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Open or problem cows and annual costs don't add up

Markets around the state are busy receiving calves from this past spring's calf crop and producers are reaping the benefits of a very strong market. The fall is an excellent time to evaluate your cow herd and decide which cows get to remain your "employees" and which ones need to find a new career. Notice that I referred to the cow as an employee. After all, they work for you. Yes, you have to provide them with the infrastructure to do their job including proper nutrition, health care, facilities, etc. However, if they are not being productive for you, they need to be replaced. FULL STORY »

Taking action against coccidiosis 

Coast to coast, every cattle operation is managed differently. However, every cattle operation has at least one thing in common – it’s infection with coccidia, the protozoa bug that can cause coccidiosis to rip through a calf crop. FULL STORY »

BRD Management Solutions can keep cattle healthy and costs down 

What’s a surefire way to help keep stocker calves on feed and shipping to feedlots on time? For a stocker operator from Verden, Oklahoma, it’s about controlling bovine respiratory disease (BRD) as soon as the cattle arrive. FULL STORY »

BQA: Pride, quality and security

“We believe beef quality assurance starts at the ranch,” Dr. Mike and Anne Wirtz say. “The cattle go through the feeding period at the feedlots under the same guidelines and on to the packers so consumers can be confident that their beef is safe, healthy and wholesome.” FULL STORY »

Timing and method is everything for dehorning and castration

When it comes to castration and dehorning procedures practiced by beef and dairy producers, timing is crucial to insure animal welfare and effectivness, says the new Cattle Castration and Dehorning Guidelines published by the American Association of Bovine Practitioners. FULL STORY »

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