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Boosting Gain Through Parasite Control

  • Mar 24, 2014
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    Skipping The Basics Can Carry A Big Bottom-Line Penalty 1

    A breeding soundness exam (BSE) is a fertility exam performed on bulls by a veterinarian; ideally it’s performed annually. It consists of three components – scrotal circumference, a physical exam, and a semen evaluation, and it typically costs between $50 and $150/bull. That’s not an insignificant amount of money, but it pales in comparison to the lost revenue of open or late-calving cows....More
  • Oct 11, 2012
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    EHD Worrying Ranchers 4

    Epizootic hemorrhagic disease (EHD) is an acute, infectious, often fatal, viral disease that impacts some wild ruminants. Another similar disease called bluetongue has been causing some deer die-offs recently in my area in South Dakota. Once contracted, this virus is fatal to white-tailed deer, and although it’s not a danger to people, it can spread to domestic livestock....More
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