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I’ve lived and worked all over the West, and I never thought I could get too hot until I moved to Texas. Sometimes it would be so torrid there the horses would come up to the water trough looking like Appaloosas.

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The actual transfer of farm ownership as well as the transition of management control to the next family farming generation is often a journey with many emotional struggles and potential conflicts involved.

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Good nutritional status is an important factor for quality of life and health of all living things, including cattle. Yet, because many of the signs of poor nutrition are subclinical, they are often overlooked.

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Sonja Swiger is the livestock veterinary extension entomologist for Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services. When asked, “What are the natural remedies for fly control?” Swiger has a simple answer: there aren’t any. 

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Stockers and backgrounders are growing cattle in the truest sense. Here, the animal uses much of its energy to gain weight and strengthen its immune system against disease challenges.

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A breeding cycle isn’t over when a cow is confirmed pregnant. Removing the bull or confirming the success of the A.I. program is the first chance to plan for success in the next chapter. Proper management and nutrition during the gestation period is the start of ensuring optimal productivity in the offspring.

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