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While producers are weaning calves this fall, giving the cows a little attention, too, will provide long-term benefits.

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The cattle industry is ready to set records for high prices this year and next, said Purdue University Extension economist Chris Hurt.

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Vaccination alone may not be all that is necessary to help protect cattle from respiratory disease.

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Most all of us have attended Beef Quality Assurance meetings and discussed the appropriate use of vaccines, antibiotics and other drugs in beef cattle. The discussions have focused on effective use, administration and withdrawal times. We always talk about the need to read the label and follow the label instructions. One of the areas on the label that not much time is spent on is the section labeled “Caution or Precaution.”

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Some producers are seeing significant re-growth in wheat fields this fall, and it can provide excellent late-season grazing for cows and weaned calves.

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Fall is, depending on where one lives, the time to process calves. As producers, fall also is the last time we physically have the calf in our possession. We need to take the time to note or record the information we would like to have for each calf.

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