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There is plenty of research regarding the economic impact of flies on cattle. “The loss is always in the hundreds of millions of dollars range, which is hard to comprehend,” said Eldon Cole, a livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

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Pinkeye has long been a costly nuisance to cattle producers. Eye infections sometimes lead to partial or complete blindness in one or both eyes.

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All good stockmen are aware that heat stress can be a problem in livestock as the summer heats up, but not all are aware that other factors can enter the equation besides the thermometer reading.

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There has been a lot of focus in recent years on improved stockmanship and low-stress handling of livestock.

Efforts to teach principles of handling have been done a lot of different ways.

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There is no doubt in my mind that the vast majority of beef producers care about and care for their animals. There is also no doubt, however, that society’s perception of appropriate animal care practices has changed and continues to evolve.

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The arrival of early rains could ease your worries about water supplies for the summer, but will you have enough good-quality water to get through the year?

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