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The utilization of embryo transfer (ET) offers a great opportunity for genetic improvement in beef cattle operations.

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It can be confusing for producers needing to either upgrade their current chute and handling facilities or build a new system from scratch.

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Large animal veterinarians with an arm in a sling or on crutches is not an uncommon sight. Usually, their injury was the result of treating or testing cattle in a poorly designed or maintained handling facility.

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The daily grind of ranching life – an honest one, working animals on the land – is rewarding. The practice reaches backward through our bloodlines to the earliest days of the American dream.

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Most would agree, an ounce prevention is worth a pound of cure. This statement is spot-on when considering newborn calf health. Calf scours is defined as diarrhea occurring within the first three weeks of life.

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Investing in new equipment is always a big conversation to have because it plays an integral role in your operation. Cattle handling systems influence the efficiency of your workflow and the safety of handlers and cattle. In some scenarios, a stationary system is ideal, whereas in others, it is better to have a portable working system. In some cases, there are ranches that even have both.

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