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Water is the most critical nutrient, but its importance and contribution to animal nutrition is often overlooked. Cattle require an adequate, available supply of fresh water to enable metabolic processes of the body.

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Animals can experience stress in all aspects of beef cattle management. Some stressful events are in a producer’s control, and some are not.

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Having dogs in rural life, whether they spend their days relaxing indoors or working alongside ranchers and cattle, is a treat for us and a dream come true for them.

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A combination of high temperatures and humidity can cause dangerous heat indexes for people and cattle. For livestock, the high heat index can dramatically reduce performance. The annual economic impact of heat stress on livestock is estimated to be between $1.69-$2.36 billion.

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All cattle producers understand that healthy, efficiently growing cattle generate the greatest returns. With feed costs attributing to nearly 70% of total production costs in the beef industry, constant effort and creativity are required to achieve optimal return on investment.

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Pinkeye, foot rot, bovine respiratory disease: These are all common cattle infections producers want treated, and treated quickly. With time and access to facilities being a common constraint on many operations,  it’s reasonable to opt for the most convenient drug delivery device – a dart gun.

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