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Herd Health

Find information about vaccination protocols, disease control, biosecurity, and working with your veterinarian on antibiotic treatment.

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Preventing respiratory disease at cow-calf level leads to industry efficiencies

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Stockmanship and animal welfare go hand in hand, and the cattle industry takes both very seriously. “Stockmanship” isn’t found in the Webster dictionary; however, an applicable definition for stockmanship reads, “Stockmanship is the art and science of handling cattle properly.”

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Stockmanship can be defined as the art and science of handling cattle in a proper manner.

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Every year, cow-calf producers reach for magic vaccines which will prevent their calves from getting sick. Calves’ immune systems are capable of protecting against the majority of disease threats.

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Skill set will dictate receiving protocol

The need for skilled operators to take naïve, light or unhealthy cattle to the next level is as strong as it has ever been with tight supplies, expensive antibiotics and high feed costs.

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There are as many schools of thought on stocker management as there are stocker operators and livestock advisers.

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