Don't forget late-season parasite control. Producers tend to forget to treat cattle for parasites in the fall. Cattle are generally in good condition following the summer grazing season and effects of parasites may not show up for months.

Controlling parasites in the fall allows cows and calves to use winter feed more efficiently and become more productive. Entomologist Lane Foil at Louisiana State University says research shows many benefits to applying endecticides at the end of summer. His research results will be released within the year.