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Heat, humidity and windless days are bad news for cattle. Actually, high heat and humidity are not good for most living things. A new record was set in North Dakota for the low minimum daily temperature when the thermometer failed to fall below 70 degrees.

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As fall sale season quickly approaches, producers utilizing DNA technology should begin the sample collection process as soon as it’s practical, says Kent Andersen, Ph.D., associate director global technical services for Pfizer Animal Genetics.

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Let's recap the corn acreage estimates thus far for 2011's crop. On March 31, USDA-NASS reported U.S. corn farmers intended to plant 92.2 million acres of corn this year.

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It’s well-documented that calf preconditioning programs can help cow/calf producers boost their profitability on sale day ­— even to the tune of an extra $6.38 per cwt.Adding icing to the cake, calf preconditioning also has been shown to positively affect feeder calf performance.

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In the cattle business, less sickness equals higher profits in every segment of the industry. The pharmaceutical companies have done a great job providing the cattle producer with a variety of products to control morbidity.

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