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February 2017

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The February issue of Progressive Cattleman is dedicated to the exclusive gathering for many seedstock producers and commercial cattleman – the annual livestock production sale. The edition provides insight to help organize and meet your sale objectives. For the consumer who is buying livestock, this issue provides insight to make your purchase a lasting decision that can help pay off in herd performance.

Along with production sales, this issue covers several other subjects, including management and reproduction. Learn how to prepare your operation for drought. Also, are you ready for calving season? Get these calving tips here. Set one more New Year’s resolution: Earn $300 more per cow. We’ll go over the possibilities win this issue.

Have you considered crossbreeding? See what the benefits are. Be sure to vaccinate your cows and bulls before breeding season. And check out these three misunderstood and underutilized genetic tools.


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In the first issue of the year, Progressive Cattleman will be focusing on preparing for the calving season. Check out this preparation checklist. Also, be prepared for early calving, as the use of calving ease genetics has shortened the gestation period in some herds. Be sure to review this vet’s tips for assisting in calf delivery.

Once the calves are here, it's a whole other task to keep them healthy. Start early – learn how vaccinating cows can prevent scours in calves. Also see other methods for preventing scours in calves.

This issue will also cover feed and nutrition. Before you cut corners in your winter feeding program, consider some key factors first. Also, are you feeding the “rumen bugs”? These micro-organisms help with digestion. See how these bugs impact animal performance. Sometimes, you just can’t avoid mycotoxins. Learn how you can manage mycotoxins in your feed.

Lastly, be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “Be inspired.”