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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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Many spring-calving cows and calves will go through the working facilities this time of year for annual pregnancy checks and weaning vaccinations, so fall provides a good opportunity to compile data and evaluate how the production cycle went.

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Establishing a controlled breeding and calving season that works best with your operation is vital to the profitability and sustainability of your cattle business.

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Last month in the regional roundup, the impacts of excess trace mineral and herbicide application were discussed.

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Cattle handle heat differently than a human or dog. Because cattle are ruminants, they produce a lot of heat during ruminal fermentation and digestion of forages.

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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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