Dave Sjeklocha

Articles by Dave Sjeklocha
Cattle business humor
It was the middle of a cold February night when the phone shattered my sleep. “Dave, this is Les Ismore. I got a heifer having trouble calving,” the voice said. Already knowing the answer, I asked, “Do you have her caught?” “No, but I can lead you to her.”
Selling our story
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The shape of things to come
I came to a revelation recently that troubles me. Twenty years ago, my wife would have warned anyone to avoid the subject of animal-rights groups unless
Take off the blinders
More profitability is a constant quest for beef-cattle producers. There are two basic ways to increase profit get paid more for the product you're marketing,
Dealing with PI calves
Persistent infection (PI) of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) has received a great deal of attention in recent years. BEEF has featured several articles on
Get'em comfortable
The fall calf run is in full swing. Calves are being weaned, sold and shipped to the feedyards. Stress on these animals include not only these aforementioned
Stretch your antibiotic dollar
Antibiotic use in food animals has been a controversial topic for several years in the general media and medical journals. Many of these articles are
Question Everything
Beef cattle production is steeped in tradition, and many production practices have been handed down generation to generation. But, critical evaluation
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