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Find out how to improve livestock production while maintaining the value of the soil and land.

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Cattle often receive drugs at different stages of production. Vaccines and anthelmintics are given to young calves, while steroid implants and antibiotics are typically used in backgrounding and finishing.

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Tall fescue (Lolium arundinaceum) is a cool-season perennial grass found in pastures throughout the eastern U.S. Its tolerance to extreme temperatures, drought, poor soil fertility, heavy grazing and pests have made it a reliable forage base for livestock pastures.

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Beef cattle have numerous parasites that love to take up residence on them 365 days a year. Various flies, ticks and lice enjoy having cattle as their food and shelter supply.

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Almost every beef producer in the eastern U.S. has at some point wished fescue toxicosis could just go away, but what if it could … or at least the cattle that are susceptible?

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Parasite control should be important to all livestock producers. Controlling parasites can aid in production of a superior product, increase herd longevity and improve animal performance, all of which will provide economic benefit to your operation.

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Winter pasture (wheat, rye, barley, etc.) can be a valuable asset for many cattle operations. It is often the most cost-effective way to put weight on stocker cattle or condition on developing heifers.

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