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Regional Roundup

The Regional Roundup is production advice to help meet challenges found in specific areas of the United States. Regions include Midwest/North, Southeast, Southern Plains and West.

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One of the most stressful stages in the life of a beef calf is weaning. During the weaning process, calves are separated from their dam and often experience additional unfamiliar events such as vaccinations, castration, dehorning, dietary and environmental changes.

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Having a defined breeding season can increase profit potential for cow-calf producers and make many aspects of management easier and more efficient. However, some producers are hesitant to implement a defined breeding season because of concerns about some cows not getting to breed.

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1. Rest helps roots. Resting plants allows them to recover leaf tissue without robbing the root base. Continuous grazing will result in overgrazing, as animals will continue to graze down the most palatable plants.

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If you have not heard of GFI No. 263 yet, you will probably start hearing about it soon. Following the implementation of the Veterinary Feed Directive by the FDA in 2017, many farmers and ranchers were concerned about what would happen next to their ability to obtain non-feed antibiotic medications for their livestock.

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It is that time of year when most need to start thinking about horn and stable fly control strategies. There are no magic bullets for controlling either of these flies, but there are strategies that can be used to reduce their impact.

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As spring rolls in, when we look over our pastures, all we want to see is lush green grass and pretty, happy cattle. Right? Unfortunately, that isn’t always the case. Some of us may battle some unsightly weeds from time to time.

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