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Facilities & Equipment

Whether your operation is feeding, grazing, weaning or delivering cattle, find the best methods for selecting and maintaining facilities and equipment.

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Well-designed and effectively operated cattle-handling facilities make life easier. Such facilities decrease cattle injury, illness and death, and improve producer morale.

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Building fence can be challenging in rocky, frozen or swampy ground when it’s impossible to dig post holes or set posts with a traditional tractor-mounted post pounder.

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Producers using DNA tests to manage their cow herds now have futuristic new tools to speed processing during routine cattle handling.

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Some say, “A carpenter’s house is never finished.” I’d say it’s a similar situation with cattlemen. Often, it’s their own facilities and equipment that are the last to be maintained or repaired.

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A freezer full of homegrown beef is the rancher’s bounty – and a lot of ranchers who finish an animal for themselves often do so for friends and neighbors as well.

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With the hottest part of summer upon us, high daily temperatures and humidity can cause heat stress to grazing cattle, especially cattle grazing endophyte-infected (toxic) tall fescue.

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