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The calendar will dictate the work schedule on most ranches. For most, calving season is highlighted in many different ways, but long nights and sometimes less-than-ideal weather come with getting those newborns up and around.

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Inverted tires can make great structures to hold cattle feed and water, but regular maintenance is required.

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Oftentimes the best medicine for a chilled human is something warm – a warm blanket or warm bath. The same is true for a wet or chilled newborn calf.

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Allowing cattle to become stressed can reduce weight gains, milk production, feed efficiency and disease immunity.

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Mastitis (inflammation in one or more quarters) occurs most commonly in dairy cows, but also in beef cows. Mastitis develops if bacteria enter the teat canal – as when cows calve in dirty areas or lie in mud and manure after calving.

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A new case, Mullins v. United States, decided in the United States District Court in Knoxville, Tennessee, considered an individual who owned and operated a cattle-raising operation who claimed he was entitled to deduct losses over a period of years.

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