Vet's Opinion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3247/feed en 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 Make Sure You’re Using Antibiotics In A Legal Manner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner <div class="node-body blog-body">If you’re told that some of our drug and animal health regulations don’t need to be followed, you’re getting bad advice. If you take that advice, you’re breaking the law.</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/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Quality Health Beef Safety Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:02:00 +0000 69591 at http://beefmagazine.com More Consumers Are Realizing The Dishonesty Of The Animal Rights Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">People don’t like to be lied to, duped or manipulated. In the past few years, many people have learned that the animal rights organization they were supporting wasn’t what it represented itself to be.</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/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry#comments Business Animal Activists Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:24:00 +0000 68611 at http://beefmagazine.com Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are some other routine procedures that take very little extra time, and can help you develop a healthier, more productive and profitable cow herd.</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/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/simple-steps-your-cow-herd-s-profitability#comments Breeding Systems Weaning Vaccination Calving Season Sustainability Tips For Profit Winter Weather Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:14:00 +0000 66962 at http://beefmagazine.com Pay Attention To Animal Treatment Outcomes http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pay-attention-animal-treatment-outcomes <div class="node-body blog-body">When dealing with cattle disease, poor treatment response isn’t always due to antibiotic resistance, and switching antibiotics or getting more exotic with combinations is often not the way out. </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/pay-attention-animal-treatment-outcomes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pay-attention-animal-treatment-outcomes#comments Vaccination Health Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:37:00 +0000 65102 at http://beefmagazine.com The Application Of Science Has Been A Primary Driver Of Industry Progress http://beefmagazine.com/blog/application-science-has-been-primary-driver-industry-progress <div class="node-body blog-body">There will always be challenges, but if the last 50 years serve as an example, the U.S. beef industry is up to the task. </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/application-science-has-been-primary-driver-industry-progress" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/application-science-has-been-primary-driver-industry-progress#comments Ranch Management Health Beef Safety Bull Health Calving Season Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 04 Sep 2013 12:46:00 +0000 62322 at http://beefmagazine.com How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-receive-full-value-your-calves <div class="node-body blog-body">Preconditioning's greatest value is in retaining ownership of the calves to the feedlot. In fact, CattleFax reports that retained ownership pays in most years, particularly if your calves’ health and genetics are better than average.</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/how-receive-full-value-your-calves" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/how-receive-full-value-your-calves#comments Cow-Calf Weaning Cattle Markets Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 30 Jul 2013 12:30:00 +0000 59802 at http://beefmagazine.com A Guide To Understanding Animal Drug Withdrawal Times http://beefmagazine.com/blog/guide-understanding-animal-drug-withdrawal-times <div class="node-body blog-body">The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) sets slaughter withdrawal times for approved food animal drugs. Let’s discuss the work that goes into ensuring their safety. </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/guide-understanding-animal-drug-withdrawal-times" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/guide-understanding-animal-drug-withdrawal-times#comments Beef Quality Health Beef Safety Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:00:00 +0000 57502 at http://beefmagazine.com Three Beef Industry Challenges That Won’t Go Away Soon http://beefmagazine.com/blog/three-beef-industry-challenges-won-t-go-away-soon <div class="node-body blog-body">We’ll not only have to deal with these animal welfare, nutrition and cattle health issues on the farm, but at the regulatory and legislative levels as well. We shouldn’t expect these problems to go away anytime soon, so I strongly encourage beef producers to accept the challenge and face them as only we can do.</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/three-beef-industry-challenges-won-t-go-away-soon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/three-beef-industry-challenges-won-t-go-away-soon#comments Cow-Calf Health Nutrition Cattle Genetics Beef Advocacy Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 29 May 2013 11:22:00 +0000 55502 at http://beefmagazine.com The Importance Of Weaning And Castration http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-weaning-and-castration <div class="node-body blog-body">I often hear that farmers and ranchers are the nation’s original champions of animal welfare, and I believe it. But, if you’re not weaning and castrating your calves before you sell them, you can’t wear the animal welfare ribbon.</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/importance-weaning-and-castration" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/importance-weaning-and-castration#comments Weaning Calving Season Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 05 May 2013 15:16:00 +0000 53802 at http://beefmagazine.com