Vet's Opinion Three top U.S. veterinarians provide tightly focused discussion of specific beef cattle disease and welfare topics. en Here's how attaining zero calf sickness is absolutely possible <div class="node-body blog-body">Shorting the cow nutritionally during any of the 283 days of gestation could negatively impact the developing fetus and make it more susceptible to disease after birth.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Nutrition Calving Season Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 18 Feb 2016 18:58:00 +0000 98241 at Animal rights groups use faith outreach, click activism to reach followers <div class="node-body blog-body">People want to be involved. They want to feel like they are a part of something. Social media is a tool that provides this opportunity with little effort. All they have to do to participate is click “Like,” or “hashtag” something.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 08 Feb 2016 17:53:00 +0000 97861 at Questions about VFD? Let's clear up the confusion <div class="node-body blog-body">The big change for BEEF readers will be when the new VFD drug labels go into effect, which is expected to happen during December 2016.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Beef Quality Beef Quality Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 04 Jan 2016 19:56:00 +0000 96941 at Is preconditioning still a no-brainer? <div class="node-body blog-body">In most years, the majority of the dollars made in a preconditioning program are on the very efficient weight gain of the newly weaned calf. Not so in 2015.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sectors Nutrition Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:27:00 +0000 93211 at What you need to know about the final VFD rule <div class="node-body blog-body">How you will be able to obtain antibiotics for use in feed and water for food animals is changing. Here's what you need to know about the new VFD guidelines. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:28:00 +0000 91791 at Do new antibiotic regulations challenge herd expansion? <div class="node-body blog-body">The goal in developing the VFD is essentially twofold: to more closely track antibiotic use in food animals, and reduce the amount of antibiotics used in food-animal production.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 16 Jul 2015 18:35:00 +0000 90961 at 5 management steps to boost calf performance & profit <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are five management practices to consider to up your calf profit this spring.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ranch Management Weaning Health Nutrition Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:33:00 +0000 88791 at A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle <div class="node-body blog-body">Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it all. Here's a story of how a pickup in a ditch serves as a constant reminder for one rancher. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Cattle Industry Structure People Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:47:00 +0000 87921 at Attention, all cattle producers: your industry needs you! <div class="node-body blog-body">If you’re already a member of your national, state and local cattle associations, good for you. If not, get involved. </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:57:00 +0000 85771 at A 100-year-old knife has modern-day lessons <div class="node-body blog-body">Technologies contributing to efficiency in modern agricultural production continue to evolve, with the result being that less than 2% of Americans need to be involved in agriculture. Our population continues to migrate to cities, where they only have to spend about 6.6% of annual consumer expenditures on food.</div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 84961 at