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In today’s world of technology and recordkeeping, you can record mountains of information about your cattle herd. Recordkeeping is quick, generally easy, and most programs have a spot for the information you collect.

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Winter nutrition and management has many focal points, but there are a few management decisions all cattle producers should place on their to-do lists.

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U.S. cattle ranchers have exhibited remarkable resilience in adversity this year, but not without practice from previous years. While meat processing consolidation and price manipulation existed within the industry prior to COVID-19, recent events have brought these discrepancies into the public eye and instigated change to strengthen our domestic food supply chain against further disruption.

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Growing up, there were several days that brought anxiety to the ranch: branding and sale day were probably the biggest. While there were a million things that could impact the success of branding day (mainly rain and having enough help), when it came to sale day, the entire family knew the importance of what was riding on that single day.

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Bovine leukosis is a very common enzootic infection in beef cattle, caused by the virus bovine leukemia virus, that can be transmitted between cattle by means of infected blood – mostly through infected needles, eartagging/tattoo equipment, dehorners, A.I. sleeves and some insects.

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Fall-weaned calves are once again filling the feedlots, bringing with them their stresses, susceptibilities and weakened immune systems.

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