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House and stable flies are two common pests in and around livestock-handling facilities. Control of these two species is an important part of a herd health plan since these insects often carry and transmit disease organisms.

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Look at it this way: Forage efficiency in cattle means more cash in a producer’s pocket and higher margins for feedlot operators.

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With the high price of hay this past winter, many cow-calf operators were scrambling for ways to reduce their winter feeding costs.

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The effects of last summer’s drought are still reverberating on the nation’s cattle. Cowherds are down, and many have moved from their homelands to other locations or were sold off.

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Cattle that graze on rangelands in the western U.S. may soon have a new forage option, thanks to work by a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist.

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In the U.S., 65.8 percent of beef calves are born between January and April, based on USDA survey data.This requires intense nutritional management of cows at times of highest nutrient requirements (late gestation and early lactation).

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