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The year 2014 has been good to cattle producers. Record-high prices for fed and feeder cattle have provided great opportunities for profit.

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Cow-calf producers are required to make many management decisions on a frequent basis, and most require careful study to ensure that the right direction will be taken. One of the major decisions is when to wean calves.

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Feedlot veterinarian and animal-handling consultant Dr. Tom Noffsinger demonstrates practices that enable voluntary movement of cattle at the 2014 International Cattle Welfare Symposium.

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Ruminal acidosis continues to be a common digestive disorder in feedlot cattle and in dairy cows, and it occurs when the rate of acid production is greater than the rate at which acid is neutralized (saliva buffering) and cleared (absorption) from the rumen.

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The Crystalyx Beef Cow Body Condition Score app can assist beef producers in assessing and managing each cow’s individual needs from their mobile devices.

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The FDA’s “Guidance for the Industry” (GFI) 209, released in December 2013, announced that all antibiotic feed additives would, within three years, fall under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) regulations.

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