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Beef cattle have been supplemented fat for years. The primary reason being that supplemental fats are a concentrated source of energy containing nearly two to three times the net energy of cereal grains.

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SCRANTON, Iowa – As farmers continue to tackle the dual challenges of feeding the world and being good stewards of the land for generations to come, one Iowa farm family is tackling these challenges head on and is committed to improving their land and water resources.

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Lice are a common winter problem in cattle, especially in northern climates with cold weather and short winter days.

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It doesn’t matter what time of year it is, the potential for hoof injuries and infections exists in all types of environments. Producers’ “beef” with this is understandable.

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“If a horse isn’t safe and bombproof, he doesn’t stay at our house,” says horsewoman, wife and mother of four Korrina Tomes-Hughes. When Korrina acquired a “witchy” horse who often squealed and kicked out, she quickly told her husband they had one year to solve her behavioral issues or she was “out of here.”

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Reproductive diseases can damage a cattle operation’s profitability for months and even successive years.

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