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By Ellan Dufour, M.S., Jun 30, 2022
The summer heat is here, and it’s time for the cows to kick back with some icy drinks by the wading pool or sit inside under the protection of air conditioning units. Unfortunately, our cows don’t have an easy way of avoiding the heat and sun. Unless we offer them some heat abatement technology, such as fans, soakers or misters, they are stuck handling the heat throughout the day until…..READ MORE ›

By Twig Marston, Ph.D., May 31, 2022
Liver abscesses continue to be a nagging problem for today’s cattle feeders. Incidences of liver abscesses have continually grown as the fiber in cattle diets is replaced with high-octane energy from starch. Cattle feeders and meat purveyors seek new strategies to reduce or eliminate liver abscesses, but good solutions are difficult to find...READ MORE ›

By Stewart Galloway, Ph.D., May 17, 2022
Split-sex feeding, the practice of feeding barrows and gilts differently, used to be a more common production practice. However, in recent years, fewer farms have implemented this feeding strategy. ..READ MORE ›