

Calving Season: Things to have on hand when that time arrives.

Calf Scours: causes of like threatening diarrhea in calves.

Castration: advantages and methods.

: If you really have to do it.

Feed Requirements: general comments

Marketing Your Cattle: common sense information of maximizing the value of your cattle and keeping your buyers happy.

Manipulating Heat:  methods to get your cow herd bred in a timely fashion.

Preconditioning:  Weaning healthy calves.

Selection: choosing the right replacements from your heifer crop.

Shelter: recommendations.

Cattle Diseases: Directory for specific disease related articles






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Why buy from us?

Honesty and integrity still mean 
something here at LEA-White Farms
We have over 25 years experience.
We automatically include a breeding 
guarantee on all our registered stock.
We can offer advise on virtually 
any Highland cattle concern, 
from fencing and feeding, 
to selection and veterinary care.
Most importantly, we sell 
good cattle and we back them up.




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