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  • Feb 16, 2016

    Tips for managing lice in the cow herd during the winter months

    Today’s blog focuses on tips for stopping lice in its tracks when it impacts your cow herd during the cold winter months....More
  • Nov 24, 2015
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    Video on parasite control now available

    Parasite control—it’s one of those things that, for many beef producers, is simply a year-in, year-out standard in their herd health management plans....More
  • Oct 24, 2015
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    New insecticide developed for cattle ear tags

    As face flies and horn flies continue to develop more and more resistance to the insecticides commonly used in ear tags, beef producers may be tempted to see if they can braid a flyswatter onto the...More
  • Aug 19, 2015

    6 methods of pest control in beef herds 2

    Flies, insects and other pests are the arch nemesis of cattle ranchers. Here are six methods for controlling pests this summer based on the differences between different flies and other pests....More
  • Aug 11, 2015
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    Rancher wins in Merial-John Deere giveaway

    Dale Bowman is one happy guy....More
  • Jun. 25, 2015

    BEEF Poll: How do you manage fly and parasite issues? 2

    Summer is upon us, and that means so are the pests, both those that reside inside your cattle and those that buzz around on the outside....More
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    Apr 27, 2015
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    Parasite & Pest Management Product Listing

    Parasite and pest management is an ongoing job on the ranch. Make your work easier with this comprehensive listing of available products for worm, grub and insect control....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
  • fly control tips for beef producers
    Jun 12, 2014

    What Is The Best Way To Keep Flies At Bay? 11

    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 4

    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

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