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For Eric Evans of Celeste, Texas, 2011 was a tough year to be a cattleman. Like most beef producers in the southern U.S., record-low rainfall levels left the Hunt County, Texas, operation low on feedstuffs and searching for answers on how to keep the bottom line in the black.

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Often at cattleman seminars, a speaker will sound the alarm on gastrointestinal worm resistance to anthelmintics (dewormers).

Is the alarm justified? Is there a resistance problem?

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Many farmers and ranchers across the country face scores of similar problems – from huge swings in commodity prices, crushing environmental concerns, tremendous weather volatility and last, but certainly not least, the remarkable task of keeping the family farming business in the family.

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The hot, dry Arkansas summer last year affected cattle farmers across Arkansas. But thanks to USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the Illinois River Sub-Basin and Eucha-Spavinaw Lake Watershed Initiative, Craig and Jay Oliphnant’s operation has been able to effectively weather the drought.

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041912_stocker_managementBackgrounding may seem simple: Buy calves right, feed them well, keep them healthy and sell them for more.

But all the details behind that list prove how difficult the job can be, as noted during the recent “Backgrounding for Quality” field day at White Brothers Cattle Co., near Chickasha, Oklahoma.

At the seminar, co-sponsored by Oklahoma State University (OSU), Pfizer Animal Health and Certified Angus Beef LLC, local veterinarian Bruss Horn emphasized that good management starts with the buy.

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Colostrum is the first milk produced after a cow gives birth; it is a nutrient dense, immunoglobulin rich milk designed for the newborn calf. Delivering that milk with care is the key to ensuring that a calf's immune system (immature at birth) starts to develop thus warding off infections that are common to young animals.

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