Vet's Opinion http://beefmagazine.com/blog/3247/feed Three top U.S. veterinarians provide tightly focused discussion of specific beef cattle disease and welfare topics. en 5 management steps to boost calf performance & profit http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit <div class="node-body blog-body">Here are five management practices to consider to up your calf profit this spring.</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-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/5-management-steps-boost-calf-performance-profit#comments Ranch Management Weaning Health Nutrition Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 27 Apr 2015 16:33:00 +0000 88791 at http://beefmagazine.com A pickup in the ditch says everything about the rural lifestyle http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pickup-ditch-says-everything-about-rural-lifestyle <div class="node-body blog-body">Anyone who has experienced serious injury or illness in a loved one can appreciate the highs and lows, and how dark things can be in the middle of it all. Here's a story of how a pickup in a ditch serves as a constant reminder for one rancher. </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/pickup-ditch-says-everything-about-rural-lifestyle" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://beefmagazine.com/blog/pickup-ditch-says-everything-about-rural-lifestyle#comments Cattle Industry Structure People Vet&#039;s Opinion Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:47:00 +0000 87921 at http://beefmagazine.com 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