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Calving season is fast approaching, and there are several steps you can take to help ensure this calving season is the most successful one ever.
Calving season can be the busiest time of year for cattle producers.  Preparing now will benefit you and your cows.  As calving time approaches, plan ahead to: Make provisions to...
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Before you turn the cattle loose to graze, be sure of what they're eating
Poisonous plants for cattle Before you turn the cattle loose to graze, be sure of what they're eating. Whether it's an improved pasture or open rangeland, cattle might eat plants that are...
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Purina wants to share some of their cattle experience and advice.
A letter from Mac Redding At Purina , we're passionate about cows. That's why we're out here every day working to bring the best to your cattle. We'd like to share with you some...
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Minerals play a role in nearly every aspect of an animal's growth and performance.
  The topic of mineral nutrition oftentimes seems complex. But when it comes to this subject, you’ll be money ahead if you remember this:   1) Cattle need minerals 2) Forages are...
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Moving cattle from here to there is often stressful for all involved. But, there are ways to lower the animals' anxiety and keep your blood pressure down, too. Radio interview source: Dr....
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A healthy cleaner alternative.
Laying mats for cattle If you are looking for better ways to raise healthy, clean cattle, take a load off their hooves. Use rubber laying mats, because comfy cows are more productive. Listen to...
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Chutes are user-friendly
Hydraulic cattle chutes If both you and the cattle stress out trying to move them into a chute, get one that quietly does the work for you. You don't need to be a cowboy to operate a...
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Gloria Asmussen, a Highland cattle breeder of eighteen years, has found Highlands to be a superior, intelligent animal.
A superior, intelligent animal As a breeder of Highland cattle for eighteen years, I have found them to be a superior, intelligent animal. They are very docile, easy to handle and halter train,...
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The first few hours of your baby calf's life should be easy-going. Keep them healthy!
Helping a newborn calf Most calves come into the world healthy and crying for their mommas. But sometimes you have to take certain steps to make sure the first hours of life are smooth. Radio...
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Steps to take to ensure safe delivery and healthy animals
Of the calves that die at or soon after birth, half are due to calving difficulty. Heifers giving birth for the first time are the most likely to have problems. Extension beef specialist Rick Rasby...

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