Vet's Opinion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3247/feed en Attention, all cattle producers: your industry needs you! http://beefmagazine.com/blog/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/attention-all-cattle-producers-your-industry-needs-you" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/attention-all-cattle-producers-your-industry-needs-you#comments Business Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:57:00 +0000 85771 at http://beefmagazine.com A 100-year-old knife has modern-day lessons http://beefmagazine.com/blog/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> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/100-year-old-knife-has-modern-day-lessons" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/100-year-old-knife-has-modern-day-lessons#comments Business Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 07 Jan 2015 01:26:00 +0000 84961 at http://beefmagazine.com Don’t worry about beef’s adversaries; satisfy our consumers http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-worry-about-beef-s-adversaries-satisfy-our-consumers <div class="node-body blog-body">Beef consumers are reasonable; the beef industry's adversaries are not. A beef vet is concerned that while our efforts to inform and improve are admirable, it seems the adversaries are still driving the bus.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-worry-about-beef-s-adversaries-satisfy-our-consumers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/don-t-worry-about-beef-s-adversaries-satisfy-our-consumers#comments Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 02 Dec 2014 11:00:00 +0000 82801 at http://beefmagazine.com What’s The Best Breeding Weight For Beef Heifers? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers <div class="node-body blog-body">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. Is maximum pregnancy rate really the goal, or is a more profitable herd the goal?</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/what-s-best-breeding-weight-beef-heifers#comments Breeding Systems Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:04:00 +0000 81611 at http://beefmagazine.com Bovine Lymphosarcoma: Few Cows Show Clinical Signs Of Cattle Disease http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease <div class="node-body blog-body">There are multiple forms of bovine lymphoma/lymphosarcoma (different names, same disease). The forms are classified by age of onset, location of the tumors and frequency of occurrence in a population.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/bovine-lymphosarcoma-few-cows-show-clinical-signs-cattle-disease#comments Ranch & Feedlot Biosecurity Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Fri, 10 Oct 2014 09:00:00 +0000 80571 at http://beefmagazine.com Battling Lice In Your Cowherd? Here Are Vet-Approved Tips To Control It http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it <div class="node-body blog-body">Understanding how the two types of lice acquire their nutrients is a primary key to controlling them on cattle.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/battling-lice-your-cowherd-here-are-vet-approved-tips-control-it#comments Sectors Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:52:00 +0000 78981 at http://beefmagazine.com 2014 Is A Year To Boost Calf Sale Weights http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights <div class="node-body blog-body"> High calf prices and relatively low feed prices make 2014 a year to seriously consider adding pounds and profit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/2014-year-boost-calf-sale-weights#comments Cow-Calf Stocker/Backgrounders Cattle Marketing Business Health Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 +0000 77811 at http://beefmagazine.com Producers Should Get Ready For Effects of Veterinary Feed Directive http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive <div class="node-body blog-body">What a new VFD will look like is still being determined. One proposed change is that the definition of veterinary oversight lies with the local jurisdictions (states). </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/producers-should-get-ready-effects-veterinary-feed-directive#comments Regulation Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 01 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 76751 at http://beefmagazine.com Are You Leaving Money On The Table? http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table <div class="node-body blog-body">Implanted calves will provide an extra 15-30 lbs. in weaning weight. This will add up fast in today’s feeder-calf market. At $2/lb., this results in an extra $30-$60/head. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/are-you-leaving-money-table#comments Cow-Calf Ranch Management Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Fri, 06 Jun 2014 10:00:00 +0000 75671 at http://beefmagazine.com 5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle <div class="node-body blog-body">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 Hilton. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-essential-steps-fly-control-cattle#comments Parasites Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 29 Apr 2014 01:04:00 +0000 74421 at http://beefmagazine.com Consumers Hear Only Half The Story On Food-Borne Illness http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness <div class="node-body blog-body">When activist groups and media sensationalize food-bone illness outbreaks without providing the context of the overwhelming safety of the U.S. food supply, they do a disservice to consumers, government and industry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/consumers-hear-only-half-story-food-borne-illness#comments Animal Welfare Beef Quality Vet&#039;s Opinion Wed, 26 Mar 2014 03:08:00 +0000 72841 at http://beefmagazine.com The Beef Industry's Ultimate Goal Should Be A Satisfied Consumer http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Begin with the end in mind. This is one of the principles Stephen Covey mentions in his &ldquo;Seven Habits of Highly Effective People.&rdquo; This &ldquo;habit&rdquo; can be defined and applied in several different ways, but it basically means that before starting a project, you should determine your ultimate goal and remain focused on that goal.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/beef-industrys-ultimate-goal-should-be-satisfied-consumer#comments Beef Quality Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Sun, 09 Mar 2014 23:21:00 +0000 72141 at http://beefmagazine.com Success Comes When Livestock Producers & Their DVMs Are Partners http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners <div class="node-body blog-body">The result of a veterinarian and client working together will go far toward attaining the ultimate goal of a win-win relationship.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/success-comes-when-livestock-producers-their-dvms-are-partners#comments Cattle Industry Structure Health Vet&#039;s Opinion Sat, 25 Jan 2014 15:46:00 +0000 70281 at http://beefmagazine.com Make Sure You’re Using Antibiotics In A Legal Manner http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner <div class="node-body blog-body">If you’re told that some of our drug and animal health regulations don’t need to be followed, you’re getting bad advice. If you take that advice, you’re breaking the law.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/make-sure-you-re-using-antibiotics-legal-manner#comments Cattle Industry Structure Beef Quality Health Beef Safety Vet&#039;s Opinion Tue, 31 Dec 2013 02:02:00 +0000 69591 at http://beefmagazine.com More Consumers Are Realizing The Dishonesty Of The Animal Rights Industry http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry <div class="node-body blog-body">People don’t like to be lied to, duped or manipulated. In the past few years, many people have learned that the animal rights organization they were supporting wasn’t what it represented itself to be.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/vets-opinion">Vet&#039;s Opinion</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/more-consumers-are-realizing-dishonesty-animal-rights-industry#comments Business Animal Activists Tips For Profit Vet&#039;s Opinion Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:24:00 +0000 68611 at http://beefmagazine.com