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Published: Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:44:46 -0500

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BEWARE OF POTENTIAL THREAT TO DEER POPULATIONS

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:44:46 -0500

Diseases are a big concern for deer biologists and managers. Since the reestablishment of white-tailed deer across the Southeast, hemorrhagic disease has had a negative impact on their populations. Hemorrhagic disease in deer can be caused by epizootic hemorrhagic disease viruses, or bluetongue viruses, and is spread by black gnats.



SVF CATTLE COUNTRY COMMERCIAL REPLACEMENT SALE HELD AUG. 31ST

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 16:20:17 -0500

One thousand, one hundred and eleven commercial females from Florida's leading ranchers found ready acceptance at the recent Cattle Country Sale in Brighton, Fla.



IT'S THE PITTS -- A MOTHER'S PLEA

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 14:19:33 -0500

I'm not in the mood today to try and be funny. And normally I don't believe writers should use their podium to preach to people. In most cases I don't have the qualifications or the credentials.



HUNTIN' DAYLIGHT -- DEMAND-AGGRESSIVE MARKETING BUOY CATTLE PRICES

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:40:18 -0500

Cattle numbers continue to grow with national cowherd expansion, and various data suggest herd expansion is continuing this year.



CHUTE-SIDE VACCINE COOLER IS A USEFUL TOOL

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 09:39:31 -0500

A few simple steps can help cattle producers become more effective in battling respiratory disease in their herd, get full value of any vaccine they purchase, and possibly increase their operational profit in the process.



PRODUCERS BENEFIT FROM YEAR-ROUND HERD HEALTH PROGRAM

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:48:00 -0500

Many times a producer does not consider or appreciate the value of a good year-round herd health program until confronted with a difficult calving season or an unacceptable level of calf loss from health challenges.



GET CALVES STARTED ON THE RIGHT FOOT AT WEANING

Wed, 27 Sep 2017 16:47:19 -0500

During this time of the year, some producers may consider preconditioning beef calves prior to sale. This involves a multi-step process including weaning, a defined health protocol, nutrition, and marketing plan. The following article describes a few helpful tips for weaning and getting calves started on the right foot:



EARLY WEANING BENEFITS FIRST-CALF COWS

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:27:02 -0500

Summer heat can be hard on pastures, cows and calves, especially first-calf cows. These cows are in a special class as they are still trying to maintain body condition, actively grow, support reproduction by gestating with her second calf, and lactating.



PRODUCT HANDLING IS CRITICAL TO HERD HEALTH SUCCESS

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:26:15 -0500

The cow-calf production unit is the basis for the entire beef industry. The production of quality calves requires strict attention to the health of all calves, cows and bulls in the facility.



HYDRAULIC CALF TABLES MAKE LIVESTOCK HANDLING EASIER

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:25:33 -0500

Chutes and calf tables have made livestock handling easier—on the animals, and for the people doing the job, whether branding, castrating, dehorning, implanting calves, etc.



IT'S THE PITTS -- RATTLED

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 16:24:47 -0500

Despite having lived in, or near, rattlesnake country my entire life I've never known anyone who actually got bit by one, let alone got bit and lived to tell the tale. Until now, that is.



DO YOUR HOMEWORK BEFORE BUYING BULLS

Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:19:20 -0500

As the bull-buying season gets underway, commercial cattlemen should do their homework to help ensure the bull(s) they purchase this year meet their needs.



PREWEANING CALF MANAGEMENT PRACTICES ADD VALUE TO FEEDERS

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 15:14:08 -0500

The concept of a value added calf (VAC) program is not new today, but in the late 1980's it was thought to have little value in some circles.



THE WORLD ACCORDING TO HOOTER MCCORMICK -- NO WORSTER

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:48:09 -0500

LeRoy was ancient. The lines in his face looked deep enough to hide in. His hair, mostly silver now, was still thick; his black eyes continued to sparkle with mischief.



DO HOMEWORK BEFORE HEADING INTO BULL BUYING SEASON

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:18:22 -0500

When it comes to genetics, bull selection is the most important decision the cow-calf producer has to make.



BLACK INK -- WEIGHING PREVENTION

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 15:17:42 -0500

Sometimes it only takes a couple of 2-cc subcutaneous shots to head off problems down the line. Sometimes it takes a few tons of steel, careful planning and focused construction.