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Fall is in the air, and if you have a spring-calving herd, you are either smack-dab in the middle of weaning calves, have dates set in the near future or already have bawling calves in the pens.

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Cattle exposed to pinkeye are at risk of lower calf growth rates, potential blindness and permanent damage if left untreated.

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Manure produced from any livestock operation has tremendous fertilizer value. Manure from a beef finishing operation contains all the essential nutrients commonly found in fertilizer: nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) and potassium (K), or NPK.

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At a recent forage group meeting on an Oregon ranch, our discussion focused on the potential rental values of some of the pastures. Back and forth, folks discussed the pros and cons of the fields.

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Security is not always top-of-mind for producers but, unfortunately, it’s necessary to protect the safety of your animals, people on your property and your livelihood.

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I hear over and over that meetings are a waste of time, or that they worked for a while and then it wasn’t worth the effort anymore. There are a host of reasons for this ineffectiveness.

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