W. Mark Hilton

Purdue University

W. Mark Hilton, DVM, is a clinical professor of beef production medicine in the Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN.

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Oct 30, 2014

What’s The Best Breeding Weight For Beef Heifers?

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....More
add weight to calves for more profit
Jul 29, 2014

2014 Is A Year To Boost Calf Sale Weights

High calf prices and relatively low feed prices make 2014 a year to seriously consider adding pounds and profit....More
how to treat flies in cowherd
Apr 28, 2014

5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle

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....More
Jan 25, 2014

Success Comes When Livestock Producers & Their DVMs Are Partners

The result of a veterinarian and client working together will go far toward attaining the ultimate goal of a win-win relationship....More
work beef cows every fall to improve profits
Oct 23, 2013

Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability

Here are some other routine procedures that take very little extra time, and can help you develop a healthier, more productive and profitable cow....More
getting the most money for your calves
Jul 30, 2013

How To Receive Full Value For Your Calves

Preconditioning's greatest value is in retaining ownership of the calves to the feedlot. In fact, CattleFax reports that retained ownership pays in....More
weaning baby calves
May 05, 2013

The Importance Of Weaning And Castration

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....More
calving season
Jan 23, 2013

Environment Is Critical In Preventing Neonatal Calf Disease

We’ve all heard the old adage that “the three most important things about real estate are location, location, location.” If I could propose a new....More
Aug 28, 2012

BEEF Veterinarian Provides Top Nine Drought Tips

Times of drought are no time for business as usual. Here are tips for planning ahead for next year and thinking outside the box for this year. Here....More
Jun 22, 2012

Preconditioning Of Calves Is A Win-Win-Win Equation

It’s hard to argue with win-win situations in life. Even better are win-win-win situations. Preconditioning (PC) calves fits the win-win-win....More

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