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According to a recent study performed at Padova University on beef cattle, organic selenium supplementation (Alkosel3000 from Lallemand) can improve meat processing quality and organoleptic qualities, when compared to mineral selenium. The trial showed that organic selenium, not only enhanced the animal anti-oxidant status, but also improved meat tenderness and visual aspect, in line with consumer expectations, and reduced drip loss for the processor. This is an excellent illustration of the ‘farm-to-fork’ benefits of a natural feed additive and additional proof of organic selenium’s superior bioavailability.

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A new tool that can help South Dakota beef producers address challenges in reproduction management is available online. And it’s free.

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There are a lot of different opinions regarding which antibiotics are best for treating common infections – for example, pneumonia and foot rot.

How can a cow-calf producer make the best decision about which product to use and when?

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Often, it is the way rations are fed rather than their composition that leads to digestive upset in horses. Even under the best of management, several anatomical peculiarities of the horse’s digestive tract predispose horses to digestive disorders such as colic and founder.

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One of the necessary elements of beef cattle production is vaccination against common diseases. In order to be effective, vaccines must be cared for appropriately.

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