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

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What’s the right thing when it comes to raising beef? After all, ultimately we are raising food a person will eat, not just raising the cow that produces it. With that responsibility then, what does doing the right thing look like in raising beef?

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For the vast majority of cow-calf producers, this time of year is scored with the chorus of freshly weaned calves. The majority of our focus right now is directed toward weaning strategies, alleviating stress, vaccination protocols, nutrient management and marketing of the 2020 calf crop – and rightfully so.

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Salmonella enterica (commonly referred to as salmonella) is a leading cause of foodborne illness.

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The U.S. cattle herd has increasingly become more mobile over time – and without fail, nearly every animal will be transported at some point in its life.

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Temperatures have cooled off, days are shortening and many producers are in the throes of weaning and preparing to ship this year’s calf crop, marking it officially fall.

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We’ve learned a lot from the COVID-19 pandemic. Some have learned to stock up their pantries and the basics of home cooking; businesses have learned productivity can be maintained while working from home. And, beef veterinarians, well, they have learned there are similarities between managing cattle and human health.

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