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Jan 2, 2014
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BVD Management For Cattle Feeders

During the past two decades, the prevalence of BVD infections with strain 1b has increased 50%, according to Brad Williams, DVM, MBA at Elanco Animal Health. Until the recent introduction of Viralign 6 from Elanco Animal Health, no commercially available modified live vaccine for BVD contained strain 1b....More
Jan 2, 2014
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Why BVD Matters To Stocker Operators & Cattle Feeders

BVD impairs immune function, meaning the virus extends its economic thievery to feedlots and stocker pastures. There are direct losses and costs associated with clinical infection, but the most costly damage may stem from the reduced gains, feed efficiency and other performance losses associated with subclinical BVD infection....More
Sep 5, 2013
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How Feedlots Are Managing With Fewer Cattle

Feedlots staying the fullest amid the shortest cattle numbers in more than five decades are taking on the added risk of owning a larger percentage of the cattle themselves, while also utilizing risk management to a greater extent than before, says Kevin Good, senior analyst at CattleFax....More
Sep 5, 2013
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The Evolution Of Key Feedlot Profit Centers 1

Risk management is becoming more important to the profitability and the stayablity of the cattle feeding entity...More
Sep 5, 2013
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Higher Feedlot Cost of Gain Could Spawn Feeding More Yearlings

As stocker value of gain increases in tandem with feedlot cost of gain, Derrell Peel, extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University explains there is more incentive for the industry to add more weight to cattle before they enter the feedlot....More
Dec 3, 2012
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FEEDER Focus | Kevin Buse

Kevin Buse, Hereford, TX, operates Champion Feeders in Hereford and Tascosa Feedyard in Bushland, TX, and runs a farm to help in its input management program. Find out why Buse always uses Optaflexx in his feedyards....More
Dec 12, 2011
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Use Growth Promotants Responsibly

Todd Allen,Cargill Beef General Manager of Feedlot Operations, stresses that is our responsibility to effectively manage cattle and to responsibly apply the technologies we have to meet the demands of our consumers...More
Dec 12, 2011
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Technology Helps Improve Feedyard Efficiency

Todd Allen,Cargill Beef General Manager of Feedlot Operations, discusses the benefits of electronic instrument grading in helping feedyards certify cattle grades more accurately, and how growth promotant products, such as a beta-agonist-1, can enhance feed efficiency...More
Sep 8, 2011
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Consumers Demand Quality, CAB® Sets Records

John Stika, president of Certified Angus Beef®, comments on a record June, when the CAB brand sold 70 million pounds of beef, the highest volume month in the company's 33-year history....More

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