Vet's Opinion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3247/feed Three top U.S. veterinarians provide tightly focused discussion of specific beef cattle disease and welfare topics. en What’s The Best Breeding Weight For Beef Heifers? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">The traditional approach for heifer development has been to shoot for 65% of mature body weight at breeding time in order to maximize pregnancy rate. Is maximum pregnancy rate really the goal, or is a more profitable herd the goal?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers#comments Breeding Systems Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 81611 at http://beefmagazine.com Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease <div class="node-body blog-body">There are multiple forms of bovine lymphoma/lymphosarcoma (different names, same disease). The forms are classified by age of onset, location of the tumors and frequency of occurrence in a population.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 80571 at http://beefmagazine.com Battling Lice In Your Cowherd? Here Are Vet-Approved Tips To Control It http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Understanding how the two types of lice acquire their nutrients is a primary key to controlling them on cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it#comments Sectors Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:52:00 +0000 78981 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 Is A Year To Boost Calf Sale Weights http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights <div class="node-body blog-body"> High calf prices and relatively low feed prices make 2014 a year to seriously consider adding pounds and profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights#comments Cow-Calf Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Marketing Business Health Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 77811 at http://beefmagazine.com Producers Should Get Ready For Effects of Veterinary Feed Directive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive <div class="node-body blog-body">What a new VFD will look like is still being determined. One proposed change is that the definition of veterinary oversight lies with the local jurisdictions (states). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive#comments Regulation Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 76751 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You Leaving Money On The Table? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table <div class="node-body blog-body">Implanted calves will provide an extra 15-30 lbs. in weaning weight. This will add up fast in today’s feeder-calf market. At $2/lb., this results in an extra $30-$60/head. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 75671 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">You can’t eliminate fly problems, but you can lessen their negative impact. Here are five easy-to-implement tips from BEEF veterinarian, W. Mark Hilton. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle#comments Parasites Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:04:00 +0000 74421 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food supply, they do a disservice to consumers, government and industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com The Beef Industry's Ultimate Goal Should Be A Satisfied Consumer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Begin with the end in mind. This is one of the principles Stephen Covey mentions in his &ldquo;Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.&rdquo; This &ldquo;habit&rdquo; can be defined and applied in several different ways, but it basically means that before starting a project, you should determine your ultimate goal and remain focused on that goal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer#comments Beef Quality Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:21:00 +0000 72141 at http://beefmagazine.com Success Comes When Livestock Producers & Their DVMs Are Partners http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners <div class="node-body blog-body">The result of a veterinarian and client working together will go far toward attaining the ultimate goal of a win-win relationship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners#comments Cattle Industry Structure Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:46:00 +0000 70281 at http://beefmagazine.com