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    Jun 12, 2014

    What Is The Best Way To Keep Flies At Bay? 10

    Here are four ways to manage flies this summer....More
  • how to treat flies in cowherd
    Apr 28, 2014

    5 Essential Steps For Fly Control On Cattle 3

    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....More
  • focus on basic cow-calf management to improve bottom line
    Mar 24, 2014

    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

    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
  • preventing pinkeye in cattle
    Apr 1, 2010

    How To Prevent & Treat Pinkeye In Cattle

    Pinkeye is a painful disease that can cause reductions in weaning weights of as much as 17-65 lbs./animal. Once pinkeye begins to spread through a herd, it's very difficult to contain and control. Here are tips on how to prevent it in your cowherd....More

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