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One of the most important challenges facing feedlot operators, and the consulting veterinarians who service them, is the development of on-arrival strategies to maximize health in the most economic fashion.

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It is a tough year to raise cattle. As the Southern tier of the United States continues to struggle through one of the worst droughts on record, many Northern states are experiencing record precipitation and cool temperatures, which caused late planting and slow growth of forages.

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Somewhere today a family is watching its 2011 calf crop sell.

Whether it be through the sale barn, direct off the ranch or via video, selling cattle can be a nerve-wracking experience.

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Due to the reduced (and further shrinking) U.S. beef cow inventory, prices for cull cows (also referred to in a more consumer-friendly manner as “market” cows) have been extraordinary over the past few years.

It’s remarkable to see utility slaughter cows selling today for $70 per hundredweight (cwt). Over the past two years, they have consistently sold for around $60 per cwt.

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Cattle producers are a proud bunch with a history woven into the fabric of the U.S. They’ve battled weather, markets, feed shortages, pests and disease, generally coming out on top.

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Beefmaster Cattlemen introduced a product that created a niche. Their brand, Nolan Ryan’s Guaranteed Tender Beef, debuted in 2000 as a value-added select product and was designed to unite a supply of Brahman-influenced cattle with a demand for a lean and tender eating experience.

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