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During the height of the summer, cattle can face an increase in parasites – both internal and external – that can wreak havoc by disrupting feeding and slowing growth.

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Roughly four years ago, the feeders and packers were facing unusually high instances of non-ambulatory fat cattle. The culprit? Zilmax.

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It’s that time of year when routine “eye checks” are warranted – looking at both eyes of every animal to watch for signs of pinkeye.

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For all involved in the cattle industry, “heat” is a four-letter word. To truly understand the degree of heat your cattle are experiencing, four parameters must be recognized: solar radiation, wind speed, relative humidity and heat accumulation.

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Cattle throughout the U.S. are managed in a variety of ways during the summer, whether they are grazed on rangelands or irrigated pasture, or confined in a feedlot.

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As technology evolves, drones are finding their way into a lineup of non-negotiables in producers’ management toolkits.

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