VFD: What you need to know from a veterinarians perspective

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by Dr. Donald Sunday, DMV One of the most important pieces of legislation that will affect cattle producers, veterinarians, and the animal health industry is set to go into effect January 1, 2017. GFI 213 places the use of medically important antibiotics in feed or water under the supervision of licensed veterinarians. The Veterinary Feed […]

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Using Cost of Gain to Make Profitable Decisions

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History shows that production profitability is closely tied to several key factors, one being cost of gain. Producers can use their records on specific input costs and gain calculations to benchmark their enterprises. Simply, cost of gain can be used to make good business decisions. Management records indicate that feed costs can account for 50 […]

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Beef Cattle Institute launches pregnancy analytics mobile app

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MANHATTAN — The Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University is making it easier for producers and veterinarians to manage pregnancy diagnosis information with a new mobile app called Pregnancy Analytics. Designed to serve as an instant data collection and analysis tool, the app will facilitate the transformation of data into actionable information for individual herds. Not […]

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Recipes from the Ranch: Spicing Up Breakfast

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By Alisa Nolan, The Ranch Kitchen With school just around the corner, feeding the kiddos or even yourself in the morning can get a little hectic. One of our favorite breakfasts are these soft tacos. These tacos are easy to make and freeze well if you make them in bulk over the weekend. Just wrap […]

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Collect Hay Samples in 6 Easy Steps

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It is important to take samples of your hay to ensure you know its true nutrient value. It is extremely difficult to know the quality of your hay by just looking at it. By having your hay analyzed you will have a better understanding of its quality, and this will allow you to work with […]

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