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  • Apr 30, 2015

    Grazing Series Part 5: Be a good neighbor & maintain your fences with these 3 tips 2

    The grazing season is already underway in some parts of the country and just around the corner for others, but are your fences ready to hold the herd? Here are three tips for getting your fence lines in tip-top shape before turnout. Plus, a sneak peak at what’s coming up in May....More
  • Apr 29, 2015

    Why I disagree with Temple Grandin on reteaching predator instincts in cattle 21

    Temple Grandin recently generated some controversy over her comments that ranchers need to reteach their herds to have better protective instincts against predators. Here’s why I believe “re-wilding” cattle is a bad idea and docility should be a top priority for today’s cattle producers....More
  • Apr 21, 2015

    4 things to cross off your to-do list before breeding season begins

    Are you sure your herd bulls are fertile? Have you administered pre-breeding vaccinations to the cows? Do you have plans to control parasites and flies this grazing season? What about the calves? Here are four things to get done before the breeding season begins....More
  • Apr 8, 2015

    Grazing Series Part 2: Extensive vs. moderate grazing, effective cross-fencing & more 2

    Is it time to alter your grazing system? Here are three management systems to consider to get the most out of your pastures this summer....More
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    Jul 30, 2014

    Why I Prefer Moving Cattle With A Horse Rather Than An ATV 3

    The rise in use of all-terrain vehicles (ATV) and side-by-sides – and less reliance on horses – to work cattle, helped force producers to focus on improving cattle disposition....More
  • Sep 23, 2013

    Temple Grandin Shares Top Cattle Handling Tips 1

    Animal welfare and proper animal handling is at the forefront of consumers’ minds; and no one has been more at the forefront of the animal welfare and handling wave than Temple Grandin....More
  • Jun 6, 2013

    Feeder Responds Positively To Tyson FarmCheck™ Audits 3

    Last fall, you may have read about Tyson Foods' announcement of a new audit program, called Tyson FarmCheck™, that aims to ensure responsible on-farm treatment of animals. This multi-species program will include an animal welfare and handling audit at the feedlot level....More
  • Jun 12, 2012

    Feedyard Safety Must Be A Day-In, Day-Out Practice 1

    Feedyard safety is much more than just being in compliance with OSHA regulations. For it to truly be successful in reducing accidents, it needs to be a day-in, day-out part of the culture....More
  • May 31, 2012

    Tom Noffsinger On Low-Stress Cattle Handling 1

    Tom Noffsinger, Benkelman, NE, is a consulting feedyard veterinarian best known for his passion and enthusiasm for working with reedyards and ranches on low stress cattle handling. More and more feedyards and ranches are incorporating this philosophy and production practice into their daily operations, to the benefit of both the cattle and the cowboys. Here, Noffsinger talks about the idea behind low stress cattle handling and what the handler is trying to accomplish....More

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