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2016

Progressive Cattleman Issue 1 2016

January

Delivery can be a difficult time. Read our 8 articles on troubleshooting difficult calvings and view diagrams of the birthing process. Also, find ways to mitigate weather stress on cows and calves as well as how to fight BVDV.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 2 2016

February

In the February issue of Progressive Cattleman, the issue theme is breeding and genetics. Learn how veterinarians figure into the new Veterinary Feed Directive, and learn how to feed the breeding female in late winter. Other subjects include newborn calf care protocols and synch protocols for fixed-time A.I.

The focus topic is nutrition and feed. Articles include "Grass staggers with a grain of salt," "Selenium deficiency in beef cattle," and "Feed mills prepare for VFD implementation."

Also be sure to read Yevet Tenney's "Keys to getting along with people."

Progressive Cattleman Issue 3 2016

March

In the March issue of Progressive Cattleman, the issue theme is pest control. Learn how to limit fly populations on pastured cattle, and find out how producers are dealing with wolves today. Other articles include, “Short-legged ticks move fast to reduce income,” “Seedhead suppression in tall fescue” and more.

The focus topic is range and pasture. Learn how red clover could be an alternative to antibiotic growth promoters, and learn how to prevent pasture bloat.

Also be sure to read Lee Pitts’ article, “New age brandings.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 5 2016

May

In the May issue of Progressive Cattleman, the issue theme is BQA and meat safety. Learn the difference between antibiotic resistance and residues. Also, find out how managing feedyard dust could be economically advantageous.

The focus topic is nutrition and feed. Learn how supplements with intake control properties could help your herd. Also, learn how you could use cotton byproducts for your herd's feed ration.

Also be sure to read Lee Pitts’ article, “The triplicate theory.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 6 2016

June

The July issue of Progressive Cattleman will focus on equipment and facilities. See how one Canadian rancher developed a new method to sort pairs. Also what should you consider before designing a drylot for your cow-calf operation?

Other articles include, “A working facility on wheels,” “Every drop of wisdom counts with solar pump systems” and “Keeping on top of OSHA regulations.”

Also be sure to read Lee Pitts’ article, “My last meal.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 7 2016

July

The July issue of Progressive Cattleman will focus on equipment and facilities. See how one Canadian rancher developed a new method to sort pairs. Also what should you consider before designing a drylot for your cow-calf operation?

Other articles include, “A working facility on wheels,” “Every drop of wisdom counts with solar pump systems” and “Keeping on top of OSHA regulations.”

Also be sure to read Lee Pitts’ article, “My last meal.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 8 2016

August

The August issue of Progressive Cattleman will focus on the next generation of ranchers. See how one young Angus producer found new ways to set himself apart. See why young producers should start saving for retirement early.

This issue also focuses on herd health. Read about the fever tick and its threat to the U.S. beef industry. Learn how DNA tests can enhance health in beef cattle. Also, find out how the FDA may differentiate antibiotic uses for pinkeye and foot rot.

Also be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “Just say no.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 9 2016

September

The September 2016 issue of Progressive Cattleman turns its attention to the upcoming fall calving season. Articles include, “Fall-calving cow herd: Deliberate or default?” “Testing expands understanding of DD gene” and “Using across-breed EPDs.”

The focus topic of this issue is range and pasture. Learn how to approach fescue toxicosis, and learn how to manage your rangeland so plants retain strong, large root systems.

Also be sure to read Baxter Black’s article, “Meatless Monday magic show.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 10 2016

October

The October issue of Progressive Cattleman comes with a new look. Explore the range of topics –from feed and nutrition to range and pasture – in this easy-to-follow design.

The issue theme is feedlots and fall run. See why pen riders are crucial on the feedlot and learn about the schools that train them, or learn what 3 crucial things you should remember about silent weaning.

This issue mainly focuses on feed and nutrition. Prepare for this winter by determining how much supplemental feed you will need. Find out what manure can tell you about your herd’s nutrition. Also, learn how implants can increase weight gain with little to no increase in feed intake.

Also be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “No radio and a fire.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 11 2016

November

In the November 2016 issue of Progressive Cattleman, the issue theme is beef technology and herd health.

See how preg-checking has evolved with the newest technologies. Learn how you could improve your calves’ performance with technology. Also, where are we headed with genomics? See how genomic technology is becoming easier, cheaper and better.

Herd health articles include, “Protecting animal health at livestock shows,” “Innovative ways to chart withdrawal times” and “Your cows are talking: Are you listening?”

Also be sure to read Paul Marchant’s article, “Be grateful for the idiot horses.”

Progressive Cattleman Issue 12 2016

December

In the December issue of Progressive Cattleman, we cast our eyes toward Christmas. Read about how one producer shared a few Christmases with newborn calves. Also, on Christmas day, these ranchers discovered 20 cattle had broken through the ice. It seemed hopeless to save them all. Read how they were miraculously able to rescue them.

This issue also focuses on equipment and herd health. Are your ready for VFD, which takes effect on Jan. 1? To help you prepare, this issue will review past articles focused on VFD. Also, learn how to winterize your equipment and cattle-handling facilities.

Also be sure to read Lee Pitts’ article, “A Christmas story.”