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Myths vs. Facts

Myth: Farmers and ranchers leave their cattle to fend for themselves in frigid winter conditions, such as the polar vortex.<p></p>
The Facts: Winter is tough on all of us - every living thing is struggling to stay w

Implant Basics

Jan 04, 2017 by Ag Professional
Whether used in pre-weaned calves or feedlot cattle, growth implants do what their manufacturers claim - they improve rate of gain.

Live Versus Carcass Gains

Dec 14, 2016 by Ag Professional
It is no secret that beef slaughter weights have increased significantly in recent years - about 200 pounds on average since 1996 in fact. Several factors have influenced that trend, but mostly, cattle feeders hav

NAHMS begins preparing cow-calf study

Mar 14, 2016 by Ag Professional
The USDA's Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) regularly conducts major studies of livestock-production segments to track animal-health related trends and practices. During 2017, NAHMS will focus on the cow-ca

Diagnosis: Right heart failure

Mar 11, 2016 by Ag Professional
Several readers correctly identified the condition shown in our latest photo, but responses also again illustrated that a picture does not necessarily tell the whole story.