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Due to a lack of understanding of how their food is produced, consumers form unsubstantiated concerns over what they eat.

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When it comes to raising cattle, management practices vary vastly between producers as they work to accomplish the goals of their operations and meet market demands.

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A lot goes into caring for cattle, and it’s important to remember the most valuable nutrient to keeping them healthy—fresh water. Making sure our cattle have a daily source of clean water to drink is an involved task on its own, but maintaining our water sources in a sustainable way is vital to protecting the environment and preserving our lifestyles as cattle owners.

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Much has been written about Kentucky 31 (KY-31) tall fescue over the last few decades. Most cattle producers living in the approximately 35 million-acre fescue belt (which encompasses Missouri and Arkansas, the mid-Atlantic states and most of the Southeast) understand the negative effects KY-31 tall fescue grass can have on production.

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Internal parasite control is part of every herd health management plan, and it should be. Animals with heavy internal parasite burdens experience weight loss, reduced feed efficiency, decreased conception rates and even death.

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Many people enjoy seeing the regal wolf frolic through the forests and meadows on the outdoor and nature channels.

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