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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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Is your feed mixer working correctly? One quick way to find out is by emptying a couple of packages of small marshmallows into the mixer while it is mixing other feed ingredients.

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When considering the purchase of livestock scales, producers should put a sharp pencil to whether or not knowing the accurate dosage for vaccines and dewormers, and benchmarking prices at the sale barn, is justifiable for their operation.

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It’s a simple choice: Plan or react?

Every day, we encounter uncertainties. It’s how we plan for these moments that will affect our businesses, investments and pocketbooks.

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The wind likes to blow on a regular basis in many areas of the country during the winter months. Couple this wind with cold temperatures and wet conditions, and the wind chill can cause a great deal of stress for cattle.

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“Safety of man and animal” – these are words I often used in the classroom or during an extension meeting to describe one of the overall purposes of cattle-handling equipment and facilities.

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When it comes to working cattle, things can get stressful. Before you begin your day in and around your working equipment, John Kornmann, DVM, Dewitt Veterinary Clinic, and Cameron Schulte, Arrowquip Cattle Equipment salesman, gave us 10 things you need to double-check to keep your day running smoothly and efficiently.

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