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  • Sep 15, 2015

    SHARE THIS: Video shows how antibiotics are used in agriculture 1

    The North American Meat Institute (NAMI) released a new video that explores how antibiotics are used in livestock production. The topic of antibiotic use in livestock is a hotly debated and incredibly misunderstood area of food production, and the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistance in humans has the medical establishment looking at agriculture for potential causes. Watch this video and share this blog today on social media....More
  • Aug 20, 2015

    HSUS vet to serve on USDA’s Advisory Committee on Animal Health 4

    USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack has revealed the names of 19 industry professionals who will serve on his Advisory Committee on Animal Health. Among the names includes veterinarians, academics and livestock producers, as well as an HSUS employee who has openly criticized modern-day livestock production....More
  • Aug 11, 2015
    press release

    Pneu-Dart, Inc. responds to BQA position on use of pneumatic darts

    Recently, the Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) issued an advisory statement that recommends that the use of pneumatic darts as a delivery method for animal health products not be allowed....More
  • Aug 4, 2015
    press release

    Preconditioning makes ‘cents’

    “Strike while the iron is hot,” goes the old saying. That’s true at branding time and it’s certainly true when it comes time to market your calves....More
  • Jul 23, 2015
    press release

    BIVI steps up to support future veterinarians

    It’s long been a concern not just for livestock producers, but for the shrinking number of food animal veterinarians—who will step up to fill the critical need for large animal vets?...More
  • Jul 15, 2015
    press release

    The BRDC battle rages on

    Cattle producers enjoy the best vaccines and therapeutic drugs the world has ever known....More
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    Jul 13, 2015

    Why would a banker keep track of your vaccines?

    A BEEF reader sent us an interesting bank ledger from the 1920s. Rather than record financial dealings, it noted the details of vaccine accounts between area ranches and the bank. Why, the reader asks, would a bank be in charge of distributing vaccines?...More
  • Jun 18, 2015

    Summer Herd Health Part 3: Ranchers seeking large animal vets for maintaining herd health 3

    There is a shortage of large animal vets as more vet students pursue careers in small animal medicine. This week’s poll wants to know if your area is impacted by this growing problem. Plus, today’s blog explores the reasons behind the shortage....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
  • Vaccinating calves
    Nov 4, 2014

    It’s Possible To Eradicate BVD: Should We? 4

    BVD is one of the most pervasive and costly diseases that cattle producers deal with....More
  • Jul 31, 2014

    5 Tips For Preventing, Diagnosing & Treating Foot Rot

    Foot rot often shows up in the summer months, especially if cattle are standing in wet areas. Here are five tips that explain the cause, transmission, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of foot rot....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
  • work beef cows every fall to improve profits
    Oct 23, 2013

    Simple Steps To Up Your Cow Herd’s Profitability 8

    Here are some other routine procedures that take very little extra time, and can help you develop a healthier, more productive and profitable cow herd....More
  • Oct 17, 2013
    Elanco Animal Health

    New BVD Management Tool From Elanco Animal Health

    Elanco Animal Health's Viralign 6 BVD management tool: a modified live viral vaccine for BVD treatment in calves and fed cattle....More
  • calf health and BRD
    Sep 30, 2013

    Pay Attention To Animal Treatment Outcomes

    When dealing with cattle disease, poor treatment response isn’t always due to antibiotic resistance, and switching antibiotics or getting more exotic with combinations is often not the way out....More

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