Current Progressive Cattle digital edition
  • Termination
    When time for termination comes Read More
  • Cattle graze hahia pasture in Florida
    Grazing strategies to manage internal parasites Read More
  • Fly control
    The stagnant future of fly control Read More
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  • A lot goes into caring for cattle, and it’s important to remember the most valuable nutrient to keeping them healthy—fresh water. Making sure our cattle have a daily source of clean water to drink is an involved task on its own, but maintaining our water sources in a sustainable way is vital to protecting the environment and preserving our lifestyles as cattle owners.

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  • It has occurred to me that we humans seem very attached to catch phrases, something short, snappy and easily repeatable. I remember when the Tyson fire happened last August, one news article called it a “black swan” and pretty soon, everyone was calling it a black swan which, personally, I think is too suave a name for something that shook up the beef industry so much. Better to call it a “black buzzard” or something equally unsavory.

  • Much has been written about Kentucky 31 (KY-31) tall fescue over the last few decades. Most cattle producers living in the approximately 35 million-acre fescue belt (which encompasses Missouri and Arkansas, the mid-Atlantic states and most of the Southeast) understand the negative effects KY-31 tall fescue grass can have on production.

  • Internal parasite control is part of every herd health management plan, and it should be. Animals with heavy internal parasite burdens experience weight loss, reduced feed efficiency, decreased conception rates and even death.