Feedlot Focus

Keep Your Cattle and Margins Healthy

By Ralph Cleale, PhD, Outcomes Research, Zoetis   Treating bovine respiratory disease (BRD) is expensive. Plain and simple. The average cost of a BRD antibiotic treatment is $23.60.1,* However, what can get even more expensive than treating BRD is not treating BRD effectively.    Death Losses BRD is behind about 50%-70% of cattle deaths on feedlots…

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LUVERNE, MN – A feedlot implant clinic has been scheduled for Tuesday, June 5th from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Binford Feedlot in Luverne, Minnesota. This free, hands-on clinic, is presented by Form-A-Feed and Zoetis Animal Health and will provide beef producers an opportunity to learn about proper implant management strategies. The clinic will…

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Cut Costs by Cutting BRD Re-treats

When it comes to bovine respiratory disease (BRD) treatments, it’s usually either do it right or do it twice.  By Douglas Hilbig, DVM, Beef Technical Services, Zoetis   Pull. Re-treat. Pull. Re-treat. Does this sound like an all-too-familiar process treating bovine respiratory disease (BRD)?   While it’s impossible to completely eliminate pulls and repeat BRD…

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Even Inoculant Application is Key for Quality Silage

  Uniform distribution of silage inoculants is an important factor in their ability to control the ensiling fermentation, and even gravity may be holding back inoculant performance. Some formulations may quickly settle out in the applicator tank — resulting in uneven application. “Inoculants contain live bacteria that are diluted and applied in small quantities during…

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Applications Being Accepted for TCFA Feedyard Camp

Amarillo, Texas – Texas Cattle Feeders Association (TCFA) is now accepting applications for the 2018 Junior Fed Beef Career and Leadership Program, which will take place June 26-29 at West Texas A&M University (WTAMU). Hosted with Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension and WTAMU, the Junior Fed Beef Career and Leadership Program, also known as…

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