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No producer wants to doctor an animal, but it is part of raising them. A producer can have the best vaccination program and biosecurity in the county, but sooner or later an animal is going to get sick and need to be treated.

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The first puffs of black smoke can drive fear into the heart of the most hardened cattle rancher. Wildfire season has morphed into a year-round issue for many farms and ranches in the Western U.S. The reasons why can be up for debate, but the bottom line is that cattle ranchers need to have a wildfire preparedness plan that can be implemented at a moment’s notice. This includes planning for watering your herd when wildfires strike.

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Over time, while many aspects of managing cattle have stayed the same, much has changed. New innovations have brought faster growth rates and better performance. The way cattle are fed and cared for has become much more efficient.

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As we manage and build livestock operations, especially beef cattle, producers have a need for tools that can help determine the effectiveness of management, especially with nutrition programs, against the mountain of variables that affect animals daily.

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Pulling and doctoring sick animals is a chore in and of itself. Not only is it taxing on the people involved, but also the animals.

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Mycoplasma bovis is a devastating and often overlooked pathogen that affects cattle and bison.

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