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Nutritional strategies for starting calves

In the cattle business, there are few things as rewarding as getting weaned calves and newly arrived feeder cattle off to a good start. The first 30–45 days after weaning and/or commingling can set the tone for calves’ lifelong health, performance and profitability. Read More
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Salmonella and your backyard flock

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Salmonella is the cause of an estimated 1 million foodborne illnesses in the United States every year, including 19,000 hospitalizations and more than 300 deaths. Read More
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5 keys to healthy, productive fresh cows

Currently, one of the biggest opportunities for increased performance on our dairy farms centers around our fresh cow program. Fresh cows have a great opportunity for production potential, but if we do not set them up for success properly, they will not be able to achieve an optimal level of production. Read More
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Tail-biting in pigs: Why AllBite is the answer

Tail-biting can affect either a single pig or an entire pen. It can be sporadic or chronic, but one thing is certain: Tail-biting is a vice behavior that frustrates animal care workers, farm managers, swine nutritionists and veterinarians alike. Read More
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Alternative forage crop options

It’s no secret that there have been weather-related challenges across much of the U.S. this spring. Due to conditions like excessive snow and cold or relentless rainfall and cloudy days, planting delays have been widespread, causing many to reconsider their seeding decisions if spray and fertilizer weren’t already applied. Read More