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Bull selection and management decisions are vital to the success of the cow-calf enterprise. Proper attention should be given to the bull power year-round to optimize reproductive performance and genetic progress.

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Nitrate poisoning can lead to significant animal loss, but it is preventable with some general knowledge and testing of forage sources.

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The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) recently announced the purchase of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) vaccine for the National Animal Vaccine and Veterinary Countermeasures Bank (NAVVCB).

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Mating dairy cows to beef sires is only becoming more and more commonplace in the dairy industry. With tight margins, dairy producers need to add more value to low-end calves destined to enter the meat market. The beef industry is responding to this new market and the opportunities it represents. Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) sets one example with their new indexes specifically for Angus sire selection for use on dairy cows.

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For some time now, meat substitutes have been a growing food trend. According to a 2019 A.T. Kearney report, by 2040, only 40% of global meat consumption will still come from conventional meat sources. However, the available data doesn’t necessarily uphold these predictions and claims.

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