Zoetis helps enhance reproductive efficiency with LUTALYSE HighCon Injection

Cattle producers and veterinarians now have a new management tool for added reproductive efficiency. Zoetis today announced the introduction of LUTALYSE®HighCon Injection (dinoprost tromethamine injection), a high-concentration formula of the proven LUTALYSE® Injection (dinoprost injection) approved for use in dairy and beef cattle.

The higher-concentration formula of LUTALYSE HighCon allows for a 2-mL dose. This provides more doses per bottle, thus fewer bottle changes, and a quicker, more-convenient administration.


Optimize value from cull cows

At the Range Beef Cow Symposium, Colorado State University animal scientist Dale Woerner, PhD, outlines the traits, condition, management and marketing strategies that help ranchers meet market demand and receive top prices for their cull cows.


Timely manure incorporation should be top 'poo' priority

Many practices are important and necessary for properly managing manure. However, there is one practice that when not performed properly can cause substantial economic loss and can potentially lead to environmental issues; timely and adequate incorporation of all manure into the soil.


Retail diesel prices drop

Throughout the United States retail diesel prices dropped an average of four cents this week to hit $2.45. The highest drop in the country was in the Midwest region, where prices fell five cents to hit $2.44. The lowest fall was one cent in the Rocky Mountain region. The highest prices are in the West Coast region at $2.65, while the lowest are in the Midwest at $2.44.


In the Cattle Markets: Cattle on feed

USDA-NASS released the monthly Cattle on Feed report on November 20. Numbers came in very similar to the average pre-report estimates. Total cattle on feed number (U.S. feedlots over 1,000 head capacity) on November 1 was up 2.1% over 2014 at 10.8 million head. This is the largest November cattle on feed number since 2012. In 2015 cattle on feed inventories have been at or above 2014 levels for all but one month, with the last five month inventories at 2% or more above last year’s levels.


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