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Progressive Cattleman Issue 1 2019


The January issue of Progressive Cattleman takes a close look at nutrition. Learn how pre-calving nutritional status can affect the cow and her calf. Or see how a Kansas rancher was able to reduce his cost of production by switching to a confinement system and supplementing with intensive grazing. Lastly, beware – extreme weather conditions in 2018 have resulted in a high risk of mycotoxins in feed.

Also included are several articles on calving. Learn how to deal with frostbite during calving season, or see what role vitamins play in colostrum quality.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 2 2019


The February 2019 issue of Progressive Cattleman focuses on herd health. Learn how you can optimize your herd’s immunity with the right nutrition. And should you use modified-live or killed vaccines for calves? Find out here.

Another focus of this issue is livestock sales. See how a social media strategy could help boost your sales, or find out how you should prepare before going to the sale and buying a bull.

Also, don’t miss our regular columnists, Paul Marchant, Marci Whitehurst and Baxter Black.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 3 2019


The bulk of articles in the March issue of Progressive Cattleman mainly focus on reproduction. Not confident in A.I.? Enrolling in an A.I. class may be time well spent off the ranch. Also, as the beef-on-dairy trend continues to grow, how will it impact the beef industry? Lastly, see how an all-natural method to IVF can decrease stress on the cow, labor and cost.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 4 2019


Pest control is the main focus of the April issue of Progressive Cattleman/i>. Read the cover story, “Unseen predators: Managing internal parasites.” Learn these deworming and pasture management strategies to increase the health of your herd. Or check out these control methods for rodents.

Another focus of this issue is reproduction. See how estrous synchronization could add to your profitability. Don’t have a place for your bulls off-season? Find out how you can manage a calving and breeding season without removing your bulls. Lastly, are we breeding for too much milk production?

Progressive Cattleman Issue 5 2019


The May issue of Progressive Cattleman offers a few insights on beef quality. Learn five things you can do to improve feedlot safety and get to know the 2019 BQA award winners. Also included is feed and nutrition. Explore different alternatives to antibiotics in feed to help control liver abscesses. Or learn more about how feeding sorghum could benefit your operation. Lastly, see what implants could add to your calves in the feedlot.

Progressive Cattleman Issue 6 2019


The June issue of Progressive Cattleman features several insights on grazing. Pick up five tips for fescue management and get some advice on balancing your forage resources. Also included is stockmanship. Discover what a new survey reveals about cattle care needs throughout the beef production chain. Lastly, learn how to get the most out of your feed-through fly control.

Progressive Cattle Issue 7 2019


The July issue of Progressive Cattle explores several issues that have a major impact on the beef industry, including border control, export markets and more. Get an in-depth look at the daily problems ranchers on the U.S.-Mexico border have been dealing with for decades. Also included is facilities and equipment. Learn more about the pros, cons, and proper procedures for hot iron and freeze branding. Lastly, get some tips on evaluating the need for creep-feeding on your operation.

Progressive Cattle Issue 8 2019


The August issue of Progressive Cattle focuses on herd health. Learn five ways ineffective BRD treatment can be costly in the long run. Or get some tips on tightening biosecurity on your operation. Also, learn three ways probiotics can boost immunity and efficiency, and get the latest on the battle against bovine tuberculosis in the upper Midwest. Lastly, learn more about several young producers who are taking creative measures to help their operations flourish.

Progressive Cattle Issue 9 2019


The September issue of Progressive Cattle focuses on fall calving and reproduction. Decide whether fall calving is a good fit for your operation by exploring the pros and cons of taking the “off-season” plunge. And get some tips on using EPDs to choose the right bulls for your herd. Also included is grazing. Get some pointers from a Noble Research Institute consultant on how get the most out of your annual rainfall. Lastly learn about five different methods of weaning and how each method can yield different results. What works best for your herd?

Progressive Cattle Issue 10 2019


The October issue of Progressive Cattle gives some pointers on feed and nutrition. Learn about the relationship between bred cow nutrition and body condition, and get some tips on winter nutrition requirements for bulls. Also, get some advice on detecting and treating pinkeye heading into winter, and learn how much nutrition in utero impacts calves. Lastly, learn what to look for when deciding whether to rent or pass on grazing ground.

Progressive Cattle Issue 11 2019


The November issue of Progressive Cattle highlights beef technology. Check out the cover story about the potential impact virtual fencing on the cattle industry, and learn about some options for remote monitoring systems. Also included is herd health. Get some tips on fighting BRD, and see if your dewormer is working like it’s supposed to. Lastly, learn about developments in TB testing, and get some helpful tips for planning and applying a vaccination program for your herd.