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Summer is typically a highly anticipated season. School is out, vacations are planned and the long, sunny days are enjoyed. But for cattle producers, there is one summertime occurrence that is not looked forward to – pinkeye within the cattle herd.

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Corn prices have a big impact on supplemental feed costs. It’s typically difficult to find alternative ingredients which offer as much energy as corn does at a cheaper price.

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The U.S. beef industry is poised to become an even larger provider of animal protein to the world’s growing population, but the question arises – how can it be successful when so many outside forces are striving to influence it?

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We’ve all heard the saying, “Good fences make good neighbors.” A well-built fence provides peace of mind, and riding fences is not a long-lost habit of those who raise livestock.

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Heat costs the cattle industry billions of dollars annually. This loss comes from reductions in feed conversion, growth, milk production and reproduction. Extensive research has been done to mitigate the impacts of heat stress in the cattle industry.

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Water is the most critical nutrient, but its importance and contribution to animal nutrition is often overlooked. Cattle require an adequate, available supply of fresh water to enable metabolic processes of the body.

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