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Cattle can damage the area so limit their time there
A stream running through a pasture often has lush grass, shade trees, and plenty of water. It can be an ideal place for cattle to hang out, but it’s not a good idea on a continual basis....
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Alvaro Garcia, South Dakota State University Extension Dairy Specialist, shares this checklist of feeding strategies to reduce drops in cow intake during hot weather.
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Before you jab them with the needle, make sure you know exactly what you’re doing
When I was a kid, I always winced when the veterinarian gave our 4-H calves their shots, but they didn’t even flinch. Cattle are much braver than I am. Some livestock producers do the...
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Before you jab them with the needle, make sure you know exactly what you’re doing
When I was a kid, I always winced when the veterinarian gave our 4-H calves their shots, but they didn’t even flinch. Cattle are much braver than I am. Some livestock producers do the...
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Calving and re-breeding can be a challenge. These tips will help.
    First-calf heifers need to be fed and managed properly to reduce their susceptibility to calving and reproductive failure. To be reproductively efficient, a heifer needs energy,...
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Rotational grazing benefits both your pastures and your herd.
  Rotational grazing can provide pastures with higher yields and also allow for more efficient utilization of your forage resources. Here are some quick tips to help you get the most out...
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I attended the Western Veterinary Conference last week with Bob and checked out the latest in new treatments for pets and livestock. This is one of the largest vet meetings in the world, with 15,000...
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If the birth rate in your cattle herd has been dropping, check for trichomoniasis
A venereal disease in cattle is spreading rapidly. Trichomoniasis, usually referred to as “trich,” has been around for a long time and is under control in most states. However, due to...
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Cattle are tough animals in winter conditions, unless those conditions become extreme
The fall of 2013 will be remembered in South Dakota for the freak October blizzard that killed thousands of cattle. They fell victim to hypothermia, suffocation, and other causes.   Larry...
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Mob grazing with cattle is a strategy to improve forage species and quality
Mob grazing is defined as grazing a large number of animals on a small area for a short period of time. The result is a uniform consumption of forage, and distribution of manure and urine. Uneaten...

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