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A Receiving Checklist: Key Decisions in Arrival Programs

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img_2612.JPG Here is another great interview from my incredibly productive day in Brookings, S.D. a few weeks ago when I attended Cargill's "Starting Strong" Seminar for cattle producers. I had the opportunity to interview Mike Apley, DVM, from Kansas State University. His speech was titled, "A Receiving Checklist: Key Decisions in Arrival Programs." Listen to his advice for producers on following Beef Quality Assurance protocol and making a plan that works for you.

"Plan your work and work your plan. Deviating from a consistent protocol applications makes evaluating the system difficult resulting in useless outcomes and a lot of time wasted." -Dr. Apley on following proper protocol when treating cattle.

"Pick a good antibiotic, administer it with proper protocol and stick with it." -Dr. Apley on developing a consistent treatment plan in the feedlots.

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A fifth-generation rancher from Mitchell, SD, Amanda grew up on a purebred Limousin cattle operation in which she and husband Tyler are active. She graduated with a degree in agriculture journalism...

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